Rapping

How To : Improve your rapping skills for live performance

Learn how to improve your rapping skills for live rap performances with tips such as how to read the crowd and how to stay cool in this free video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Improve your rapping skills for live performance. Improve your rapping skills for live performance - ...more

How To : Decipher the rapper slang word "fishbowl"

Find out what rapper slang really means, and learn how and when to bust it out on Sway's Hip Hop Owner's Manuel. Sway helps decode the most confusing rap lyrics in this language video. In this episode, figure out what T.I.'s really means in his lyrics: "candy on the 6-4, leath ...more

How To : Become a good freestyle rapper

This video tutorial gives viewers important tips on how to become a better freestyle rapper. After an introductory rap, the instructor gives suggestions on fresh freestyle rapping. You need to be quick on your mind and quick on your punch lines. Practice battling yourself in t ...more

How To : Be a rapper in 5 minutes

Want to be a rapper? Find it hard to become one? Well, Jason Hawkins is about to show you how to become a rapper in less than five minutes. You don't have any musical skill? Well, no worries, because, as Jason Hawkins put it, musical skills are not needed to become a rapper. T ...more

How To : Use a microphone to record your rapping

In this how-to video, you will learn how to use a microphone in order to rap or record speech. A mic can be used for instruments, vocals, and other things. There is a proper way to hold the microphone. First, do not the hold the mic with your hand over the mouth piece. Do not ...more

News : Siri Sucks at Rapping, MC Bixby Rubs It In

It looks like Samsung's Bixby finally got one up on Apple's Siri — when it comes to which virtual assistant can spit better rhymes, that is. Mhm, that's right. It's a rap battle between one AI and another, and Siri just can't spit. But Bixby, well ... Bixby's got some super d ...more

How To : Become a singer and rapper

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to become a singer or rapper. Before rapping or singer, you need to make sure that you have a passion for it. It has to come from within you and you need to have the talent to do it. If you don't have the talent, you may choose to lear ...more

How To : Dance to rap music

Does the combination of rap music and a dance floor make you nervous? Don't fear. When dancing to rap music, a great move to learn is called the jerk, also known as the reject. Learn how to do this move and more from an expert. Cedric Turner has been a professional hip-hop te ...more

News : These Apps Know Your Age, Gender, Emotions, & More

I think it was 1986 when I first discovered my love for making computers say stupid things out loud. My older brother got a Commodore 64 for his birthday, which came bundled with software that would speak out any term you typed in—and boy, that computer sure made a fool of its ...more

How To : Sample drum beats in FL Studio 9

Sampling, beat making, whatever you wanna call it, its been done for years since the beginning of Hip Hop and Rap back in the 80's. Artists like Tupac, Biggie, Mos Def, and others defined the times of their generations rapping over beats. If you're interested in making your ow ...more

How To : Write a rap song

So you want to flow like Jay-Z? Here are some great videos that will teach you how to write a great rap song. Part 1 of 22 - How to Write a rap song. Write a rap song - Part 2 of 22. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Write a rap song - Part 3 of 22. Click ...more

News : Warren Buffett Gives Props to Jay-Z

In terms of cold hard capital, Shawn Carter hasn't reached Warren Buffet status yet. But the rapping mogul is one of our country's wealthiest Americans, and Forbes predicts he'll make the top 400 in 2015. In anticipation, the magazine put the unlikely pair together to dish on ...more

How To : Freestyle rap using three simple rules

This is a video teaching how to freestyle rap using three rules. The first rule is to freestyle all the time. Freestyle by yourself. Listen to some beats by yourself in your room with the first thing that comes into your mind. The second thing is to make sure it flows. Do not ...more

How To : Mix a rap song

Learn all about creating rap music, including how to mix, equalize and burn a rap song onto a tape or CD, in this free video series. Part 1 of 21 - How to Mix a rap song. Mix a rap song - Part 2 of 21. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Mix a rap song - Par ...more

How To : Make a dirty south / crunk rap beat in Reason 4

Dirty south hip-hop has become the most commercially viable genre of rap over the last decade, and it is great stuff to party to. Watch this video to learn how to capture some crunk magic by producing a dirty-south-style bass beat using Reason 4. Get the samples and a written ...more

How To : Make rap and hip-hop beats

Rap music starts with a great drum beat which is the heart and soul of the track. Learn how to make music beat by beat in this free music production video series from a music studio owner and producer. Part 1 of 19 - How to Make rap and hip-hop beats. Make rap and hip-hop beat ...more

How To : Make Challah bread

Making this braided egg bread from scratch is worth the effort. You Will Need * 1 ¼ c. warm water * 3 ½ c. flour * 2 tsp. active dry yeast * 1/3 c. sugar * ¼ c. vegetable oil * 4 eggs * 1 tsp. salt * Honey (optional) * 1 tbsp. poppy seeds (optional) Step 1: Mix yeast and wate ...more

How To : Insert a QuickTime video with Fusion Essentials

In this video the instructor shows how to insert a quick time video into your web page. To do this, first create a text box. It is always good to create a text box first and then insert your movie or flash object or any other media into it because it gives you more control of ...more

How To : Get started writing a rap song

In this how-to video, you will learn how to write a rap song. First, make sure it comes from within you. Writing rap is like poetry. Most rap songs consist of a 16 bar verse with about an 8 bar chorus. It is really about how you feel. Make sure your rhymes are both deep and ti ...more

News : The Google+ Rap from Zach Katz

Ok, serious question here: is +Zach Katz even old enough to be on Google+? This rap tells you all you need to know about Google+, and also tells us that...well, not a lot of people actually know what Google+ is. I like all the befuddlement from the older folks, as well as the ...more

News : The Ultimate SCRABBLE Word List Resource

To some, SCRABBLE is just a board game to play during family game night or during a casual get-together. Others think of SCRABBLE as a mere hobby. But with any activity, there will always be fanatics—the ones who would rather sell their soul than stop—the ones with a constant ...more

How To : Top 4 Phones for Music Lovers & Audiophiles

While music may not technically be a "universe language," it is the one language listened to by all. There are over 1,500 music genres today—rap, classical, rock, jazz, trap, hip-hop, house, new wave, vaperwave, charred death, nintendocore... and the list goes on. And if you'r ...more

How To : The Official Google+ Insider's Guide Index

Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide to all things Google+. We're dedicated to keeping you updated with all the latest news, tips and tricks on Google+, and this official index will serve as a one-stop catalog of all our How-To articles, as well as all the news & updates we' ...more

How To : Improve your bowling ball layouts

Chris Barnes (8 PBA titles) and Sean Rash rap on rev rates, sweet spots, skid flips and more. This bowling lesson demonstrates ball layouts. Pick up some bowling tips and tricks to improve your game, whether you are a beginner or a competitive bowler in a bowling league. Lea ...more

How To : Make Tater Tots Even More Delicious

Tater tots have a bad rap as a soggy cafeteria staple, but bake them at home and they crisp up nicely in the oven. Drain any unwanted oil from them on paper towels and they become perfectly crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They're also highly underrated as an ...more

Make it in the Music Biz : The Lessons of Lady Gaga

An article in Friday's Wallstreet Journal examines a model for success that can't be ignored: the world is just goo-goo for Lady Gaga.  "Her debut album has generated four No. 1 songs. She topped the digital sales chart for 2009 with 15.3 million tracks sold. Her dance hits, ...more

How to C Walk the Shuffle : basic, spin, step, stomp, kick

This tutorial will teach you a basic move of the c walk: the shuffle and shuffle moves. The moves are: shuffle, shuffle kick, shuffle step, shuffle stomp, and the shuffle spin. C Walking or Crip walking / Clow walking is the smooth movement of one's feet to hip hop or rap. Thi ...more

News : 15 ways to repurpose your Mom's gown

Ah, your mom’s wedding gown. You know – that 1980’s polyester monstrosity with poofy shoulders so large they’d darned near swallow your whole face that’s lurking in your folks’ basement? Yeah, that one. Well, kiddo, she kept that for you to wear on your big day. That’s right. ...more

How To : 12 Tofu Hacks That Even Tofu-Haters Can Appreciate

Tofu has been a staple food in Asia for over 2,000 years, but due to the health craze of recent years, it's enjoyed a surge of popularity in the Western world. Derived from the milk of soy beans and typically coagulated by calcium or magnesium salts, tofu can be found in consi ...more

How To : Lash a bamboo tripod

In this tutorial, we learn how to lash a bamboo tripod. First, you will tie a clove hitch by taking one piece of bamboo and wrapping the rope around it, then crossing the two sides of the string together to make a hitch. Next, you will secure the clove hitch around the third p ...more

How To : Do the Soulja Boy hip hop cranking move

When rap sensation Soulja Boy came out with his namesake hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in 2007 you could walk past a single neighborhood block without witnesses at least one kid out in his driveway practicing the arm swishes and leg pops. Even three years later, the Soulja Bo ...more

How To : Do some cheesy beer gag magic bar tricks

Scam School presents four silly beer gags in this how-to video. The Eye of Hercules: This one actually fools people, but it's so simple that most people write it off. To make it look you're opening a beer with your eye, remove the bottle cap and set it gently on top of the be ...more

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