One question that I've gotten a lot throughout the years goes a little something like this... "Cole, what do you feel makes a dope rap song?". This is a big question with a lot of nuances so in this video I will try my best to simplify what I think matters most when trying to judge whether a rap song is dope or not. I hope this helps guide you as you continue to write your rap songs! LET'S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/2kesCodZ-k4 … [Read more...] about What Makes A Dope Rap Song?
Today I would like to share with you a tool that I believe is going to be a game-changer for rappers! This "tool" is called RhymeWave and it's by far, the best rhyming dictionary I've ever seen for rappers. https://youtu.be/Ck10Iww1LRo What's A Rhyming Dictionary? If you're unfamiliar with what a rhyming dictionary is, it's basically a tool that allows you to input a word and it will give you a list of words that rhyme with it. This helps you speed up the rhyming process and can potentially save you if you're unable to think of any words that rhyme. In my opinion, throughout the … [Read more...] about RhymeWave – The Best Rhyming Dictionary For Rappers!
I routinely say at the end of each of my videos "And remember, when it comes to rapping, there's no rules, there's only techniques". Now please allow me to seemingly contradict myself for just a moment. If I were to tell you that there was one rule it would be this... "Always...and I mean always... follow... the inspiration". https://youtu.be/LEd71cK5eKA You see if you always follow the inspiration you will be much freer throughout the creative process. I've found that the creative process is very much about getting out of your own way. If you follow the inspiration then you … [Read more...] about The Only Rule Rappers Should Follow
Currently, we're beginning the 5th month of 2020 and the whole world has completely changed! We started this year off thinking WW3 was about to happen. Shortly after we tragically lost the legendary Kobe Bryant and now we're all isolated in our homes like schoolchildren; anxiously awaiting to be released for recess to expend our pent up energy and socialize with our esteemed besties. https://youtu.be/2kTYWgHrHJs While it's important that we isolate it's also imperative that we not work on our music in complete isolation from others. That's a sure-fire way to lose inspiration as well … [Read more...] about Turn Your Phone Into A Recording Studio With Spire Studio From iZotope
Most people don’t realize that there are different mechanisms that make rapping work! You see, when you hear someone rapping you may perceive it as one thing but you're actually hearing 5 things working at the same time. I like to refer to these as the 5 pillars of rapping. Each pillar requires a different set of skills that you must master. And there’s an order to learning them because each pillar supports the next pillar. It’s very much like building a house because a house is only as solid as the foundation that it’s built upon. https://youtu.be/ugREy5Xr4tA (Lyrics used for this … [Read more...] about The 5 Pillars of Rapping – How Rapping Really Works!
Eminem surprised us all last Friday with his surprise album "Music To Be Murdered By" and it's sparked up a lot of conversations! Has Eminem finally found the perfect formula to be himself in the current climate of Hip-Hop or is this another failed attempt? Here's my honest opinion. LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/L9cFc0QwI-M … [Read more...] about Eminem – Music To Be Murdered By – Album Review – Cole Mize Studios
In this video, I share my honest opinion about Eminem's latest single that dropped today called "Darkness". Today Eminem also released his new album called "Music To Be Murdered By". Talk about a surprise! LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/y7QAeUmC8LY … [Read more...] about Eminem – Darkness – A Rap Coach’s Honest Opinon
Over the years I’ve had many people ask me if they’re too old to be rapping. Perhaps you have wondered the same thing as well. In this week's video I will be explaining the different reasons people tend to worry about this, and the 3 key questions any rapper of age must ask and answer for themselves before moving any further! Even if you’re a younger rapper this video is still a must watch as you will learn a lot of valuable information from it! https://youtu.be/gzTe8dS4H2w 👇Articles Mentioned In This Video👇 Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers Poor Mans Recording … [Read more...] about Are You Too Old To Rap?
Within this week's lesson I’m going to finally put to rest an age-old question that I have gotten asked time and time again, “Cole, how many syllables should I put within one bar?”. And I’m also going to share with you the 3 main reasons why it doesn’t even matter! Without further ado LET’S GET IT! https://youtu.be/RcuDAK4rAbc 👇FEATURED VIDEO TUTORIALS👇 DETECTING TEMPO: MUSIC NOTES EXPLAINED: 5 MINUTES TO A BETTER RAP FLOW: … [Read more...] about How Many Syllables Should You Fit Within Each Bar?
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how you can make music that everyone is going to love then I think you will find the perspective and advice that I share in this video helpful as well as encouraging. LET’S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/_kXQnP9aq-4 … [Read more...] about Making Music That Everyone Will Love!