The Rhyme (song)

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"The Rhyme"
The Rhyme.jpg
Single by Keith Murray
from the album Enigma
ReleasedOctober 21, 1996
FormatVinyl, Cassette, CD
GenreHip hop
Songwriter(s)Keith Murray
Producer(s)Erick Sermon
Keith Murray singles chronology
"'Get Lifted'"
"The Rhyme"

"The Rhyme" is the only single released from Keith Murray's second album, Enigma. The original version was again produced by Erick Sermon, with the remix produced by Jay Dee of The Ummah. "The Rhyme" made it to three Billboard charts, peaking at 12 on the Hot Rap Singles. The song contains samples from Run-D.M.C.'s "Sucker M.C.'s" and Maze's "Before I Let Go".

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Brian Luvar.[1]

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "The Rhyme" (LP Version)- 3:37
  2. "The Rhyme" (Instrumental)- 3:38
  3. "The Rhyme" (Slum Village Instrumental)- 4:01
  4. "The Rhyme" (Slum Village Street Remix)- 4:01
  5. "Yeah"- 4:52


Chart Position
U.S. R&B / Hip-Hop # 59
Hot Rap Singles # 12
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales # 3


  1. ^ "Keith Murray - 'The rhyme'". (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved September 5, 2015.