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 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 To Improve Your 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
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
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!
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