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The Gambit
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"I write rhymes every day" -Erinem 

Erinem / The Gambit

In chess, a gambit is a risky maneuver where one player sacrifices a piece in order to gain some strategic advantage over their opponent. Sometimes this happens by trapping the other player into capturing the sacrificial piece. For the player offering the gambit, this move opens up the board favorably if the gambit is accepted. Just as a gambit is about sacrifice in order to get ahead, so is this body of work.

 

This album is about the sacrifices that are required of anyone who pursues greatness in the music industry, especially in hip hop. In the title track, “The Gambit” the singer says, “you fight and you strive for this prize, but it comes at the highest price, you will have to sacrifice, for a slice of paradise... I hope you win the game, when you do, I hope you can, stand to, live with what, you lose, what will you choose?” This is a pervading theme throughout the album.

 

There will be sacrifices demanded to obtain this prize, and it will take everything that you have, that you love, that you've worked for. And if you’re lucky, the game may then allow you to keep playing, to keep participating in it. But rarely does this world let anyone in; more commonly, it just swallows you up. Erinem would give it all up for this. It's The Gambit.

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Daily Rhyme Practice 21

When You Still Can't Find Paper

When You Still Can't Find Paper

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Daily Rhyme Practice 14

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Daily Rhyme Practice 20

When You Can't Find Paper

When You Can't Find Paper

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Daily Rhyme Practice 3

Rhyme Practice (Orange Rhymes)

Rhyme Practice (Orange Rhymes)

Erinem practices coming up with new ways to rhyme the "un-rhyme-able" word, Orange.

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Daily Rhyme Practice 9

Who Wrote Which?

Who Wrote Which?

Erinem wrote the verse on the left hand side. She tweeted it after having written it down on her hand. Three weeks later, Eminem dropped a surprise album (MTBMB) and the verse on the right hand side was in one of the songs included on that album. Erinem wrote her (nearly identical) verse before the album was ever dropped, though it's likely they wrote their verses around the same time, since Erinem was also recording an album at that time. Luckily, Erinem tweeted her verse, verifying the dates.

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Daily Rhyme Practice 10

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Daily Rhyme Practice 5

"If I win, it's cuz I was driven. I worked hard,

like it was my job, one I had to pay to do,

and this shit still ain't earned me a living,

but it's all I wanna do"

 

-erinem

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LIT MUSIC REVIEW SAYS...

"Erinem's style has a boom-bap feel to it. Think Eminem Infinite-era but with the Slim Shady LP flow.

 

Erinem is at her best with the honesty in her verses. You can visualize Erinem's pain of wanting more, but she keeps hitting roadblocks"

— Lit Music Review

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