Are you interested in learning how to write a rap song? Well if so this article should be able to help you out and have you writing rap songs in no time flat. As a hip-hop producer I am very familiar with the process of writing rap songs. Since I feel that I have some information that others will greatly benefit from I decided to share it with anyone who was willing to learn. In this article I will go over some pretty easy steps that will help anyone who is serious about learning how to write a rap song.
You should be aware that there are many ways that you can go about learning this process. What I am about to share with you are the steps that I currently use to create rap songs. Use these steps the way you want or follow these steps to a tee. It's completely up to you.
Get A Topic - Get a idea of what your song is going to be about. Sometimes the mood that you are in will give you some really great topic ideas. For example if you are feeling happy and in a party mood you may want to write a song along those lines. Maybe you are having a bad day. This can also give you a ton of ideas for your rap song. If you let your mood determine your song topic it would be only a matter of time before you have a set topic to write about.
Brain Storm - This is a very important part if not the most important part of learning how to write a rap song. Brain storming is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. I sometimes sit in my chair for 30-45 minutes before I even pick up a pen. Just let ideas flow before you start actually writing anything.
Think Of A Title - Now is a good time to think of a title for your song. Now this doesn't mean that you can't change the title later. Picking a title will give you somewhat of a starting point for writing your song.
Write The Chorus/Hook - I personally like to write the chorus of the song before I start writing the verses. I do this because it really helps me to determine what the lyrics will be. If you are writing to a beat a good idea is to really feel out the beat and write your hook to really fit the beat you are using. You should know that in most case the hook is what makes or breaks a song, so take your time when creating yours.
Write Your Verses - When it comes to writing a rap song I usually recommend writing 2-3 verses, preferably 3. If you are going to use 2 verses they should be somewhat longer then each of your 3 verses would normally be. A verse usually consists of 16 bars (a pair of rhyming sentences = I bar). When writing your verses make sure that you are writing them to really fit your chorus. Your basic rap song structure usually goes intro, verse, hook, verse, hook, verse and hook. Of course you can alter this structure to your liking. Just make sure it sounds good and not to out the ordinary.
Touch It Up - Now that your song is completely written you need to go over it. You really want to make sure that your lyrics make since and that your hook is perfect for the song. Do not hesitate going over your song several times before you actually sell it or record it yourself. Learning how to write a rap song does not have to be difficult and hopefully this article hopefully proves that.