I saw a good movie last night. It’s a documentary called “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme”. “Freestyle” is a type of rap where you spontaneously make up a rap. The lines can’t just rhyme, they have to flow logically and make sense. And you can’t pre-write any of it; it has to be spontaneous. Try it sometime, it’s hard! I think it could be a good songwriting exercise even for songwriters who don’t write in the hip-hop style.

Rent the movie. I got it on Netflix. It’s amazing the stuff these guys come up with on the spot.


2 thoughts on “Freestyle

  1. If I were smart
    I would think up a rhyme
    To post on your blog
    In record time

    I think it would be cool
    To spew something out
    To make the girls drool
    To make the girls shout

    But I find I’m at a lost
    About what to do
    My meter is bogus
    My rhymes are too

    -DJ Lost Cause

  2. I just saw the movie “8 MIle”. You probably heard about it, starring Eminem. Good movie, better than I expected. About free-styling and “battles” in mid 90’s Detroit. Watch the extra on the DVD about battles.

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