Freestyle Rap Battling has become a pretty popular sport these days. There are a ton of rap battle leagues online and in the real world. From King of the Dot to Smack DVD to other local battles in your hometown. And if you’re even just a slight rap fan you’ve probably tried to freestyle rap in your life before. But if you’re just starting out it can come out funny, awkward and straight up garbage style.
But you shouldn’t worry or fret because you can get better at freestyle rapping just by doing a few simple things. The first thing that you want to do is practice your flow and wordplay. Read a dictionary or rhyming dictionary to up your skill level. The more tools you have in your toolbox the better your on-the-spot freestyle raps will be. And everyday you should just freestyle rap to yourself.
If you want to battle you have to be really clever and make sure that you’re able to insult people and crack jokes and be very witty with your freestyle rap rhymes. That’s why sometimes it’s a good idea to freestyle towards someone. But if you’re practicing at home that can be tough. So what you should do is pick a celebrity or one of your friends and pretend you’re battling them. Try to come up with jokes and insults on the spot. That way you will train yourself to think quickly about your opponent.
But what if you don’t want to battle and you just want to become a better freestyle rapper? That’s ok you can follow these tips in that instance too. You basically just do the same freestyle rap practice techniques we outlined in this post and that will just teach you how to think like a freestyle rapper. Once you know those techniques you can apply them to any kind of rapping. Even if you want to write rap songs you’ll be able to use these techniques to help out with you hip hop songwriting.