Do This 1 Easy Thing and Improve Your Rap Flow Immediately
Have you wondered why your flow doesn’t sound as good as the industry standard? Some rappers can just flow better than you? It seems like they’re on that next level. Well, let me tell you what you gotta change, so you can move forward.
Create the Skeleton, Then Fill in the Lyrics
That’s tested and proved. Snoop writes his raps like that, DMX rhymes like that, Eminem raps like that. They all create the skeleton first and then fill in the lyrics. What do I mean by that?
You have to understand that words are sounds and the way you use the rhyme words in your bar determines the way your flow goes. The actual flow of your rapping is the melody made by the succession of the words within that bar, you get me?
So, if you want to consciously create your flow..
You first make the skeleton of rhyme schemes. Do the structure for one verse and then fill it up with lyrics, which match the skeleton’s structure. This way, you’ll know how your flow will sound before you actually fill in the words.
This will give you great freedom, as you can now choose how you can flow. You can choose the intensity of the melody. Alot of people write lyrics with the other approach. They just sit down, start from bar one and make up the flow as they go. I did that too in the beginning, but this way limits your creativity and is only one layer.