1. Listen to the iconic rappers:
Listen to rappers who challenged social norms and their circumstances with their music. From the rappers of the seventies, to the present day rappers, look for the best and listen to their music.
2. Learn rhyme and rhyme schemes
Rapping involves wordplay, and flow, and most importantly, rhyming and rhythm. There could be words that could be split to sound like a rhyme and two words could be used to rhyme with a single word.
3. Rap lyrics writing
You may check out rap tutorial available online or even go through books by famous rappers. However, it has to be totally your own lyrics for you to sing.
4. Count the bars and note the tones
Very vital to rapping and producing music are the bars that could be around 12 or 15 on an average at the beginning.
5. Rap as you write
Just as you write try to rap and practice it out by singing it aloud. This will not just prepare you far ahead but also help you reduce any faux pas at a live event.
6. Try to learn from mistakes
It is natural that many times, the rhyming will not come out just the way you wanted it though it had worked with the audience.
7. Record your rap practice
Once you are ready with your lyrics, try rapping and recording them. When you record you listen to yourself and also realize two things- your voice on record and your rapping style.
8. Remember the song structure
Many times, it becomes vital to know where the choruses join you and where your lines are longer too.
9. Practice rapping daily
In order to ace in the act and before a live audience, you need to practice daily just so that you can improvise later on if you wish.
10. Freestyle to perfection
Though it might seem too much to ask for initially, with practice and performances, it would be quite easy.
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Grizzly Beatz is an American Hip Hop Producer from Los Angeles, CA. He has produced for Curren$y, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, Gatorade, Chief Kamachi, Nike, Activision and more.