Canadian Rapper Talks Songwriting with Rap Punchlines & Clever Wordplay

Tanner Fresh here, a Canadian Rapper, and this week I’m talking to you guys about songwriting. Before I dive right in I wanna tell you a bit about myself, I’m a Canadian rapper who is attending college in Toronto for Music Business Management. The college life is fun and includes a lot of partying but school is a focus of mine too, that’s the whole reason why I’m here. My name Tanner Fresh come from my real name Tanner and a high school hip hop group I was in called Fresh City combined.

As a Canadian rapper when I’m songwriting I like to use words and phrases that I see around me or saw during the day. We all know that songwriting isn’t just what we see or hear but also our feeling and emotion put into it as well. Don’t worry every singer songwriter get writers block from time to time and we just got to overcome that by taking in new sights, sounds, smells, feelings and experiences in order to expand our vocabulary and feed our imagination.

Brainstorm Lyrics
Brainstorming is what leads to song themes and song ideas, it kick starts our whole songwriting process. This is an old technique that I used a bit when I first was becoming a Canadian Rapper called idea web. The idea web is something we are all familiar with from school. Start your idea web with your main theme in the middle circle and branch out additional ideas to feed off of it.

Punchlines and Clever Wordplay
Using these ideas you can begin to form them into clever wordplay and rap punchlines. Clever wordplay and Rap punchlines is something I’ve been known for and I hope to share it with all of you. Rap punchlines are a climactic phrase or statement within your song. Ultimately the art of clever wordplay is when you use those rap punchlines with metaphors, multis and other creative songwriting techniques.

All in all I’m a Canadian rapper who at the end of the day writes music because it’s what I love to do. If songwriting is your passion use some of the above techniques and hone your songwriting ability.

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