How To Rap, Freestyle, And Make Your Own Songs

Arts & Entertainment

Rap Style

In the world of music, there are several styles and cultures inside each of them. Rap music is one of a kind because of its form and way of expressing their emotions unique and exciting. Let introduce you to a freestyle rapping. Freestyle is a rap that expresses things from the top of their mind without thinking. However, there are rhythm, rhyme, and flow that must match. Rapping is a kind of art that attracts the audience through words and how they tell their story.

You can start rapping with confidence by just getting used to the beat, but importantly you should find friends who can rap and start joining them; this will help you get used to the rapping environment, and you will be more comfortable. Try rapping about the random topic will help you to think more creatively. Slowly keep developing your skill till you can rap without any struggle. It takes time, but you will feel happier because you were having fun, easily expressing yourself over beats with more confident.

There are several tricks & tips that you can try out. It called “The Limitless Flow Method.” It is a method that so flexible you can rap or express anything without barrier because it tells you not to care about rhyme too much because it will mess up, and you rap will suck. Try to think more creatively and don’t fear to mess up because not everyone is born with a natural gift, but we can train one.

In brief, if you are very interested in rap, try it out, follow your heart, and do what you want. It will take time at first but never give up keep practice, and you will make it. Find your idol and friends that will inspire you. At last, rap will express who you are in your music.

What Makes the Difference Between People Who Succeed and Fail at Freestyling…

Two men, both 18 year old hip hop fans, decided to try freestyle rapping

The first man was consistent and practiced everyday over beats for the first week.

But in the second week he went to hang out with friends who were freestyling at a party. He did so well the first week, he decided to go in. He started freestyling for his friends and it was all bad from there. 

What the 2nd Man Did…

Like the first man, the second man was also consistent the first week and was getting comfortable rhyming off the top. He was in the zone.

He also went out with friends who were freestyling in a car. But somehow found the ability to flow and rhyme naturally without getting stuck. By week 2 he was able to freestyle rap completely off the top for over 5 minutes straight. And he was able to go back and forth with his friends freestyling about random subjects for hours.

His friends and family noticed. Girls at parties noticed. His friends asked him how he was able to freestyle like a natural all of a sudden.

The second man never got stuck while freestyling off the top, and by the end of four weeks he was turning his freestyles into full songs. He felt happier because he was having fun, easily expressing himself over beats, and was more confident than he’d felt in years.

So What Made the Difference?

Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, or MCing ) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates “rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular”, which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include “content” (what is being said), “flow” (rhythm, rhyme), and “delivery” (cadence, tone). Rap differs from spoken-word poetry in that it is usually performed in time to musical accompaniment. Rap being a primary ingredient of hip hop music, it is commonly associated with that genre in particular; however, the origins of rap precede hip-hop culture. The earliest precursor to modern rap is the West African griot tradition, in which “oral historians”, or “praise-singers”, would disseminate oral traditions and genealogies, or use their rhetorical techniques for gossip or to “praise or critique individuals.” Griot traditions connect to rap along a lineage of black verbal reverence, through James Brown interacting with the crowd and the band between songs, to Muhammad Ali’s verbal taunts and the poems of The Last Poets. Therefore, rap lyrics and music are part of the “Black rhetorical continuum”, and aim to reuse elements of past traditions while expanding upon them through “creative use of language and rhetorical styles and strategies”. The person credited with originating the style of “delivering rhymes over extensive music”, that would become known as rap, was Anthony “DJ Hollywood” Holloway from Harlem, New York.

Rap is usually delivered over a beat, typically provided by a DJ, turntablist, beatboxer, or performed a cappella without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between speech, prose, poetry, and singing. The word, which predates the musical form, originally meant “to lightly strike”, and is now used to describe quick speech or repartee. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning “to converse”, and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today, the term rap is so closely associated with hip-hop music that many writers use the terms interchangeably.