Regardless of whether you’re a new rapper, have a natural talent, or you’ve been in the game for many years, there’s always opportunity to improve your technique. As trends in music change and as you grow as a person, becoming a better rapper with a tighter technique and improved performance will help increase your fan base and confidence.
Practice Makes Perfect
Write every day. Work on your craft as much as possible and dedicate your time and energy to your expression. It’s true that practice makes perfect, so challenge yourself daily to write more bars and longer verses. In addition to writing, your delivery is also important. Grab a mic and stand in the mirror. Work on your stance, your posture, and remember to be unique.
Expand Your Vocabulary
Grab a dictionary and thesaurus. Expand your vocabulary and the words that you use to describe things, people, and events in your rhymes. Having an expansive vocabulary will open brand new horizons for your rhyme schemes and technique. It will also help you write from a more unique voice as you put your own personal spin on descriptions, similes, and metaphors.
There are a few games you can play when you write to practice your rhyme techniques. For one, go back to your dictionary and thesaurus, and pick out awkward words or words with more syllables that aren’t so easy to rhyme with other words. While you’re out, look around you and rhyme words with something that’s in your direct line of sight. It will keep you sharper in your abilities, especially if you freestyle or battle.
Research and Study
Go back to your favorite artists and the rappers that inspire you. Pick out the techniques that they use that make them great and memorable. Try your hand at those rhyme schemes in your writing. Also, expand the type of music that you listen to. Choose some new genres or other artists that you aren’t familiar with to learn from how they rhyme.
Keep Up with En La Calle Records
At En La Calle, we lay down tracks that tell the stories of what life is like here in Charm City. All of our artists bring something different to the table. We don’t follow any “formulas” to create our art. So, if you want to listen to some talented artists who keep it real, follow En La Calle. Check out our music here or search on iTunes for En La Calle Records and you’ll see why we’re different. To see more of what we’re up to and listen to more of our tracks, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.