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.

Example

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
    Reply

    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
    Reply

    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

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    How 2 make your dream come true

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    The best thing is 2 try you cant fail on everything

  • Elite
    Reply

    teking steps to advance, but avalanches are pushing / me dooown never rest till im the top everest hold/ ing the crooown
    it wouldn’t let me follow the link so i used dre’s beat

  • Him
    Reply

    Life’s hill is so steep/ feeling like steal stuck to my feet.
    Improvement on lack of movement/ moments of false goals life stole it.
    Why even try to understand/ reasons fly like attention span from my ADD restless hands.
    But nope got a plan gotta make a stand/ one day I’ll be the man making my fam happy when I dish money like clams but right now I’m in the pan.

  • Krimson
    Reply

    Sit in the silence/all alone I live with the lifeless/no stitch blood drips where the knife is/no hoe you catch clips where your spine is/mo do pimping is priceless/and up in in the midst of the madness track savage, spit with them giants/get a grip what I’m grasping massive crib in the islands/

  • Chris
    Reply

    With my first foot forward I fell down three feet,
    I see defeat, in life as a dream we need,
    Don’t blame the game with your shame go and grab these cleats, I’m floorin even Michael Jordan borderin 3peat,
    Life specifically tries to rip at me, I’m prolifically,
    gifted with no laces im racin dont try trippin me, life’s a bitch ya see, but now I ain’t hearin it, flowing period, go harder than gold pyramids.

  • Reply

    i wont let this life take me or this world break me.
    the more it keep crushing is the more a keep progressing
    true life lesson to hell with suppression
    ill keep moving on so fuck my depressions

  • Reply

    i wont let this life take me or this world break me.
    the more it keep crushing is the more a keep progressing
    true life lesson to hell with suppression
    ill keep moving on so fuck my depressions

  • trinidad and tobago
    Reply

    i wont let this life take me or this world break me.
    the more it keep crushing is the more a keep progressing
    true life lesson to hell with suppression
    ill keep moving on so fuck my depressions

  • Queen C
    Reply

    They see me on the rise. No I don’t have a dime.
    Tryin to do this here thing legally without having to touch this dope.Can’t figure it out its gone be hard to quit. Haters try to stop me but how can they when this thing is heaven sent.

    P.S I’m a closet rapper be honest

    • Anonymous
      Reply

      i wont let this life take me or this world break me.
      the more it keep crushing is the more a keep progressing
      true life lesson to hell with suppression
      ill keep moving on f**k my depressions

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