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What level of English do I need to know in order for me to start writing rap songs?

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None. Look at Psy.

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What do you mean?
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Have you listened to his music?
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I mean actually listened to it? He sings in Kinglish and Korean
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lol not even in English
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None at all really. All you really have to do is learn the slang term of everything and then your good.

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slang is made up of words
or you can be like immortal technique who uses big very intellectual words. read the dictionary or use a thesaurus for some words

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Apparently you don't really need to know much English, just look at Lil Wayne and nicki minaj

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do they know great english
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No, I was being sarcastic.
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They are awful.
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You can write it in any language you like, whether it is English or French or Portuguese or Russian. You don't need a specific level of English to write raps in general.
However, if you want to write a rap in English, it helps if you know enough to be able to rhyme and make your meaning clear. Maybe check with a native speaker if you are unsure.

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Rap? ... First grade should be enough.

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Haha sure Tony.
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Depends on your style of rap. Still, it helps to have a good understanding of language before you go writing your rap - including slang.
Some advice - before you go writing anything, pick a style. Being new it may help to pick out some distinctive rappers and take a look at their songs - don't just listen to them, really pick out the lyrics, see what makes it good. You should notice themes. Never start writing lyrics without picking a theme - unless you're very good, it doesn't work!

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I actually thought it was against the rules to use comprehensible English in rap.

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