How to Write Lyrics to a Rap or Hip Hop Song
Are you an aspiring rapper looking to make a smash hit? Are you ready to surpass the footsteps of 2Chainz, SouljaBoy Tellem, Well then, you're in the right spot.
1Prepare your mind to deliver your lyrics title for your song. The subject may be something that has recently happened, something that has happened in the past, something your thinking about. It may be a dance type of a song, a song where you talk about yourself, or it may even be something that has happened in a dream. You, of course, want the title to match the subject of your song(sometimes that may not work). If you can't think of one, write the rap out first, then choose an appropriate title.
1Come up with a title to rap about. The title is very important so, if you forget the topic, you'll remember it.
2Do the Intro. This is the part where you tell the name of the song, short thing about it, your artist name, year, and album.
3Come up with the chorus. The chorus explains out what you like or hate about your topic. You don't have to do a x2 thing unless the chorus is real short. The x2 gives it length! Make sure you have a chorus after each verse.
4Understand the verse. There is usually 3 verse and a mid8 or Breakdown between the chorus after verse 2. After the mid8, there is another chorus, then verse 3.
5Do the Mid8. This is your chance to get away from the beat of the rest of the song, though you have to jump back after the Mid8 is done. Just don't get off topic and make your song sound bad. Remember, Chorus and Verse3 come after this, then the outro!
6Come up with an outro. Here, the beat fades away slowly but is gone before you finish your speaking. Not every song has an outro, but most do. Here you say something, say the title again (maybe a few other word with it), and give some sort of closing. It can go off topic because who cares, it's the end of the song! Just don't go to far off though. "Lollipop" by Lil' Wayne has an outro, though it don't seem like it. At the end it's like "... Shawty say i lo,lo, lo, look like a lollipop(X2)..." Then before the last 3 times it goes "... I say he so sweet, make her wanna lick the wrapper, so I let her lick the wra a per!" This is very on topic, though he repeats the intro.