We all want to write the most advanced rhyme schemes and melodic patterns our creativity allows us to, but when you start writing your bars on paper, something is wrong. You feel restricted.
The freedom to play around with words and sounds, when you were just freestyling or scatting is now gone. You have a blank piece of paper in front of you and once you start writing, the rhytmic structure looks rigid and similar. Lacking spirit, lacking creativity.
Why is that happening and how can we fight it?
I had one of our members ask this question. My man Lukas felt the same restriction. I told him. It’s because you have to create a mechanism, with which you can write the lyrics that are coming from your subconscious. The melody that’s coming from the vibe.
Understand that when you freestyle or scat rap, you don’t have to say a particular thing. You don’t have to see and physically write what comes out of your mouth. Therefore, the actions required for you to rap are less. You just have to let go off your conscious control and let the vibe take you where ever she wants to.(Yes it’s a she!)
When the writing on paper starts, you don’t know where to begin. Should I just think of a rhyme and then write whatever comes? But what about the flow? I forgot that. But what about the actual content? What do I wanna say? How should I say it? I forgot that as well.
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Rapping is not easy, if done correctly
You have to create a mental mechanism, which allows you to use the creativity within. Without this mechanism, you cannot release your creativity. The lyrics will lack spirit and will be rigid.
I cannot tell you how to create this mechanism. I have created my own mechanism, which works for me. It allows me to express my creativity fully when I write.
Although I’ve created my mechanism, I can’t tell you how to create yours, because everybody has a different spirit. Every person is like an alien planet. Even though we’re similar, we’re different. So, only you should think about creating that mechanism.
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Research and Development Time
Me and my team have written so many articles about rapping and creating the mechanism, which will fully free you, will come about after you read all of them. After you do your own research and anything else, which will help you to get a better understand of the art of rapping.
That’s pretty much the next step and just a few people manage to pass that threshold. Creating such a mechanism is the first sign of mastery and it encompasses all the aspects of our art form.
Acknowledging that your creativity is worse on paper, than it is when you freestyle or scat rap, is the start of your journey. If you thought being successful is that easy, I’m sorry that I’m crushing your reality. Take this as a challenge. Be one of the few. Be one of the masters.
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Do you feel restricted too when you write on paper? Do you have your own mechanism?