Brainstorm – with your group, write down every thought, idea and emotion that comes to mind about your topic. Use this as your inspiration for the beginnings of your lyrics.
Create a hook. The chorus (hook) is what people remember and take from a rap or song. It sets the rhythm and flow, and inspires what is said throughout the rap or song. The required form for for your project will be:
Write lyrics. Use the brainstorming you did along with your chorus as a guide to build your ideas as well as reference 3 of the articles below.
Use rhyming couplets.
Expand your vocabulary. G-rated vocabulary.
Elevate rhymes with figurative language—similes, metaphors, or analogies.
Be personal—don’t lie about who you are.
Organize your ideas. Break them up into verses while keeping in mind the layout of your rap or song. Tell a story.