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Why can't I rap fast anymore? Answered

I used to be really fast and legible, around last year/beginning of this year but now when i rap i start stuttering my words. Why?

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 11 years ago

Ruling out things like minor strokes & drugs - you're thinking about it differently.
There's an output buffer in your head, which contains what you are about to say, a few words ahead. If you're stuttering you've emptied the buffer. It could be that you've become complacent and aren't thinking ahead enough, so the buffer isn't filling fast enough, or you're thinking too much which is slowing the process down.
Concentrate on what you're thinking of saying next as you're talking / typing, feel out how it works - you might get some ideas. Or just practice the words at normal speed more.

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graciepadilla
graciepadilla

7 years ago

Hi there,

Rapping is a form of music and self-expression that is very successful in modern society. While rapping should be dependent on the beats and the groove, sometimes one simply needs to rap fast. Perhaps it's because you want to show off the rap songs you've easily committed to memory or need to perform the song super up tempo. Here are some tips that I found on MusicForte website I hope that would help you to resolve your problem as well:

1.Learn the lyrics to the rap song you aim to perform quickly. It should be a favorite recording at first when learning how to rap fast. Knowing the lyrics extremely well is essential to saying them quickly.

2.Say tongue twisters constantly for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. This can get you accustomed to speaking quickly and enunciating sometimes difficult combinations of words and letters. This will come in handy when rapping quickly.

3.Try rapping quickly without the background of the song. Try it a second time, making sure to keep the original intent of the words. Rapping quickly and conveying the meaning of the song is an art.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 years ago

You're getting old.  Deal with it.  Go buy a Volvo and tune the radio to Easy Listening.  Get married and have (or acquire) kids.  Get over it.

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canida
canida

Answer 10 years ago

*snicker*

My old Volvo wagon is tuned to NPR - figure that's even better.

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Z..
Z..

11 years ago

At 64 I can't rap like I used to.

So I just stick to the break dancing.

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

I find that my ability to improvise on guitar ebbs and flows depending on my mood and how focused I am on music or other pursuits.

I *think the same could be said for any artistic expression involving improvisation, including rap.

Is it possible that you've just spread yourself thin, so to speak, with other pursuits over the last year?