Bolasie: how I write rap songs

Yannick Bolasie – famous for his video rap battles with former team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips – has revealed how he goes about writing rap lyrics.
The Everton striker, who is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament operation that will keep him out for the rest of the season, explained his technique in an exclusive video for Footballers Lives.
“I can be sitting here and I’d think of a line. Then I’d try to rhyme the last word of that line and it would come like that but it comes slowly.
“So within about, say two three days I would probably have a 16 to a 32 bar about that line that I was freestyling from the first day.
“I’ve built up that ability to be fair because I wasn’t always as good.”


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