This exercise will show you how to rap by using a technique, with which you can translate regular sentences into rap bars. Attempting it on your own, will help you to develop the skills you’d need to present a clear argument, illustrated with witty punchlines and well-written metaphors.

You’ll be provided with:

  • A short text, that will be presenting one argument.
  • An Instrumental to write on.

Your job is to:

  • Translate the sentences from the text into bars, by keeping their original meaning. You have to basically say the same thing, but in a different way-with rhyme.

You can use metaphors, wordplay and any other technique that you want. As long as your bars tell the message from the text.


1. Instrumental

2. Text to be Translated

“It’s perhaps a shame that your path can forbid you to be good. Crushing alot of souls on the path of helping many. Life taught me to be ruthless and focused, letting other people in rarely and carefully. Tunnel vision on my main aim.

3. Lyrics

It’s a shame how I got corroded by my quest for
doe, Crushing many souls on the path of helping
all, Tunnel vision hoping that I’d blossom,
hard to let, other people in my microcosm

Now it’s your turn!

1. Instrumental

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2. Text to Be Translated

I’m trying to advance in life, but life is keep on crushing me..I don’t understand why you’re doing this, but you won’t break me.

3. Lyrics

Now it’s your turn. If you’re finding it hard, you might want to check out the example one more time and try to understand what is being done. Try to fit this in one couplet.

Translating sentences into bars is a very beneficial exercise for any up and coming rapper, since it helps you improve your ability to follow an argument guys.

Feel free to write your quatrains as comment below. They will be checked and feedback will given 24 hours of your entry. Good luck.

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  • Quinlan Gooley

    Middle of summer with a snowy avalanche falling
    On me there’s no way without any warning,
    It looks like the avalanche forgot one thing about me,
    Im the fire to your snow who won’t slow down till you give up everything.

  • Fizzy The Rapper

    I find it hard to advance higher in life
    As it keeps pulling me down to drown in its sea of lies
    I don’t get it, its showing bad images to my eyes
    But I won’t let it bring my hope to its demise I will rise

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