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Who’s richer Jay Z or Diddy? – How To Write A Rap Song

Well, on top of that $14 million in album sales alone from his first two albums, his personal wealth has exploded considerably. Jay Z has been making headlines, mostly in part, by doing crazy stunts. After the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, he spent the afternoon singing a song in which […]

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Why did rap become popular? – How To Master The Art Of Rapping

Some say the Beatles wrote “Let It Be”; but we’ve been listening to the rap for years now and so long in fact we feel it’s our own cultural heritage that has inspired us. There’s a real feeling that we can do something different and still get heard. “That’s a problem.” Yeah. That’s a problem […]

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How many seconds is 16 bars? – Book Of Rhymes: The Poetics Of Hip Hop

Well, 16 is enough to make 4 bars and 16 times 16 is 20. That means that in the next bar, we’ll have 12. The next two, however, only add up to a few seconds and the fourth one just adds up to zero. In other words, there is no way to make the numbers […]

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What do bars mean in music? – How To Master The Art Of Rapping

Bars – The two-level bars that are popular in hip-hop are usually followed by a bar-like section of music, usually consisting of the same two chords played in a rapid succession. – The two-level bars that are popular in hip-hop are usually followed by a bar-like section of music, usually consisting of the same two […]

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Is rap a genre? – How To Write A Rap Song

And why is it so hard to describe? Here I will try to give you an understanding in the form of a three piece summary. First, an explanation of what the Rap genre is and why it is so difficult to define in English. Next, a brief overview of a lot of different subgenres of […]

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How do I sell my first beat? – What Does It Mean To Rap On Beat

There are three ways: I could do a sale through the mail. This is my favorite way, and takes less time to do; you can send a copy to the person you need help with and it will be there waiting for them when they get it. They can go online to your site to […]

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Who owns hip hop? – Flocabulary Songs

The answer: “I have to do what every other mom-and-pop shop owner does. This place is the hip-hop Mecca, if you know what I mean.” The store sells the most varied collection of clothing for both boys and girls, as well as fashion accessories, books and toys. The walls are covered in posters of artists […]

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Is gangsta rap a genre? – How To Rhyme Rap

It seems like there’s so much more to the genre than that. Yeah. People can take the music that we’ve done and turn it to their own purpose based on whatever the context is. But the people who I want to give credit to, I really do think that they have been putting out some […]

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How many bars are in a rap song? – Rap Tutor

It’s a trick question. I don’t have a specific number that I have to get past. It’s just something that I feel like is relevant to the music, like in a lot of the artists’ music. I don’t really really care to make lists, I just feel like you can make general statements.” This is […]

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How do you spit bars? – How To Rap Fundamentals

“Like I do most of those, it’s all in one swoop,” said Harkness as he took a small spit out of his mouth and placed it into the bowl. “Oh,” I said. “One, two!” he repeated, taking another spit. I took them all in and then I gave a quick, nervous smack and spat again. […]