Welcome to the second part of “Starting from the Bottom – Arrangements”.
This series tries to give you an overview of how songs are built up and what makes songs to songs. In the last article I showed you the definitions of the arrangement of a song, starting with the Intro, going into the “16 Bars” or how it is actually called “Verse” and to the Hook, the Bridge and the Outro. I promised to show an example of three very popular or at least famous rap songs and how they are built.
Everybody of us listens to it and enjoys the sound and the vibe a song can give us. No matter if we are out with the homeys or chillin with the girls, driving around in the city with the car or partying all night in a club. We love (Rap/HipHop) Music!
But some of us are not just consumers who loves to hear to Music. Some of us want to create those hot songs going all viral in the internet and getting played at the radiostations forth and back. So they ask themselves: How can I write a Rap Song? How is a Rap Song arranged?