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Do This 1 Easy Thing and Improve Your Rap Flow Immediately

 

Have you ever wondered why your flow doesn't sound as good as the industry standard? It might seem like the industry rappers are on the next level because the vast majority of them are using the technique which we're about to unveil to you right now. The trick is to:

Create the Skeleton First, Then Fill in the Lyrics

This is a tested and proved method for producing lyrics that are melodic and pleasant to listen to, due to their clear underlying rhyme structure. Among the most popular rappers that are utilizing this method of writing are Snoop Dogg, DMX and Eminem. They all create the skeleton first and then fill in the lyrics. Let's delve deeper into it.

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Build the Skeleton First

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, so by consciously placing sounds on certain places, you get to modulate the flow.

The Steps to Consciously Create Your Flow

The first thing you need to do is 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 means that you can divide it into quatrains-4 quatrains. So you create a rhyme scheme for the first quatrain, then fill it with words. Then create a rhyme scheme for the second quatrain, then fill it with words and so on.

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Create Your Own Flow

This will give you great freedom, as you can now choose how you can flow. You can choose the intensity of the melody and the frequency of rhymes.

A lot of people write lyrics with the other approach. They just sit down, start from bar one and make up the flow as they go. This is an alternative of course and by all means, if you feel most comfortable with this approach, use it.

Creating the skeleton first is a method, worth trying. The benefits are enormous and some of you might find that it allows you to be more creative and expressive.

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What do you think of that approach? Do you think that there is any other method of writing, which is perhaps much better? What is it?

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  • Carl
    December 17, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Don’t get me wrong coz u r with my x,tell the bitch i wrote this txt to get u impressed am real u dont exist so i guess u should hit tha exit got so much money i jst lyk to post it#carl

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    • Shariff
      January 16, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Not a bk pack rapper but at the point where I can spit quick…
      Using multiple syllables to make u hit u fake bitch but wait a minute it looks like I’m spitting to the limit u wana get disfigured then come get it

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  • Deo
    December 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Shootin like im NBA
    quick pause hit a j
    now im drivin down the lane
    you aint keepin up the pace
    sorry kinda hard to chase
    you like a tortus in a race
    always comin first place
    you aint close get out the way

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    • Daniel
      January 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Hey y’all

      Yeah heard the words is better too
      Dripping in the seven two
      You ain’t got no alibi bitch nigga
      Now u thru
      Heard u said you drive a coupe
      Nigga back it up a step or two
      TheM keys is leased yo ass is broke
      And now you wanna settle foo
      Something like a fucking tool
      U say u feel some type of way
      I’m just like Quan when walking thru

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  • December 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Follow your heart.

    And then become technical.

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    • @LostBoyRo
      December 13, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      This^^^^

      I would suggest Journaling with no structure to get out clear and coherent thoughts, you can then restructure ideas into rhymes..

      Reply

  • innocent
    November 25, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    comment …
    when i rap your bitch clap with that ass.
    i guess ur bitch read ads coz anything to me add up
    get your heads up not hopes up.
    cause these hoes aint promising :-) 😉

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  • [email protected]
    July 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    This article is awesome

    Reply

  • chris
    June 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    can anyone explain the skeleton format ? what do you do ? play the song and place points on paper where the rhymes will go and fill the rhymes then add so to speak filler worlds between the rhymes or compounds? or do u fill it with inner rhymes?

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  • peter coker
    April 29, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    steps are gud

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  • Jicing
    April 8, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I like what u are all doing, it good but there are some step i dnt understand.pls

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  • Jicing
    April 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I only understan few ofthe step

    Reply

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