What is the most important part of the rap song? You guessed it right. It is the hook. What is the hook all about? Are there any tips to writing the hook? Let's examine the hook and in the process give you some tips and secrets to notching down the hook.
Secret 1 - Take Your Time
Take your time writing the hook. This is the catchy part of the song and many times is the most memorable part of the song. A lot of times the hook and the title may be the same thing. Many times it is repeated two or more times each time it is played in the song.
Secret 2 - The Hook Can Be Any Length
There is really no set length that a hook should be. Some will be a few words or phrases and others may be a sentence or two. A lot of hooks will match or be less than the length of the shortest verse. Some hooks will be longer than the verses and some will be shorter than the hook. You will see a variety of formats as you study different hooks.
Secret 3 - Listen to different songs
Make sure that you listen to a lot of different songs. The part of the song that sounds different is the hook. A lot of the time you'll hear a verse, the chorus or hook and then the hook again. The formats may be different, but the part that stands out is the hook. Remember that the hook is your pathway to the verses. This takes the rapper as well as the listener from one verse to the next. The repetition is what will catch your ear and help to summarize the whole idea of the song. So as you work on writing the hook use these secrets to make your hook stand out.