Hey everyone, freestyling is to me a big part of rapping, probably my favorite thing about it tbh so I wanted to bring a bit more attention to it. Not only it’s an extremely fun activity but it helps with flow and delivery a lot. Lyrics as well, you can say that freestyling and regular rapping of written lyrics go hand in hand and build on each other.
In the video below you can see me and a friend going at it and having tons of fun. You probably won’t understand much since it’s in a foreign language but you should be able to feel out the flows and the positive vibe.
You may have noticed that one task of the flow course (found on the main page) is about freestyling. In the course you get to learn about the 4 Pillars of Freestyle Rap, and as a trailer to that I will talk about the first one in here.
The 1st Pillar of Freestyle Rap is to play a beat and try to rap over it but don’t worry about the flow or using rhymes. What you need to try is to keep making sense i.e. basically simulating a normal chat with a friend and pretty much rap with no rhymes. Of course, if some come to your head, that’s cool too. An easy way to try this is to talk about how your day went or maybe rap about some movie or something, a subject that you know well. You can maybe try to rap about a cooking receipt and explain the steps. Think of it as talking with a friend but it involves a beat. And instead of talking you’re going for a more rapped way of saying words.
This first pillar is designed so that you train to keep your focus and build on maintaining sense.
You can even record something and I would give you feedback.