View Full Version : Somebody explain the concept of cadence within the rap context please.

Undiluted Karma
08-21-2010, 05:39 PM

08-21-2010, 05:59 PM
are you talking about this

cadence (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cadence), a fall in inflection of a speaker's voice, such as at the end of a sentence

or this

Cadence (music) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadence_%28music%29), a melodic configuration or series of chords marking the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music

08-21-2010, 06:21 PM
People accentuate the end of their bars different ways.
Sometimes carrying certain words quicker and rapidly at one part of the line and the falling slow at the end and dragging the words out.
Tech n9ne does that on songs like torture.

Other times people will substitute vowel sounds to make the rhymes sound different,
I blah blah blah bitch blah serrrrved
Did you like the way I set it right thuuurr?
I blah bleh blah as you watch right huuuur(here)

Note: there served and here do not rhyme.

Uncle Steezo
08-21-2010, 07:08 PM
in the context of rap, cadence is the rhythm of your flow.
choppy quickfire like twista, slow drag like camron or bouncy like busta.
these are all types of cadences.

basically you can take the same verse and spit it with diff cadences or rhythms.

Mr. R&B
08-21-2010, 07:16 PM
^ That's about as good of an explanation as you can get without it being overly technical and confusing.

08-21-2010, 07:37 PM
Looky here, I googled Cadence + Eminem
http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo14.png (http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en)

eminem cadence

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Undiluted Karma
08-22-2010, 03:03 AM
Thanks lads,