If you’re a rapper that isn’t enjoying writing your rap lyrics down on paper the good news is that you’re not alone...and in this video I’m going to be providing you with some quick practical tips as I answer one of my student's questions regarding this very issue! https://youtu.be/OgMGxpCVv_4 LHORMI SE7EN asks… “Hey Cole. I find it hard to write my lyrics with a pen and a paper but when I eventually do, my raps are way more advanced and my rhyming is extremely amazing. I write more songs with my phone's notepad but then the lyrics are not so outstanding and it doesn't have that extra … [Read more...] about I Hate Writing My Rap Lyrics Down! Please Help!
In this week's lesson, I'm going to show you some of the secret songwriting techniques that the very talented rapper Cal Scruby is using in his song Cigarette Break. If you haven’t already heard this song, be sure to check it out here. This is the 3rd part of this series. I’ve done 2 other videos that break down Cal Scruby’s Rap Flow and his Rhyme Schemes which you can watch via my YouTube Playlist https://youtu.be/gRGUhqvYI34 01 THEME SMOKE IN - Lighter FX HK - If you want smoke we can take a cigarette break HK - Makes sound like he’s blowing out smoke 02 … [Read more...] about Rap Songwriting Secrets Revealed by Rapper Cal Scruby – PART 3: Songwriting
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
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
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