Every rapper must be capable of performing a freestyle rap in order to demonstrate his ability. You will never be well regarded as a great MC by your colleagues, if you are not capable of free styling. In going through the exercises below a number of times, you are able to better your freestyle skills. The first thing that you must do is to boost your vocabulary. Pick up a dictionary to help with this; look up ten words that are not used so often, as are “work” or “sat”. Instead pick out more unusual words, such as “insolent,” “intrepid,” or “sporadic.” Then check with a rhyming dictionary (there are several online) to track down 3-5 words which rhyme with the ones that you picked out. As an example, with intrepid, we might go with “second guessed it,” “tepid,” or “don’t test it.” No one says that these need to be exact rhymes, but they ought to sound close enough when you say them aloud. Next your goal is to commit these words to memory so that you are able to work them into each of your freestyle raps, after you have put together your list of rhymes and words. Now you have developed a good list of rhymes which will enable you to concentrate your efforts on what you are trying to say with these words rather than concentrating on the actual words; naturally you are still free-styling. The next step is to improve your vocals, since your vocabulary has been boosted. The majority of free-stylers have unusual voices, allowing them to alter the sound of their voice to convey their feelings.
You are able to do this too. Begin free-styling in a variety of emotions to improve your range; to begin with, try rapping angry, then sad, then in a laid back style. In practicing, you will come to understand how to connect your voice to your emotions, although you will not sound just like Snoop Dogg at first. Here’s another tip to help you learn how to rap: Attempt to spit out freestyle raps when pacing around your room or watching TV, and keep practicing these exercises that follow. Try rapping on any new concept that you see. You can always fall back on your safe words when you get hung up. Try free-styling before a mirror to see how you look as you are conveying the lines, after you gain confidence in rapping on different topics. How is your confidence now? Do you come across as shy, or are you demonstrating that air of confidence? Would you be interested in watching the image that you see in the mirror if you were the star in a new hip hop video? You freestyle raps will get better with time as a result of a bigger vocabulary, a better visual persona, and your increasing comfortability with lines given impromptu. This will not happen overnig