I struggle with getting into the 'space' of creating via procrastination. When I'm actually mentally locked in, I feel that I'm all the way locked and my flow of creativity can't be stopped. My suggestions would be to limit distractions as much as possible -- set the setting for yourself. It may sound funny, but I burn Sage, smoke, make sure I've eaten and then get down to business with all my distractions eliminated as much as possible. As far as writing itself, I write a couple different ways -- if I have the beat already, I typically mumble rap or mumble melody throughout the track on repeat, or maybe loop the chorus. If anything I say during the mumbling of the verses/ chorus that's "dope" or sticks, I write it down immediately.
There's a unique approach to everything, especially if you already have a "pre-topic" for whatever beat you're working on. At times it can feel like you're in a box and can only dance around a subject matter only so far. So, again my suggestion would be to eliminate all distractions, prepare your setting, and try to find melodies or bars by jibberish/ mumbling throughout whatever parts you are working on - or if you have another song or project you're working on and you're really stuck, just move on and come back to it. Hope this helps
I thank you guys for all the responses. I'm honestly getting bored with my beats at this point. I'm ready for different sounds and etc. Need some spice in my life haha. Drums is one thing, but actual sounds is a total different ballgame, in my opinion. Idk what to do smh. I never completely studied music theory or anything, maybe that could be why. I'm not listening to much music as I use to due to time limitations. And I won't lie a lot of music may not sound the same but use some of the same elements frequently. And I quickly became bored. Maybe i've lost inspiration. Anything helps.
YES, Im still a teenager so I saw despicable me as a kid the day it came out and had no fucking idea who Pharrell was but I just remember the only thing I took away from that movie was just the music in it. I got the blue ray and dvd to it that Christmas and I was hooked on skipping to the amusement park chapter just to hear fun fun fun