Remember Your Own Lyrics challenges are segments from longer interviews that usually last 15-20% of the whole video (3-4 minutes).
Even though the challenge is a small fraction of the video, content creators choose to highlight this challenge as the main title for the video’s SEO on YouTube as a point of interest for viewers.
Invoke reminiscence with artists and their fan base by inviting participants with niche or loyal audiences to not only watch if the artist can finish their own lines, but to see if their audience can finish the lines as well.
Think about ways in which you can activate your guests to address their evolution as an artist. For example, playing their old beats and having them freestyle on it now as the artists they have become.
3. Speedwriting Rap Challenge
These videos focus on giving artists a finite amount of time to write a unique set of lyrics and perform it live in front of fellow artists based on different themes and prompts.
Tactics to Implement:
These videos aim to include dynamic shots through comedy by featuring random close ups of an artist’s face or motion graphics to make the screen shake when something exciting is happening.
The creators take time to introduce the participants by inserting b-roll clips of them being their truest selves.
Artists are given themes they need to write their songs around such as “90s beat” or “trap”. Major takeaways are written on the screen in subtitles.
Artists are given 10-15 minutes to write then perform their songs on the spot. This builds a fair playing ground and enables their creativity & talent to shine.
This type of content can be easily turned into a short-form version and serialized with individual artists. Instead of using multiple artists at once, focus on one artist per video and have them write/perform lyrics for multiple themes and beats.