https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEFAZzCRqW0 Puzzled Faces When you are learning how to rap one word that you are going to eventually come across are ad-libs. Most rappers never learn the importance of this word until they are in the studio recording and the engineer asks them "do you want to do some ad-libs?". I know this for a fact because I have been that engineer asking that very same question to artists. Every now and then the artist will look back at me with a puzzled face and curiously ask "What are ad-libs?". Improvisation Ad-lib is actually short for the word ad libitum which means … [Read more...] about How To Rap – Understanding Ad-libs
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Every now and then I will come across someone making the comment that "some people don't have the talent to rap" or basically saying that certain people don't posses the qualities needed to be a good rapper. But is rapping only for an elite group of people that was born with a special ability or can anyone learn how to rap? These comments and questions opens up a big can of worms that need to be broken down. Do some people simple have the talent and others don't? Just don't end up trying to be like this guy and you should be ok. lol Where We All Start I personally have never meet someone … [Read more...] about Do Some People Not Have The Talent To Rap?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHZVfZpgtKI How Does The Beat Fit? In this installment of Be A Better Rapper Now I discuss how to improve rap flow by establishing rhythm, I refer to this as "trying on the beat". I like to call it trying on the beat because I think of it as trying on clothes. Every beat fits you differently just as every piece of clothing does. If you are wearing skinny jeans so tight that people know how many quarters you have in your pocket it may determine what activities you partake in that day in comparison to you wearing sweat pants ya feel me? So you will need to … [Read more...] about How To Improve Rap Flow: Establishing Rhythm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQ5lP9fUug 4 Quarters Make 1 Dollar Welcome to another edition of Be A Better Rapper Now! You may be wondering how to start rapping. One of the first things you need to learn how to do is hack the beat. What does hacking the beat mean? I'm not talking about stealing a beat from another producer or artist. That's called beat jacking which is another topic. What I mean by hacking the beat is understanding the core fundamentals of the beat that you are writing to. In the real world we measure things by width, depth, inches, centimeters, yards, feet, miles … [Read more...] about How To Start Rapping: Hacking The Beat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEcfDQu1HsA A New Journey Begins Welcome to the first installment of a new series I just launched called "Be A Better Rapper Now!". The purpose behind this series is to share tips & tricks on how to rap that I have gathered from my past 17 years of experience. I hope you will join me on this journey as I strive to share everything I know about rapping in hopes to help people just like you improve your craft and I hope to learn from you about your creative process and techniques as well. My wRAPsheet Just to give you a brief history on my … [Read more...] about How To Rap: What Is Rapping?