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
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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!
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?
The reason that music is so catchy is due to its musical patterns. If it weren't for these patterns then everything would sound random and would be impossible to follow. In this week's lesson, you will learn how to make your raps more catchy by understanding the 2 main types of patterns rappers use along with the 3 most powerful keys to delivering them to your listener! So without further ado... LET'S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/VhY_hAtn2h4 … [Read more...] about The 3 Keys To Making Your Raps More Catchy
As a rapper, one problem that you will inevitably face is something known as Writers Block. If you've never heard of the term "Writers Block" before, it simply means that you're stuck for whatever reason while you're writing your song. It's very frustrating when you attempt to begin writing a song and can't seem to catch any traction! Or perhaps even worse is when you do seem to have good momentum and then you run out of gas!!! ERRRR!!! Well, today's video is filled with lots of awesome tricks and hacks that you can use to ensure you never get stuck writing a song again! If you … [Read more...] about Never Get Stuck Writing A Song Again!
Have you ever noticed that some rappers are able to rap an entire verse without breathing? But when you rap their same verse you can't even get away half way through it without running out of breath? How come they are able to do it but you can't? Well, that's exactly what I'm going to be covering in this eye-opening video tutorial! So without further ado... LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/ELgv0A0Sie4 … [Read more...] about How To Rap An Entire Verse Without Breathing!
During part 1 of this tutorial, I explained what scatting was, how it works, the key benefits and I gave several examples of me scatting live! If you haven't already seen PART 1 be sure to check it out first via this link. In this video tutorial, I continue to expound upon and demonstrate the benefits that rappers receive from scatting! I also reveal how you can use scatting to improve your rap voice as well! You will also learn how you can get started with scatting immediately even if you can't come up with any cadences of your own! LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/u6NMEs7z7PI … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Scatting Part 2
Most people don't realize that rappers are musicians. This is why rappers are able to make their lyrics sound so "musical" over any instrumental! And the key to improving your rapping skills musically comes down to a really powerful technique rappers use called Scatting! In PART 1 of this video tutorial, I explain and demonstrate what scatting is and give you practical tips on how you can start improving your scatting skills now! LET's GET IT!! You can watch PART 2 of this video tutorial by clicking here https://youtu.be/gDtwwu40gNE … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Scatting Part 1
https://youtu.be/1FwPm127baI If you're a rapper that struggles with the following... Remembering how your flow and lyrics connect together Where your rhyme schemes are placed within each bar Where you're supposed to be taking all of your breaths Then you're likely not structuring your rap lyrics correctly. If you aren’t quite sure how to structure your rap lyrics then today, then don't worry because that's exactly what today's video tutorial is all about! In this video tutorial, I will give you a behind the scenes look at how I structure my lyrics. If you follow this … [Read more...] about Structuring Rap Lyrics