In this week's video, I'm going to be revealing all of the advanced rhyming techniques that Cal Scuby uses in his song 'Cigarette Break'. If you apply these techniques correctly you can take your Rhyming Skills to new heights which will make your raps sound so much more pleasing and catchy to the listener! https://youtu.be/z1wuAjHuN9M FYI This is Part 2 of my How To Rap Like Cal Scruby series. In part one I broke down his rap flow which you can check out here. I also reproduced the instrumental and put my own twist to it. If you like this instrumental, it's called "Bounty Hunter" and … [Read more...] about How To Rap Like Cal Scruby Cigarette Break – Part 2: Rhymes
Today I’m going to be breaking down the rap flow of a song entitled “Cigarette Break” which is featured on a new album called “While You Were Sleeping” by Cal Scruby who is a very talented up-and-coming rapper from Ohio. I hope this serves as a great teaching tool for up-and-coming rappers and if you’re already a fan of Cal then perhaps this may even cause you to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into his songs. So without further ado… LET’S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/OwrQCU-wVqA RAP FLOW First off, in order to keep things … [Read more...] about How To Rap Like Cal Scruby Cigarette Break – Part 1: Rap Flow
If you’re a rapper that’s struggling to get your instrumental to loop perfectly in your DAW then stay tuned because today I’m going to show you how you can pull this off in 3 easy steps. So without further ado… LET’S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/U18V6z0eut4 FEATURED INSTRUMENTAL For this lesson I'm using an instrumental I produced called "Bounty Hunter" which is available on my beat store. WHY IS LOOPING HELPFUL? Songwriting Looping sections of a song during songwriting allows you to focus on specific areas without having to constantly adjust the music players … [Read more...] about How To Loop Hip Hop Instrumentals In A DAW Perfectly!
Do you feel like your raps sometimes sound a little…” samey”, or just a little too predictable and uninteresting mainly? If so, then this is the perfect video, for you to grow, so take a seat. Because today I’m going to show you 3, techniques, that require you to get offbeat, in order to make your raps sound even more unique. So without further ado… LET’S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/3Y8lVyCvlbc FUNDAMENTALS When I’m coaching beginner rappers I always emphasize the importance of ear training and being able to stay on beat. But once they have that rock-solid rhythmic foundation I will … [Read more...] about Make Your Raps Sounds Better By Getting Off Beat
It’s important not to spend too much time writing your rap songs. Because, the more time you spend the more likely it is that you will lose inspiration as well as focus, which may cause you to give up on your song altogether. In today's lesson, I’m going to be sharing with you 5 hacks that will allow you to write your rap songs faster so that you can complete your songs efficiently and have more fun in the process! So without further ado… LET’S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/4wzMdl7TtG0 PLAN Most rappers make the mistake of allowing their rhyme schemes to dictate the direction of their … [Read more...] about How To Write Rap Songs Faster
Are you a rapper that struggles to rap over parts of the instrumental that doesn’t have drums? If so, stop beating yourself up about it because you’re not alone! Today I’m going to be sharing with you 3 of my favorite techniques that I’ve used to help many of my students that I’ve coached privately throughout the years, overcome this very issue and I know if you apply these techniques, it’s going to help you too! So without further ado…. LET’S GET IT!!! Before we dive in, In case you missed it, I just wanted to let you know that I created another video tutorial which goes with this one, … [Read more...] about How To Rap On Beat Without Drums
Are you a rapper that’s able to stay on beat very well, but you struggle to stay on beat during parts of the instrumental where there are no drums? If that’s you then hang tight because today I’m going to show you 3 ways you can overcome this issue so that you never feel like you can only rap over certain parts of the instrumental. If you still struggle to stay on beat while drums are playing or aren’t even sure what the heck beats are to “stay on” then be sure to watch my video lesson called Establishing Rhythm Part 3 which will cover all the basics you will need before applying the … [Read more...] about Advanced Rhythm Techniques For Rappers: PART 1
One very powerful way that you can improve your rap skills is by studying other rappers! This is a fun way to ensure that you’re always improving while also staying inspired throughout the entire process of developing as a rapper! And in today’s lesson, I’m going to be showing you exactly how you can do it and sharing 5 things you should be listening for when studying your favorite rappers. So without further ado...LET’S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/jwV5RbTpwwY The Elephant In The Room Some people think you shouldn’t be influenced by other rappers because they think it helps you preserve … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Study Your Favorite Rappers
Are you a rapper who’s begun to record yourself and you’ve been using the technique known as “punching in” but you’re not happy with the results that you’ve been getting? For example, it sounds obvious that you’re punching in because your recordings don’t sound the same. Well if so, then this video is for you. I’m about to share with you 3 of the best techniques for punching in your rap vocals so that your recordings sound professional and the listener will never even know that you ever punched in. And if you're a rapper that doesn’t even know what punching in is, then make sure you … [Read more...] about How To Punch-In Rap Vocals Like A Pro!
Does this sound familiar? You write some awesome lyrics without an instrumental and then when you try to rap those lyrics over an instrumental it sounds like complete trash! Well if so, the good news is that you’re not alone. This is something that many rappers struggle with and in today’s video lesson I’m going to be showing you the 3 techniques that I use to make any lyrics sound incredible over any instrumental. So without further ado.... LET’S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/13WcmHD_zJU ORIGINAL LYRICS TIP 1 - Place Your Rhyme Scat up until around the 4th beat and place the … [Read more...] about How To Fit Rap Lyrics To Any Instrumental