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Tips On How to Rap Fast

 

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.

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Tongue twisters

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

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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.

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  • cledwyn
    October 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

    now can anyone explain to me what is a normal flow as opposed to double time and triple time?

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    • cledwyn
      October 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

      can someone give examples with songs and song timing were double time and triple time rapping starts

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      • SlipperyDeViL(RM Veteran)
        October 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        Look up “So Dope” by Tech N9ne, you’ll see lots of fast rapping, and notice how many syllables each rapper spits at a time. Tech is fast, but Twisted Insane gets some loco shit fast

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        • cledwyn
          October 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm

          OK so say I want write verse to rap in double time do I have to use words with two syllable three syllables ? How do I go about it?

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          • SlipperyDeViL(RM Veteran)
            October 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm

            You just group them together. Any word that has increments of 2 syllables. However, this can be broken to rev like a lot of Chopper flows do. The rev is the one or two syllables you drag out muxed with you fast rap. So examaple:

            *Note that I’m breaking up the words by dashes to group the syllables, this would be rapped fast*

            Au-to mat-ics flash-in fast-er than-the eye-cap tuuuure/

            So 13 syllables here. Notice the 2 syllable groupings? Then the 13th syllable is dragged out for the rev and to catch a quick breath break. So it would be written like this:

            Automatics flashin faster than eyes capture/

            But the way I broke it down is the flow, I use a lot of chopper style elements in my flow. Hope this helps :)


          • cledwyn
            October 2, 2014 at 5:42 am

            Thanks bro your are awesome and the only one that helps over here :) much appreciated :)


          • SlipperyDeViL(RM Veteran)
            October 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

            No sweat


          • TripleD
            TripleD
            October 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm

            I wouldnt know much bout rapping double or triple time the whole song I tend to implement them in little sections.

            I write my verses one sylable at a time, neva stoppin/
            Keep going cus my lines killin em see em droppin/

            straight rap
            or like this

            I write my verses one {sylable} at a time, ne{va stoppin}/
            Keep going cus my lines {killin em} see {em droppin}/

            Ig what I’m tryna say is that its possible to incorperate what slip her said in sections


          • cledwyn
            October 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

            Thanks triple d for the advise :)


  • cledwyn
    September 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

    What is rapping in triplet means?

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  • lex icon
    September 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Another great way to learn to chop is by studying marching band drumming patterns. Usually instead of ridingthe bass of a song the chopper follows the snare

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    • Slippery D3V1L (RM Veteran)
      September 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Glad some one else noticed this too. if you’re good enough at riding a beat, you can chop to the snare and then hit your revs on the bass counts. Gives the change if flow more weight and makes that chopper flow sound extra heavy

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  • Kenny 2.0
    August 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I’ve been doing tongue twisters for a while now its nice to see im not the only one.

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  • lil ray ray
    November 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I read the few comments above and i still kinda don’t get it…. is there anyway you can elaborate on the chopper flow?? like one segments that you do because i can’t get it but i really wanna get this down and put it in my arsenal Thanks alot for the site any way dude it really is a help for young MCs like me

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    • Slippery D3V1L (RM Gladiator)
      August 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Chopper flow is a specific type of flow, Tech N9ne being the the best example. Imagine a big chopper motorcycle being revved and shifting gears. Now picture this same sound as you listen to Tech. See how he will “spittawholelotta reallllllly fastsyllablesandwhenrapsandyoucan heeeear itwithinhisflow”

      That whole spit quick then drag one word out like a chopper revvung up. That’s how many if techs sings flow. And there you have the chopper flow.

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  • Cubeddd
    October 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I have a very choppy sporadic flow. Yes it takes a little talent to do this. But practice makes perfect, and I’m no where near perfect. Certain rhyme schemes make your bars seem faster. Like
    “I’ma rippin n stickin it,
    like I’m stickin a clip in it.”
    Match syllables and if you want to write a fast part, chop your words and alternate the rhyme scheme.

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  • Mic proh
    October 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    How shuld i handle my breathing routine when i spit faster?

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  • JayR
    October 1, 2013 at 3:36 am

    triple time- you are mashing(or packing) syllables together 3 syllables at a time in a bar while flowing

    musically when you’re sounding out triplet notes is [1-la-li, 2-la-li, 3-la-li, 4-la-li] to a beat, it gets harder the faster the tempo of the song though.

    so you have to fit the correct words to the correct placement or else its not going to work

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  • JayR
    September 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Its not really hard to spit fast, the only thing that’s complicated is how to write it out and count the syllables needed to speed up the rhythm of the words. like most 3 syllable words are easier to use for the triple time rapping than others and so on.

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  • king dot
    September 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Are there any other ways to spit fast like the chopper flow?

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