Originally posted by InnocentM
Hey. I've just starting writing some beats but I'm finding that most of the time, the only chord progression that fits is Cm, G# then back to Cm again, assuming the song is in Cm.
Hip hop is like most urban music. The progressions are simple. In the key of Cmin, Cmin->Gmin would be a i-v (1-5) progression which is very common. Sticking with Cmin progressions, i-V (c-G7), i-iv (c-f), i-iv-V (c-f-G7), ii-V-i (d-G7-c), i-VI-iv-V (c-Ab-f-G7), and i-VI-ii-V (c-Ab-d-G7) are all pretty common.
Note: The ii chords are diminished (root - minor 3rd - minor 5th).
You'd be surprised how similar a lot of songs from the same genre are. Just in diferent keys.
I guess all songs should be unique but are there any standard rap chord progressions that I'm missing out on? Cheers
Standard? Well, hip hop took a lot from funk music. Try any of the above. They should sound familiar.
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