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
If you’re a rapper who feels like your rhymes are pretty good but your lyrics are still lacking that extra power that they need to really move the listener then you may want to consider using punchlines. In today's lessons, you’re going to learn what punchlines are and 5 of the most effective techniques that rappers use to create punchlines that hit harder than Chris Brown did Rihanna. LET’S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/_k0JJsAstpU LESSON NOTES WHAT IS A PUNCHLINE? A punchline is simply a line or phrase that has a heavy emotional impact on the listener. In Hip-Hop Punchlines are often … [Read more...] about How To Write Rap Punchlines
If you feel like your raps are coming off as sounding amateur or lacking that extra flair that’s needed to really impress your listeners then it could be due to not fully harnessing the power of Rhyming! In today's video lesson, I’m going to be giving you 5 very practical but powerful tips that will help you improve your rhyming skills so that you can make your raps sound more catchy which will keep your listeners locked into your song the entire time and will leave them wanting more! https://youtu.be/vN_kjq7Jzwc LESSON OUTLINE What are Rhymes? A literary device that uses the … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Rappers Can Improve Rhyme Skills
The hook is the most important part of a song yet they are the most difficult for up and coming rappers to write. If you don’t have a good hook, you don’t have a good song! The good news is that writing a dope rap hook is not hard at all when you have the right techniques! In today’s video I’m going to share with you 3 of my most powerful techniques that I’ve learned over the years which allow you to write amazing rap hooks on a consistent basis! https://youtu.be/cd3PleJCGnw Examples of Different Types of Hooks Harmonic - Hopsin - … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Ways To Write A Dope Rap Hook
Do you hate your rap voice or feel like it's not good as it could be? Well...welcome to the club! I've been there too! Every rapper has been there! The good news is that there are techniques that you can start using today that will dramatically improve your rap voice moving forward! https://youtu.be/xd1YpWgljX8 … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Rap Voice Today!
At some point in time, all of us rappers have struggled with using the same rap flow on every song. In this week's video lesson, you will learn the 4 main causes of this issue along with practical solutions you can begin implementing right now to take your rap flow to the next level! Spoiler Alert! I used the hook from Logic's new song, "DadBod" to demonstrate some of the techniques you will be learning in this video. LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/TOIGRz3WdiY … [Read more...] about Fix Your Rap Flow From Always Sounding The Same!
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?