Learning how to write a rap song is in itself not difficult but writing a good one takes years of practice. New rappers may have difficulty in knowing how to even begin to write their own rhymes and can become discouraged or overwhelmed when the process is a bigger challenge then they had previously thought.
The first step to write a rap song is to find inspiration and decide on a topic that you wish to write about. Rap music varies in its subject matter from gritty street tales to love songs to party anthems to everything in between. What is your current mood? If you are feeling down it might not be the best time to write rap verses that talk about celebrating in a club so gauge your emotions and tailor your words accordingly.
The step by step process for writing the beats is pretty basic but like anything it takes lots of work to get good at it. If you really want to become a rapper then you will have to sacrifice your time to make it happen. Some people have more natural talent at rapping but none of the greats were just born with it, they worked on their craft every day. You just have to keep in mind that it will take a little while before you have a working set of lines. Writing words for a rap song can be considered a skill just like any other talent and if you are not born with it, learning it may take some patience.
One big key to writing is that the tune and the lines need to be catchy. People want to hear stuff that will catch their attention and keep it. This means that any tune in which will stick in their heads, will be a good one. This is the same tactic that is used for commercial TV ads in order to get people to remember a product and it really does work.
The subject to your song theme should be based in reality. By that, I mean don’t strike about how you have a Lamborghini and mansions if you live in the projects. Conversely, don’t claim to know about the streets and city life if you were born and raised in the suburbs. Rap is an outlet and expression of one’s experiences and observations. If you enjoy working with music, rhyming to a beat and creating dope new rhymes, then you might find that writing the beat lines is ideal for you. Sometimes writing rap songs starts as a hobby that later turns into a career. You may also find that you have a gift for rapping but that you struggle with writing rap lyrics. If that is the case, you’re not alone. Scores of rappers have made careers by hiring rap ghostwriters to write their themes and beats they perform.The following are tips on how to write good lines.
Have A Rap Journal
You want to have your own rap journal. This is the place where you write all of your rap lyrics and songs. Having one is absolutely essentials if you’re serious about being a rapper. You can also use it as a notebook to write down your personal goals of becoming a better hip hop artist. Studies have shown that people who write their own goals down tend to achieve their aspirations more often than those who don’t take the time to write down their goals.
Write Every Day. If you want to learn to write rap songs, then writing songs every day is a fundamental key to your success. Writing themes consistently will greatly improve the progress that you make. What you write doesn’t have to be perfect. All that matters is that have some solid output and not just ideas in your head.
Study Other People’s lines. If you want to get more creative and want to know how to write rap texts, then what better place to start than by looking closely at how the professionals do it? So, pick a few hip hop artists and actually take some time to study their song verse. This will help you understand the patterns and formulas that raps songs are based on.
By learning from others, you will be in a position to work elements of their style into your own. That’s not to say that you should outright copy other people, but rather that you don’t have to re-invent the rapping wheel so to speak. Just put together those lessons into your own rap song writing to create a unique and powerful style.
Work Your Personality Into Your Songs. In addition to having structure to your songs, you want to give them a twist that makes them unique to you. You can do this by writing some lines about your own personal life experiences. Don’t be shy about writing about your own life. The more honest and open that you are, the more people will connect with you and the longer your songs will be remembered by them.After your lyrics are done you will need to practice over the beat until you have it down pat. Lots of work can be done in the recording studio to improve the song and your delivery further but don’t waste time and money by not being prepared to spit your raps. Once you feel comfortable that you have the song down you can then record it. I recommend that you start out with a cheap home recording set up just so you can have a basic idea of how it will sound and after you have done that then go to a recording studio and pony up the cash to have it professionally mixed.