How to Rap and Write Modern Hip-Hop Lyrics in - Deviant NoiseYou spend hours listening to your favourite artists on repeat. One problem. You have the lyrical depth of a cardboard box. No matter how much you write, your raps lack the punch needed to take it to the next level. Here are 6 lyrical crafting techniques that the pros use today to improve their lyricism and edge over the rest.
How to Rap and Write Modern Hip-Hop Lyrics in 2019
I recently showed you how to become a better rapper , focusing on how to improve your voice, delivery and the like. Delivery is nothing without rap lyrics people want to listen to, so master both — Tweet This. One of the biggest mistakes I see many up and coming rappers make is feeling they need to make each of their bars rhyme. Now I know this is the easiest way to start getting a feel for lyric writing, but since you want to improve your lyrics, you need to get rid of this limiting belief that rap lyrics have to rhyme. Neither of the above are traps you want to fall into, so try not to put too much emphasis on rhyming. This will allow you to use more words in your rhymes, and not limit the things you can rap about. Another advantage of not insisting on rhyming every lyric is that it can become a stylistic quirk of yours.
In rap, punchlines quite often have a level of wordplay associated with them. So the first bar is the setup, and the next bar is the punchline. Boxing is a great way to think about punchlines in rap. Boxers throw half power jabs, sticks and little blows in order to set up the big haymaker. In rap, the first bar would be the jabs and the second bar would be the punchlines. Or even 7 bar setups for 1 punchline at the end.