More Kicks & Snares, More Boom & More Bap
Keep a simple boom bap pattern for a couple bars and then every three or four add in extra kicks and extra snares. This adds interest to the beat. Your boom bap drum pattern will still feel the same but with a little spark to keep the listener's interest.
I was listening to the new Nas Album, King's Disease III and it's no doubt amazing. Same classic Nas we always expect but with Hit-Boy beats. And if you haven't listened, definitely take the time out. Hit Boy said it best, it's the best of the Kings Disease series.
When listening to "Recession Proof" one thing that stood out was the simple boom bap pattern three bars in a row followed up with the fourth bar having extra boom and extra bap.
I solo'd the drums, let's take a listen to what I'm talking about.
And here's what the above looks like:
The songs start out with a nice boom bap. So let's point out the boom and the bap.
It's pretty similar to using a simple boom bap pattern like this:
And the boom bap pattern is pretty straightforward forward until the end where we see more kicks and more snares:
It's the equivalent of this drum pattern:
It's a simple technique. Take a simple boom bap pattern for a few bars and then add in extra kicks and snares every four bars. This gives the beat a bit more of a dynamic feel.
If you notice the extra kicks have a lower volume. Changing the velocity of your kicks to give a human feel. This is especially true when you have several in a row. Lower the volume of the earlier kicks.
Listen to Nas's Recession Proof of off King's Disease III here: