Immortal Technique: Dance with the Devil Immortal Technique: You Never Know
Krept & Konan: My Story Dave: Samantha Dave: Black J Cole: Dreams MC Lyte: Its all yours Lost Boyz: Renee Dave East: Keisha Tupac: Brenda Had A Baby
HAVE YOU Lyrical (Part 2): lyric writing, rhymes & techniques
In part 2 Shay D gives you a writing format you can try to help you get your words onto the page. Have a go at writing your lyrics as a letter (to a friend, to someone from the past, to someone you have lost, to your future self, …)
Other artists you can check out who’ve used this idea in their work:
In part 3 Shay D tells us more about the origins of rap music – an artform which has over the years given “a voice to the voiceless”. She explains that lyrics can be used as a way of ‘speaking up’ and standing up for what you believe in…. Maybe standing up for others, for your rights, or for something that you feel is wrong.
Shay D challenges you to think about something you really believe in. Which subject sparks something inside of you?