You can write about almost anything once you get the emotion and feel for your production. For example, I just wrote an interlude about circles. That’s it, circles.
For some it can come naturally but it is a skill that can be learned. It takes practice but also having a good vocabulary and learning which words go together helps. I started by studying artists I favored. From their lyrics to beat choice and even what they chose to rap about.
You really don’t need money to begin your rapping career, despite what people may say! The simple truth is that you can start from nothing and build yourself (and your career) up! It’s very simple, as long as you have the confidence to practice and get yourself out there, you are already ahead of the game.
Pick a topic like ‘travel‘ and go through the list and rap about those topics with the words that are supplied. You can deviate obviously and even if you mess up for a bar, just hop right back in. This will help you learn to think ahead while spitting which is the key to freestyle rap in the long run.
It has been said that it takes about 10,000 hours to master something. If this is true, if you practiced rapping for 3 hours a day it would take you around 3,333 days to master your rap skills which is a little over 9 years. Keep in mind, that is to “Master” rapping, like at a “Rap God” level.
Becoming a rapper isn’t easy, however, and there will be a lot of haters and competitors out there hoping to make you fail. But if you try to focus, make great music, build a fanbase and get the right connections, you too can make it big in “the game.”
Rap performers have traditionally been young men but there is no age requirement. Becoming a rapper at the age of 13 is no different than doing it at any other age. The main idea is to get a record deal.
There’s less than one chance in a million that you’ll become successful as a rap artist. The field is saturated beyond belief.
I have realized that in many rap songs by many different artists use the phrase, “mustard on the beat” at the begging of their rap.
Verses in rap are usually 16 bars in length. So 16 lines. One of the best ways to structure your ideas is in groups of 4 bars. Switching up your flow or rhyme scheme every four bars makes it a smoother transition.
A rap verse should be interesting, filled with lyrical and sonic twists and turns that keep listeners in tune. There are few things worse than a flat verse; predictable and underwhelming. Many rappers avoid this static approach through: Flow.