Today I'd like to share with you a very practical way of not only improving your rap freestyles but your songwriting as well using something called Rhyme lists. As the name implies, Rhyme Lists are simply a list of rhymes. The Struggle If you're freestyling off the dome your biggest struggle is going to be coming up with rhymes quickly before your bar runs out. In fact, while you're rapping one bar you should already be thinking of the word you're going to rhyme with it on the next bar. That Guy We've all heard that guy freestyling who keeps using the same words over and over … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Rap Freestyles With Rhyme Lists
Have you ever attempted to write your next song only to be met by a crippling nemesis known as writers block? Of course you have! Anyone who is a creative has experienced these moments of utter frustration. So if you're wrestling with the uncertainty of what you should rap about in your next song take a deep breath and relax as I attempt to alleviate your suffering with a little bit of perspective. Let's get it!! What Should You Rap About? First Person Is Only One Perspective The first trap a lot of rappers fall into is thinking all their songs have to be about them. But let's be honest … [Read more...] about What Should You Rap About? A Guide To Destroying Writers Block!
Being a skilled rapper isn't just about riding the beat it's much more than that. Rapping is simply the vehicle we use to deliver our message to our audience. However there are many literary devices rappers wield such as rhyme schemes and punchlines which make a huge impact on the listener. And moving the audience emotionally and making a strong impact and lasting impression is really the goal of any artist right? So lets take a quick look at how you can create rap punchlines to hit HARD!! What Are Rap Punchlines? Rap Punchlines just like any other punchlines is the culminating part of a … [Read more...] about How To Create Rap Punchlines That Hit HARD!
At first glance rhyming words may seem overwhelming and a seemingly mysterious gift that only the elite wordsmiths have been gifted with since birth. But the truth is rhyming isn't so elusive once you start to break down the fundamentals of how they actually work. In this article I'll give you a detailed overview of all the different ways you can creatively begin rhyming words like a boss! Let's jump right in! Introduction To Rhyming Words When you break down what rhyming words actually is it's simply the use of similar sounds in some type of pattern that have a relationship to one another. … [Read more...] about Rhyming Words Like A BOSS!
It's one thing to know how to rap but knowing how to write a rap song is a completely different ballgame. In this article I will break down the key fundamentals to aid you during your future song writing journeys. These techniques will help you approach songwriting with a more methodical and foccused approach and will help you build your songs with finesse. Cinematic I like to think of a song like a movie. Movies are stories, experiences & journeys that captivate you. They give you experiences that you otherwise would have never had. They can make you feel scared, anxious, curious, … [Read more...] about How To Write A Rap Song
It's quite magical when the moment of inspiration hits you to write a song. It's prudent to immediately start jotting down your lyrics as you're being showered with fresh ideas that spark your creativity. But these moments don't last forever and you must take advantage of them as much as possible while you have them. In this article I will share a valuable technique on how to write rap lyrics faster so you can maximize your productivity during your next writing session. Zoned Out Have you ever been in the middle of a mental stimulating conversation with a person? One that's so interesting … [Read more...] about How To Write Rap Lyrics Faster
Every so often a piece of technology comes along that works so well it revolutionizes the way that we work. Evernote is that technology and for all of you songwriters out there it may just be your new best friend! So sit back and relax and i'll make sure that the two of you get properly acquainted. The Short & Skinny In short Evernote is a FREE glorified Universal Cloud Word Processor that's compatible with Windows, Mac's, Android's and iPhone's. Meaning everything that you store on Evernote is saved on a server. The reason that this is such a big deal is because the days of working on … [Read more...] about Evernote – A Songwriters Best Friend
Have you ever began writing a song and everything seems to be coming together perfectly? Then after a few more hours of working on it you seem to no longer love it? In fact you start questioning everything and end of backtracking and changing things? In this article I hope to shed some light on what's actually happening when you are experiencing this common occurrence among songwriters. Newly Acquainted Have you ever discovered a new song that you love and then after listening to it over and over again you notice your excitement and admiration of it diminishes significantly? Are you just … [Read more...] about Writing A Song With A Fresh Perspective
We've all at some point of time dealt with the frustrations of writers block. You're excited about finally getting to work on your new song only to be greeted by absolute nothingness. In this article I will shed light on a few things you could do that may liberate you from this artistic stronghold. Flatline Have you ever wondered what prompted you to write in the first place? Was it inspiration? How about desperation or even frustration? Music is all about feelings and emotions and often times that is exactly what causes us to express ourselves. But what if our emotions are completely flat, … [Read more...] about Overcoming Writers Block
https://youtu.be/T-rOzMMqwUU One of the most common issues I see up and coming rappers face who are learning how to rap is not having structured lyrics. In this article I will explain what structured lyrics are, why they are important and how you can ensure your lyrics are structured from here on out. The Importance Of Structured Lyrics So let's start off with what the word structure means in the first place. Structure: coherent form or organization. let's also take a gander at the word "Coherent". Coherent: logical and well-organized : easy to understand. able to talk or express … [Read more...] about How To Rap: Structuring Lyrics