13. Write a Rap Song
14. Have a song on iTunes
34. Find a Hobby
Making music has always been something I’ve attempted to achieve over the last few years. Remember when I made my own mixes in 2014?
This past summer I didn’t have a side job, so I spent my first free summer making beats, therefore giving me a hobby. Some people do crossword puzzles, I’d rather make music.
It’s not an easy task and it’s hard when you have to teach yourself. There are some decent tutorials on YouTube, but at the end of the day, you have to figure it out on your own. I used Garage Band to produce music, but for my rap song, I used a stock Garage Band beat with a few of my own flourishes.
Write a Rap Song
Writing a rap song was for shits and giggles. It’s not a serious endeavor, but I love writing poetry, so I felt like I needed to prove to myself I could do it. Plus, the rap that’s out there gives me hope that I could do it.
I wrote the lyrics in about an hour. I recorded them on a generic computer mic. I had to record the lyrics a number of times, which took about an hour and a half.
Here are the lyrics. I expect a lot of laughter and cringe-worthy faces, but at least I can say I did it!
The Best In the World
This isn’t for the weak or the dearly departed
You people should’ve known before I even got started
I’ve been in this game for 35 years
Been going hard and strong way before Pac was shedding tears
The mission of my goal is domination
Steppin in my way is your termination
I come across as pretty nice
But I’m cold as ice
You don’t wanna pay the price
You’ll wind up in paradise
I’m a virgin to this rap game this I must admit but by the time I’m finished you’ll be purring like Eartha Kitt
Don’t let my smile fool you, you’ll get blinded by the light
You might even see your blood in the day or in the Suge Knight
Wooo! Ya’ll ain’t ready *repeat* Here it comes *repeat*
Verse 2 *repeat* What it do
My rap flow is not deep, it’s not as hard as Brooklyn
But I’ll melt your radio if ya smell what I’m cookin’
I don’t claim to be smart, that’s not even my look… if you trying to hide something just put it in a book
Not trying to be funny, need opportunity to knock
And please lord, can I meet The Rock
But enough about that, we should be talking about me
In trash talk, I got a mutha-suckin master degree
I’m the best there is, other thoughts just hit the door
You gotta show me bama like my man Jarreau
Man, Lyssa will tell you the truth–if not you misheard her
I got that OJ juice–get away with murder
Others out there ya’ll just lame to me
You run around, like little tricks
Turn the game over man, you Kurt Cousins, you throwing picks
Have a Song on iTunes
Naturally, if you have a song, it’s got to be on iTunes right? You have to get the track mastered and find a host. All together it was probably $30.
Unfortunately, you can’t make it free so I put it on YouTube for everyone who doesn’t want to pay 99 cents (which should literally be everybody in the world).
So obviously, this is not going to win a Grammy, but I did it. I’m pretty proud I did something that pushed me out of my comfort zone.