Learning How To Write A Rap Song With Instrumental beats
Are you interested in learning how to write a rap song over rap instrumentals? Well if so this article should be able to help you out and have you writing rap songs over hip hop beats in no time flat. As a hip hop music producer I am very familiar with the process of writing rap songs on hip hop rap instrumental beats. Since I feel that I have some information that others will greatly benefit from I decided to share it with anyone who was willing to learn. In this article I will go over some pretty easy steps that will help anyone who is serious about learning how to write a rap song over a good beat.
The first thing you need is a computer with a high amount of RAM and a hard drive, internal or external, with a lot of memory. Having a Mac would be ideal, but a well built PC will suffice if you lack the funds. I also recommend getting a TB (terabyte) hard drive, as they are relatively inexpensive and will most likely last you your entire music career. I have a terabyte hard drive that is not even at 60% yet and I’ve had it for years. Having a lot of memory is important because recording Wav and AIFF files take require loads of memory. Your system will crash if you don’t have enough available resources. The good news about this is that memory is very inexpensive these days. Expect to spend about $80 to $160 for a good hard drive.
Next thing you need to do is write every day. If you want to learn to write rap songs over good beats, then writing songs every day is a fundamental key to your success. Writing lyrics in one place on a regular basis will make you have a very good habit. So go get yourself a rap journal and start writing lyrics every single day. Don’t care if you make a mistake. The important thing is to write on a consistent basis in your rap journal. Studies have shown that if you do something for 21 consecutive days, then it becomes a natural habit. That means after writing rap songs for 21 days in a row, it will be more natural for you to write rap lyrics than not to do it.
After you get use to writing, Choose a Main Topic. Once you find a beat for your rap song that you want to use, begin thinking of a topic that goes nicely with the instrumental beat you chose. Remember to choose a topic that relates with both you and the rap beat. If you chose a sad, emotional sounding hiphop beat, then pick a topic that is sad and emotional and that you relate with. If you pick a club style beat then choose a topic that is relevant to the club scene. Listen to your rap beat, ask yourself what kind of impact you would like your rap song lyrics to have on people, and decide on your main topic. Remember that how you write rap song lyrics will greatly depend on your topic.
Make sure that you listen to a lot of different hip hop rap songs. The part of the song that sounds different is the hook. A lot of the time you’ll hear a verse, the chorus or hook and then the hook again. The formats may be different, but the part that stands out is the hook. Remember that the hook is your pathway to the verses. This takes the rapper as well as the listener from one verse to the next. The repetition is what will catch your ear and help to summarize the whole idea of the song. So as you work on writing the hook use these secrets to make your hook stand out.
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