Hey guys, we’re bringing back something original to the Raping Manual community-the rap challenges. These challenges are designed to help you improve every aspect of your rapping, from rhyme schemes to the use of metaphors.

We’re paying attention who puts the work in. For every challenge you attempt, you gain 1 point. Once you gather enough points, you get promoted in the ranks, get a tag and some perks with that. For more information, please refer to the community constitution. Only registered users can earn a rank.


Show everybody how good are you with metaphors.

The Rules

-You’ll get an image, which holds a metaphor/hidden meaning.

-Your objective is to write a couplet/quatrain, which describes the message shown in the picture-any rhyme scheme. This challenges improves your ability to use metaphors as a means of expressions.

Feedback would be given to some entries.

The Image:

left-brain-right-brain-metaphor

Inspiration Beat:

Just to get it going, play that and you might find writing easier

*For more in-depth tutoring, talk to DemoKing.

Good Luck to Everyone! Feel free to submit your bars in the comments section below.

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  • Jelani
    Reply

    Been workin’ them nine to fives since reality hit
    My dreams came true mom! That statement is about as real as them reality chicks
    Fantasies fadin bout as fast as them devotee racists
    Going to college maybe could’ve gotten me places
    But reefers and jungle fever were my biggest infatuation

  • NorskeKiden
    Reply

    People chasing dreams,
    and obviously it seems
    some have it easier than others they are more free
    they are stuck in a box
    in a 9 to 5 job
    tryna run from reality against all odds
    looking like puppets, doin stuff and if you dont want it
    self-discipline, the only opponent
    the brain, two parts, two halves, left and right
    insane, two arms, cut one off if t’s not doing right

    i dont have structure on this though, but I appreciate feedbacks

    • NorskeKiden
      Reply

      People chasing dreams,
      and obviously it seems
      some have it easier than others they are more free
      they are stuck in a box
      in a 9 to 5 job
      tryna run from reality against all odds
      looking like puppets, doin stuff and you dont want it
      self-discipline, the only opponent
      the brain, two parts, two halves, left and right
      insane, two arms, cut one off if t’s not doing right

      RATHER COMMENT THIS ONE.

      • iLegion
        Reply

        I enjoyed this verse – very poetic and metaphoric, you caught the idea of the picture! Though you have this issue with writing a 5-syllable bar, then a 7-syllable bar, and then suddenly a 13-syllable bar. Though that could be fixed if you’d just sing the first two bars as a single bar. The same works for lines 4,5. You have to realize where a bar ends, it’s about counting. Your line should end where the music count ends. 1 bar – 4 counts. You say People chasing dreams – that’s 2 counts. Which means the other 2 counts you remain silent, until the next bar starts, which is also sung in 2 counts, and then suddenly you have a whole bar that is 4 counts and it goes like – damn how should I sing this? The reason I’m saying this is because I’m almost 100% sure that in your head, you sing those first two lines as a single bar of four counts… Otherwise I would never question the length of one’s bars since it’s all about his views of “pause, delay and speed”. But you need to learn to structure your lyrics so that one can always be sure where your bar ends! I really hope you join our ranks, because you have a talent!

        • NorskeKiden
          Reply

          Hey, thanks for the feedback! i knew I always had a hard time rapping in general. Simply because I dont structure the lyrics enough. But when you mention the counts, what do you mean? Countin how many seconds one line lasts or the syllables.

          • iLegion

            I mean like musical measure – the term MEASURE, I say it COUNT, because I count that measure, like a metronome. 1 bar of text = 4 full cycles of the metronome or simply sing “1 Billy 2 Billy 3 Billy 4 Billy” on the beat and that will show you how long your bar should be!

  • Whykay
    Reply

    With my neck standin firm like street light pole,
    i hope, i could maintain both positive negative life,
    tryin harder not to hurt me from i,
    reality is the mystey of history.

  • Whykay
    Reply

    With my neck standin firm like street light pole,
    i hope, i could maintain both positive negative life,
    tryin harder not to hurt me from i,
    reality is the mystey of history

    • iLegion
      Reply

      Damn, man that’s one very nicely flowing rhyme scheme! Fuckin loved it, why don’t you post something on the community page, man? You might get vouched for joining the ranks of our RM recruits, so you can get points for practicing and get bigger and bigger and get more bonuses, you’ll even get an e-book, man – just so u can become better! We’ll give that to you, if you are one to want to improve!

  • Doyle
    Reply

    Right n left, a fight till death,/
    The mic and desk, just slice my neck,/
    Need mic n booth, mind’s sliced in two,/
    Nine to five, like I’m alive to work, it hurts n keeps me blue.
    _
    I’m not the best at interpreting pictures, but I made the attempt lol. My syllable count got away from me on the last bar, it went 7,8,8,15. But I had to make it work lol.

    • iLegion
      Reply

      Bro, all I can say is that you’re worrying too much about this counting stuff… There’s basically this idea to not shift too drastically from a slow flow to a fast one, you see you can have a scheme like this: 8,8,10,10,12,12,14,14 and it would make one helluva fine progressive flow diversity.
      So if you can sing it on the beat and it flows, just figure out where the 1count ends and finish your bar there.

  • Kel.vin kwa$i
    Reply

    The greener side of life is where my dreams feel free
    society says degree spree gon get us money tree
    Could have it all but sadness in reality
    This got our brains visualising happiness.

    • iLegion
      Reply

      This has an interesting note in it, you caught the metaphor, but there’s definitely some things to improve, especially in your last two bars. I didn’t really feel the rhyme, tried to twist words, and still the only thing there was “sadness” and “happiness” and I just can’t stop but feel that “sadness” ain’t on its rightful place. Also keep in mind when writing, to get the number of syllables on consecutive lines close, or even better – equal on each line and not to overload with too much words, cuz the line has to fit the measure. Always aim on keeping up with the time of the beat. Keep it up, fella, the veterans might vouch for you to get you an account!

  • Free (RM Veteran)
    Reply

    Slave, cynical. Create for ten fold/
    To be my own master, the greater lives past ya own/
    Stuck in a reality society tries to define/
    And a rock of a conflict between the sides of my minds/

  • Chris A
    Reply

    Building bridges between businesses and Berklee University/
    Finish to cross over to pessimist jobs and obtain prosperity/

    • iLegion
      Reply

      Why don’t you write a few more lines so I can help you better? From what I see in these two, I could say you’ve got the idea of the metaphor and you used that alliteration with B on the first line, which is very nice. Though university and prosperity ALMOST rhyme. So if you’re twisting “university” – only then it will be cool, but will still sound kinda awkward. Hope you get vouched by the vets, maybe leave something for them in the community page, they might notice you there!

  • Lord Puente (RM Veteran)
    Reply

    we all got struggles and problems in life but I believe
    that we decide the weight of the things we carry in stride

    • Anonymous
      Reply

      LOL don’t know why I posted it here, just saw the word metaphors. my b

  • Kid Kazarie
    Reply

    Work and play, it’s all the same, job got me feeling ashamed/
    Playground in my brain, this monotony is to blame/
    Look at my day-dream , they tame the man to hood his mane/
    But know to imagine such a way of balance is not good it’s great/

    • Kid Kazarie
      Reply

      Edits The man= me

  • iLegion
    Reply

    This one will be interesting!

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