It’s one thing to have a terrific set of pipes, but recording your songs and getting used to performing on stage is an entirely different deal. Although all you probably want is to get your message across to your audience – there’s so many technicalities involved in rapping, from building a strong, professional record to marketing yourself. As unpleasant and dull as this whole business may seem, you need to delve into it to ensure that you even have an audience to begin with. So here are 5 common rappers frustrations that both newbie and experienced rappers face and how you can solve them for good.
So you heard a great beat and you want to start writing lyrics for it. The next thing you know, you’re procrastinating on Netflix and what was supposed to be a fun creative outlet has now turned into a chore or worse, it’s made you question your ability as a rapper. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. writer’s block happens to anyone who’s inventive, whether they’re working on music, art or any project that focuses on providing something valuable to the audience. So there’s no need to panic. In fact, a dry spell is not the monster it’s made out to be – there’s concrete reasons why it occurs. We’re going to go over the most common ones, as well as what you can do about them to get back on track with your creative process.
Even if you’ve got killer beats and mad skills in delivering your lyrics, recording rap can be difficult for a number of reasons. Despite having decent equipment, you might struggle with bringing emotion to your flow or projecting your voice. Likewise, all the charisma in the world won’t make up for using poor gear or a shabby studio. Here’s recording tips for rappers to fix all of that and everything you need to know so you can ace your recordings:
There’s an old saying in songwriting … don’t bore us, get to the chorus. And while you can’t really afford to be average in any part of your songwriting, the chorus is where concentrations are made. There are a few songs out there with crazy good verses, and not much of a chorus. A lot of songs out right now have pretty much no melodic component in the verses, being just rap, with the entire hook in the chorus. People like the cool vibe of the rap, but they are kind of waiting for that hook to come back around. Without the hook, you don’t have anything in the song. In this article find out how to write catchy rap chorus.