Tongue Twisters For Rappers

So a cool exercise and tool is tongue twisters for rappers. Spit these tongue twisters faster and faster to get through the ones that you specifically have a tough time with.  

Actors, news anchors and people who use their mouths as a talent...Should train it. Whether that’s rapping a lot OR trying something new like kicking some tongue twisters uber fast.

I’ll be honest I was slightly skeptical if this would actually help me rap better. But damn it works well for annunciation in rap. And if you rap already, then you will be seriously surprised at how good you are at tongue twisters haha. It’s a pretty big confidence boost for lyricists.

Some of the most popular tongue twisters for actors and singers is saying “Red Leather Yellow Leather”. Try saying that one super fast haha. It WILL train your jaw.

Or “Toy Boat”.. That’s a tough one to say over and over again fast. If you want some cool tongue twisters for rapping then try out these bastids.

Honestly give this a shot, it might sound weird or dumb at first, but you’ll notice yourself get better at pronouncing as you go. ALSO you’ll find out where your voice has a really tough time getting through. Different people have strengths and weaknesses with certain consonants. This will help you work on your weak ones. Mine have S’s and ‘th’ sounds in them. My tongue is lazy haha. Ask my girl.

I changed up this popular tongue twister to fit rapping structure a little bit better. Give it a run through it sounds pretty dope when you get it down. Watch how much more complex your flow will get and how much better you are at rapping fast.

ALSO if you want to watch me struggle to go through this list check the vid below haha. Oh god, don’t destroy my life.


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

How many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


You know New York, you need New York,

you know you need unique New York.


To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,

In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,

Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,

From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!

To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,

In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,

Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,

From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!

A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,

A short, sharp shock, a big black block!

To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,

And awaiting the sensation

From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!


Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?


She stood on the balcony,

inexplicably mimicking him hiccupping,

and amicably welcoming him home.


 "The a the b the c the d the e the f the g the h the i the j the k the l the m the n the o the p the q the r the s the t the u the v the w the x the y the z"


 Not a crazy tongue twister but a great way to train all of your consonants and vowels before rapping. LL Cool J was the one who dropped this tip haha.

 

Kick that as fast as you can, then do it faster.


.There was a fisherman named Fisher

who fished for some fish in a fissure.

Till a fish with a grin,

pulled the fisherman in.

Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher.


Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.


How much caramel can a canny canonball cram in a camel if a canny canonball can cram caramel in a camel?


Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli' a dollie made of holly! The golli', feeling jolly, named the holly dollie, Polly. So Yally Bally's jolly golli's holly dollie Polly's also jolly!


A box of biscuits,

A box of mixed biscuits,

And a biscuit mixer.


She sits and shines shoes,

And when she sits she shines all day.


About Socks

Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,

A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.

Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,

But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.

None of your fantastic slack swap slop

From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.

Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock

With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.

Not a supersheet seersucker ruck sack sock,

Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock

Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.

Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop

Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.

~ Dr. Seuss


These are the ones that I have the toughest time with. Let me know which ones you are weak on. Tip of the tongue driven lyrics will really help your raps.

 

Thistle sticks, sixty six thousand and six thistle sticks.

Theophulous Thistle, the thistle sifter, thrust a thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.


Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran.

Rosco the rum runner rubbed out Rudy the rat

for ruining his rum running receipts.


The Next nest will not necessarily be next to nothing.


Only royal oily royal oil boils


Overall, I really think that these vocal exercises help rapping annunciation a ton. If you listen to Em then you know one of his best skills is the quality of the sound he produces and that you can hear almost every single word that he says incredibly clearly. 

Give some of these a shot, and do some over beats and run through and let me know if this helps you. Especially right before recording, do a couple of these and you will rap more clearly for sure. 

 

References and sources:

http://pun.me/pages/tongue-twisters.php

https://www.stagemilk.com/articulation-exercises/  

https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/50-tongue-twisters-improve-pronunciation/  

http://www.spiritsound.com/twisters.html