Nearly every rap song consists of three basic parts: intros, hooks (choruses) and verses. Occasionally, you’ll see some other elements, but usually rappers stick to these three. Most songs begin with some instrumental bars, which are typically followed by a verse, although some do start with a hook.
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.
Learn to rap by listening to the masters, learning rhythms, and practicing your own lyrics. There are no shortcuts, and you won’t sound like Kendrick Lamar or Eminem overnight – but if you put in the hard work, you’ll be rewarded.
The term “hook” likely goes back to the earliest days of songwriting because it refers to the part of the song intended to “hook” the listener: a catchy combination of melody, lyrics and rhythm that stays in the listener’s head — something that songwriters from the dawn of time have wanted to achieve.
According to the study, the word “chopper” is used more by rapper than performers in any other genre, which is unexpected, but not surprising.
How to write a happy song: The way to write a happy song is to establish an upbeat tempo, write catchy, fun, uplifting lyrics with the hook repeated several times throughout the song. Writing the song in a major key is important, as minor keys tend to elicit sad emotions.
J. Cole markets himself as an album artist, but it increasingly appears that his true calling is writing feature verses. The Fayetteville MC has a killer instinct when he’s a guest on a track, deployed for a short burst of time — the sprints, versus marathons, suit him.
|Origin||Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Instruments||Vocals keyboards sampler|
|Labels||Dreamville Roc Nation Interscope Columbia ByStorm|
Who can really say who the first white rapper was? But certainly the Beastie Boys were the first to shoot to fame — and fundamentally alter the genre — with 1986’s “Licensed to Ill,” in which hip-hop was forced to confront questions of race, audience and inflatable phalluses.
In hip-hop slang, bars refers to a rapper’s lyrics, especially when considered extremely good.
Rap, of course, is rhythmical and is more than fast-talking. … But it requires glibness on your part if you want to rap effectively. To rap fast, therefore, requires you to practice a lot until you become a master of rap. The ability to rap may be a natural talent, but it can also be learned and imbibed.