Create a 6-track Folklore Hip Hop Album (How will I produce the album…
Create a 6-track Folklore Hip Hop Album
Why are you creating a hip hop album?
It has always been a passion of mine to create a rap album. This is a very interesting and different take on a hip hop album, which will challenge my creativity. It will hopefully develop and showcase my rap skills
What stories will I be "rapping" about?
What is the overarching theme of the album?
The overarching theme of this album will be betrayal, and or courage. Either one of these stories will be found in all songs of the album, including the opening track, which will be
What is my criteria for regional diversity?
Each story will be picked from a different language, and I will find the translated version of each story, and convert it into a rap song. They will be picked from fFench, Arabic, Spanish,Chinese,
How will I publish my project?
I will be uploading my project to the website "Soundcloud".It is a website that is available for anyone to upload songs. It is not monetised. However, if it gains traction, the project will be very popular. The project will also be transferrable via USB
How will I produce the album
What equipment will I use to record audio?
I will use a high quality microphone, Shure SM58, as it is programmed to be easily used for beginners. It contains a wide variety of vocal pitch, and ambience blocking.
How will I find beats to use?
I will browse through youtube as well as Soundcloud for beats available for free use, and I will credit the producer in the tracklist.
Which programs will I use to create beats
I will be using the programs "Garageband" and "Fl studios" to create beats, after sampling instrumental tracks and background music from other songs.
What does success look like?
The album will earn at least 100 plays on Soundcloud, and it will be produced effectively. It will seem profession.
What rap techniques will I use?
I will be storytelling in tempo with the beat. It will require me to have a good rhythm. Wordplay is a subtle yet great technique that will use rhythm to cleverly make jokes, or connections. It is a form of rap skill. Rhyme schemes are very important, instead of rhyming one word, I will toy with several rhyme schemes throughout each verse.
How will I create the cover art
I will be using photoshop, as well as other image editing mediums to create a photo that combines all of the folklores together. However, this is not a priority and will be completed after the album is done.