We could say that writing lyrics is one part of the equation which can be made much more effective if you practice freestyling as well.
The reason for it is because when you combine constant writing with constant freestyling you are creating an upward spiral of skill sets feeding off of each other.
What I mean is that as you write more you come up with more rhymes and increase association processing effectiveness which in turn improves your freestyling ability, because now you have more rhymes in the “rapping pool” that you can use, while your freestyling adds new ones to it which you can then use for when you’re writing.
The way freestyling adds new ones is that as you’re rapping while thinking on your feet basically, your brain is more likely to come up with some random rhymes that you wouldn’t have thought of differently, but more over since fast thinking is so important you will massively increase your association processing effectiveness!
And again, with increasing that your writing will improve because you will now come up with rhymes and ideas faster, which again in turn will improve your freestyling so there’s that upward spiral of improvement on top of improvement.
Things to Remember
1. Freestyling isn’t a God given talent.
I know it may seem impossible especially if you’re new at this but anybody could do it, you just need to work very hard and have a blind belief of some sorts that it will happen. You have my word on it though and I promise that you could all become great at it.
2. It Helps With Your Rap Flow
If you don’t have a great flow or moreover can’t stay on beat freestyling is perhaps the best way to acquire the skill because it will draw from your most natural inclinations as to how to rap on the given beat.
This means that it will force you to make pauses that you will find very awkward at times as well as change the pronunciation of words in order to make them rhyme but this is all a good thing.
Also, since you aren’t reading or rather it isn’t a memorized material you will have a better feel for the beat and put/add words where you naturally feel they’re needed which is a great way to improve your flow.
It’s great for your delivery as well, because you can play with your voice and not really worry about it since it’s not getting recorded and you aren’t required to have it polished up.
Written by: DemoKing Tapes