How To Write A Rap Song
Welcome to how to write a rap song. This guide will show you how easy it is to write a rap song in 10 easy steps. Happy songwriting!
- Rappers focus less on melody in their songs and more on rhythm. Listen to the way people speak and play around with words which flow into each other.
- To help you write your rap you need a beat. Look online for beats on a creative common licence. This type of licence means you are allowed by law to use it for your own purposes. Alternatively, compose your own beat on a programme like Logic or Cubase.
- Decide what kind of style you want to go for. Will it be a personal piece or more a fun track that could be played at parties. Will the song be slow and melodic or fast and furious?
- Brainstorm some ideas and begin to formulate a structure. Listen to artist's you like to get an idea of how they put together their songs.
- Think about how you're going to rhyme, for example every last word of each line could rhyme but to make it more interesting you could try having two in each line.
- Try starting with an intro. Next introduce your name and who you are. Then have your first verse focus on your situation.
- Introduce your first chorus. Try asking a friend to sing it. This gives you time to catch your breath before your second verse. Consider using vocoders or autotune effects which are popular in the rap genre.
- Repeat this pattern of verse chorus and then maybe introduce a bridge. Bridges are supposed to be different to other parts of the songs so bear this in mind.
- If you run out of inspiration listen to some rap and how they keep things interesting.
- Remember when learning how to write a rap song that rappers are supposed to be confident so pronounce your words carefully whilst maintaining an attitude.