Check out part two of two part article written on pro sound web about mixing rap vocals. While the first article discussed having a final product for your music in mind, this one focuses on EQ. There are two things to listen for: the first is low end build up which indicates the artist is standing too close to the microphone. The second is the range between 300 and 600HZ where people tend to cut too much. The key point is to follow standards but if the vocals are good leave them alone.
Well worth a read if you’re in the studio over the weekend:
In The Studio: Tips For Mixing Rap Vocals, Part 2 – EQ