The traditional mission of Christian rap is evangelization – spreading the gospel in order to inform and convert non-Christians. To break into the Christian rap scene, you must have knowledge of the gospel, musical talent and a drive to constantly work on your music skills as you promote yourself. Writing and recording songs can be done with basic equipment, but getting your work out to the public, particularly for monetary gain, takes more time and commitment.
Re-read and review your favorite Bible passages, sermons or other activities experienced in church or church groups. Talk to your peers at church about the Christian concepts that are important to you. Write down the ideas that inspire you.
Write first drafts for your songs. Use concepts from Step 1 for guidance and inspiration. Run your drafts by your peers for feedback. Collaborate whenever possible to get a fresh perspective on your writing.
Set beats to your songs. To practice, use the beats of popular songs and wrap your lyrics over them. Recruit easy-to-use music software to make your own beats. Practice rapping over them.
Record your songs using a computer with a built-in microphone and easy-to-use recording software. Layer the beat with the lyrics. Give your songs to a few of your peers for review and feedback. Edit as necessary.
Burn your songs to a CD. Distribute your songs for free in your church to gain exposure. Distribute a copy to Christian Hip Hop websites, magazines and other publications to search for a recording company or a wider market, if you desire.
- ['Computer', 'Music software', 'Microphone', 'Recording software']
You can get exposure by distributing your CDs for free, or a very cheap price, when you are new to the Christian rap scene. People are more likely to purchase a second album if they enjoy the first.
- Photos.com/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images