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
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
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
Being creative is all about having a workflow that allows you to be as free as possible so that nothing get's in your way! When it comes to songwriting I've found that working on your songs within a DAW helps boost your productivity and it's just way more fun! In this video lesson I will be explaining what a DAW is, what's the best one to use, and the 5 biggest reasons you should be using a DAW to write your songs. Also, as an added bonus I demonstrate how to actually get started using a DAW correctly! Without further ado... LET'S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/WLMgi--NvdY … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using A DAW To Write Your Songs
Once I got decent at rapping I still couldn't write a good rap hook to save my life! Writing hooks for my rap songs was something I struggled with for many years and it's very common for the majority of budding rappers to find themselves struggling with writing hooks as well. Well now, writing hooks has become one of my strengths and within this article, I'll be sharing with you my top 5 tips to help you overcome this obstacle as well. LET'S GET IT!! 1. The Instrumental You must first pick an instrumental that you not only think sounds good, but it must move you emotionally. Sometimes … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Tips For Writing Dope Rap Hooks
Sometimes, writing a rap song can feel like a daunting task and seemingly take forever! Just think about this for a moment. Rap songs typically contain the most lyrics and rhymes in comparison to any other genres of music. Simply put, our lyrical content is much denser and therefore requires more work from us from strictly a songwriting perspective. Within this article, I'm going to share one major hack to help you finish your rap songs faster! Let's get straight to it! Fresh Perspective One major downside to spending a lot of time writing a rap song is that we lose what I like to … [Read more...] about How To Finish Your Rap Songs Faster