Flow is one of the main things in rapping and sometimes the beat asks you to change the pattern you’ve been using through the song. Sometimes you need to go a little bit faster. Well, if you haven’t developed the “Fast Spitta Flow” here is one easy solution.
Here’s a web page full of tongue twisters. Try it, it's fun! Some of them are nearly impossible to say. For example:
"Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning."
Got your tongue in a knot? Join the club!
How Will This Improve Your Flow:
- You’ll loosen up your tongue more and this will allow you to say words faster
- You’ll improve your breathing
- You could increase your lung capacity with some long tongue twisters
- You might use a variation of those tongue twisters in your songs
- You can get ideas for your own tongue twister
- You’ll be able to record in just one take-without making any mistakes
Have you noticed those slow songs and then they “run” in some parts? That’s a catchy feature, so I suggest you hear some tongue twisters and think of innovative ways of utilizing them. Plus, it’ll help you articulate well and like I said above, you’ll be able to record in one take without the need for the dreaded multi-channel recording.
Every rapper should be able to do at least a quatrain in a faster pace.
There are rappers, like Busta Rhymes, Tech N9ne, MGK, Yelawolf and Twista, who actually recommend tongue twisters for those who want to get better at rapping fast.
Just practice them first in a slower pace, then push the pedal to the metal! You can practice with some chopper flow songs too, learn the lyrics first, then sing along.
Written by: Yusuf