Rapping is not a walk in the park. It is a complex of elements of speech, prose, poetry and songs. Knowing how to rap means repeated practice overtime. The following tips will make you a great rapper.
1. Listen to lots of rap.
The first step to starting the long journey into the rapping world is basically listening to pros in the raping industry. Be in the culture and master the hip-hop sound.
Music, just like dancing, singing and drawing is an art and requires one to be in the art to perform the art. One way of being in the art is listening to multiple rap songs in a bid to master their style, intonation and rhythm.
Moreover, you will need to find a rap artist that you like, finding an attachment to something encourages and motivates to keep learning until you become just like your inspiration. This will also help you to get some kind of foundation and develop your knowledge and style.
Listen to a variety of rap music from different regions, let it be from New York, West Coast, Dirty South and the underground. All these will help you acknowledge with one that will take you into being in the know.
2. Get rhythm
You don’t just need to say anything that rhymes to be a rapper. It entails being a rapper and this requires you to get the feeling of being one. Tune your body and conscious to the art by rapping and feeling it. Try ignoring the words and pay attention to the instruments. Do this more so when listening to a rap that you really like or enjoy listening to and how the rappers words are fitting into the beat.
3. Join the rap
It is by doing that we learn the how to. Memorize the words of your favorite rap song and join in the rap as you listen to it. Do this continuously aloud and with confidence. Rap along in your car, in your headphone, even when taking a bath before heading to work.
Memorize the words and see if you can hit all the beats correctly. Look for the lyric of the rap and practice the verses. Do thus over the instruments and see if you have memorized the instrumental beats. Try very much to be on-beat. This will greatly help to keep a rhythm and tempo.
After mastering how to rap along fairly well and have memorized consistently over the instrumental beat, try adopting another beat, try one with a different sound and a different tempo.
4. Rap alone
Once you have known how to rap along, try rapping alone. Try doing it for many different songs with different rhythms and tempos. If you can do this all alone, then you have mastered the rhythm and stayed on-beat.
Once you can rap alone, raps from various artist, then you are good to go. Start writing your own raps and practicing them over and over again to make sure that you better your skills before presenting it out there.
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