Type Description Examples

Straight chorus
A repeated group of lines, usually rhyming, that reflects the theme of the song
Jamboree - Naughty by Nature

I'm Fricking Awesome - MC Paul Barman

A particular line, oten the song's title, occurs at the end of each verse
Goin' Way Back - Just-Ice

Symphony - Juice Crew All Stars

Refrain/ Straight Chorus Combo

Both SC + R
Robin Hood Theory - Gang Starr

Alternating refrain

A repeated line alternates with unrepeated lines
It's Okay-All Natural

Get Retarded-Canibus

One line repeats
Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuttin to F' Wit - Wu-Tang Clan

Party & Bullshit - Notorious B.I.G.

DJ-created A musical refrain, the rapper's previous song cut up, the song's title scratched, or a larger composition
That new DJ Premier/Mos Def song

Ain't No half Steppin' Big Daddy Kane

Loop-matched Singing Words are sung to correlate with the DJ-created melody
The new Nas song about how he's Nastradomus over the EPMD beat

All of Eve's & Swizzbeat's songs

Interpolated singing The chorus of a non-rap song is used for melody rhythm with new words
Chetto Superstar - Mya (from Dolly Parton)

The Mic is Mine - Mobb Deep

No Chorus:

a) story
Narrative never pauses
Paid in Full - Eric B & Rakim

That song off Liquid Swords - Genius

b) posse cut Pass the mic never allows for a pause
Just rhymin' with the Biz - Biz Markie/Big Daddy Kane

A whole bunch of Wu Tang Songs

c) speaking over bridge
Where a chorus might fit there is non-rhythmic speaking instead
Where Was Heaven - Wu Syndicate

A Very Sad Story - MC Paul Barman

 Form well-suited to not-rhyming