This guide Deviant Noise will explain how to make your rap beats. Making punches works both as a tool for meditation and will also help you find a way out for your creativity.
A rap song can be pretty dull without the right rhythm. The rhythm is, in my opinion, the element of the song that takes rap to the next level and makes it stand out from the crowd. Even 2pac and Biggie would have a hard time if their heartbeats were not up to par.
The two most essential elements of rap are its depth and originality. In-depth I mean how it makes you feel when you listen. Each rap song has a message, and the rhythm has to bring that message home.
It is also essential that the rhythm stands out in the crowd. This is where originality comes in. In the first seconds of your pace, you have to make it unique so that the person who listens to it recognizes the song and is ready to join it.
A rap rhythm usually consists of a loop. A loop is a set of bars that are repeated over and over again. So how do you make a great circle?
Start with your hats. Hi-hats lay the foundation for your rap rhythm and let you decide the speed of your rhythm. There is nothing complex with you hello hats so make it simple. You can add more hats later if needed.
The second step is to add the kicks and traps. Kicks are what most people will consider baseline. These are the deep elements of the base. The ties are medium and high pitches and are usually lighter than kicks.
After you have set the speed and your baseline has your skeleton ready. The next thing is to add your instruments and voices.
It is the combinations of all these elements that build the feeling and the originality in its rhythm of rap.
No need to exaggerate your rap rhythms
Many newbies make the mistake of working too hard on their rap rhythms. They add a layer on layer of instrumental and work the beat line too much.
Keep the pace as simple as possible. It’s not how many sounds they have to count. It’s how much rap can bring emotions to the listener. Spend some time listening to the rhythms of your favorite producer, and you will probably notice that their rhythms are not very complex. They are simply unique.
Also, keep in mind that you are not the star of your rap rhythm. This is the work of rappers. His job is to make the rapper have an easy day at work and help him get the creativity inside.