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18 Mar 2016
Why You Need Good Rap Beats

You may think it's obvious but without having good rap beats, you won't ever go far inside the hip hop game. Lyrics are necessary, yes, but I would believe that the beat is simply as important, or even more. An excellent rap beat is critical. Without it, you should just sing freestyle.

Dom Kennedy Type Instrumental

Here is a great example: Think of a great lyrical rapper. Let's say Eminem. Now, picture him rapping broke but a blender in the background. It would suck, no? OK, it's perfectly possibly Eminem could accomplish it but you get a picture. Now imagine Eminem rapping with a terrible instrumental. It could sound a bit better, nevertheless, you would not get this full impact with the song. He probably wouldn't sell many albums, would he?

The actual fact of the matter is: Eminem is known because he's a phenomenal rapper, but half the credit would travel to Dr. Dre for creating some sick beats. I am talking about, if you listen to a few of Dr. Dre's beats, it is hard to see how any rapper can create a bad song. The beat plus the lyrics work together to generate a perfect song.

Thus regardless if you are rapping about the story you will ever have, and you need a powerful instrumental to bolster it, or perhaps you just have some clever metaphors and also have the song blasting in peoples' cars, your song depends on good rap beats.

Another topic I select to mention: deciding on the right instrumental what you are rapping about. For example, Immortal Technique uses guitar/piano type beats, funky type old style beats, and are generally suitable for exactly what he raps about, since they're a lot more of a serious rapper. You will not hear him performing "You Never Know" using the beat "Laffy Taffy" (If you haven't heard You will never know, take off tune in to it).

You need to find your style of beat. One more example: you most likely wouldn't hear NWA rapping to some Dirty South crunk beat. Not just basically because they aren't still making songs, but because it would go against their style.

With a decent rap beat, you will be something special. If you got the heart along with a dream, you'll be able to turn the dope rap instrumental in to a dope song. Something young people need to tune in to.

Thus discover your thing, write a couple sick lyrics, as well as follow your own dreams. However the result is: without good rap beats, you just aren't going anywhere.

Dom Kennedy Type Instrumental


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