Using Obsidian for writing... raps?

Hi there!

So I am a rapper and I primarily rely on the Apple Notes app for the past 7 ish years. However, the design philosophy and linking technology of Obsidian looks very interesting to me.

Some of the use cases I see are linking references, tagging topics for each verse/song and possibly develop a plugin connecting rhymezone.

Anyone else here has used Obsidian to write poems/raps? Would love to pick your brain and understand your workflow.

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You might like this video: The Joy of Writing with Rok Sanda (made better through Obsidian) - YouTube

I’m thinking of going down this road for songwriting (same concepts). Considering using Dataview to keep things organized. I don’t have a workflow yet. Just exploring right now.

I have not, but I’ve thought of using Obsidian to dissect the work of a rap artist (e.g. Kendrick or Nas), which could be done similar to how you see the lyrics dissected on Genius.com but in a much more intense way. If you are looking for inspiration on how to implement it, the discussion around organizing the bible in obsidian might provide some insights.

How it would break down in my mind is:

  • Note for an Artist links to a note for each album
  • Note for each Album links to a note for each song
  • Note for each song has links to
    • Conceptual ties between songs
    • Explanations of individual verses
      • Subsections of the note with alternative interpretations