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
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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?
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
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