When you’re first getting started writing, recording, and producing music, knowing exactly what you need can be a bit of a mystery. If you’re just a beginner, and you’ll only be recording vocals, you can likely get away with away with a USB microphone recording setup. However, if you want to record multiple instruments at once, start to mix your own music, or produce resource-intensive songs (like when you use multiple plugins or virtual instruments), you’ll likely need a more elaborate setup. With that said, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the multitude of options out there for your home … [Read more...] about What You Need To Setup Your Home Studio
So there seems to be this myth floating around that there's an age restriction for rapping. I've heard it on both ends from people inquiring if they're too old to be rapping as well as kids thinking that perhaps they're too young. Interestingly enough I've discovered through conversing with these age conscious creatives that their concerns have been triggered for several underlining reasons. And it's likely you have had some of these insecurities as well so let's take a look at them and see if we can't put these myths to rest. Are You Too Young To Start Rapping? I'm Not … [Read more...] about Are You Too Young To Start Rapping?
Have you ever attempted to write your next song only to be met by a crippling nemesis known as writers block? Of course you have! Anyone who is a creative has experienced these moments of utter frustration. So if you're wrestling with the uncertainty of what you should rap about in your next song take a deep breath and relax as I attempt to alleviate your suffering with a little bit of perspective. Let's get it!! What Should You Rap About? First Person Is Only One Perspective The first trap a lot of rappers fall into is thinking all their songs have to be about them. But let's be honest … [Read more...] about What Should You Rap About? A Guide To Destroying Writers Block!
Being a skilled rapper isn't just about riding the beat it's much more than that. Rapping is simply the vehicle we use to deliver our message to our audience. However there are many literary devices rappers wield such as rhyme schemes and punchlines which make a huge impact on the listener. And moving the audience emotionally and making a strong impact and lasting impression is really the goal of any artist right? So lets take a quick look at how you can create rap punchlines to hit HARD!! What Are Rap Punchlines? Rap Punchlines just like any other punchlines is the culminating part of a … [Read more...] about How To Create Rap Punchlines That Hit HARD!
Being creative is all about...well... creating! And when that moment of inspiration strikes you it's important to take full advantage of it! In this article I will share with you 5 free tools that can improve a rappers work flow so that you can focus on getting your ideas down as quickly and efficiently as possible. So without further ado let's get straight to it! Top 5 Free Tools To Improve A Rappers Workflow Metronomer When that moment of inspiration hits you to start jotting down your rhymes but you don't even have a beat to write to instead of fumbling through dozens of … [Read more...] about Top 5 Free Tools That Can Improve A Rappers Work Flow!
We live in very privileged times where rappers can search the internet and filter through thousands of producers to find that perfect beat for their project. After the purchase has been made the beat is automatically delivered via e-mail. It hasn't always been this way and while this is a convenient and cost effective method for both the rappers and producers it's a huge missed opportunity and hear's why! A New Business Model This new online business model where producers lease beats on the internet really got popular a little over 10 years ago. Before then in order to have your own … [Read more...] about Why Rappers And Producers Should Work Together
In my first article discussing how to improve your rap voice I spoke about the most obvious culprit that hinders most rappers which is a lack or surplus of emotions. In this article I will delve into some of the not so obvious factors that could be plaguing you in reaching your desired rap voice which is centered around controlling your voice. So without further ado let's get straight to it. What are your vocal chords? In short your vocal chords are a muscle. Just like any other muscle they are limited to the amount of strain that they can bare. Approaching a vocal performance should be … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Rap Voice: Control
So you've written some dope lyrics to some nice cadences only to discover that your vocals sound like hot garbage! Stop beating yourself up and lend me your attention momentarily as I share my thoughts on how you can improve your rap voice. I have much to cover so let's cut the crap and get straight to it! Why does your rap voice suck? I would be doing you a disservice to answer such a loaded question with a simple answer since there could be a multitude of factors contributing to your rap voice sounding less than ideal. So this will be one of several articles I will write covering this … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Rap Voice: Emotions
If you're wondering how to get yourself booked for shows without a booking agent this article will provide you with the insight needed to set realistic expectations for yourself and become more aware of the opportunities that surround you. So let's cut the crap and get straight to it shall we? How Many Fans Will You Bring? First things first. If you were to book a show at a venue in your area how many of your fans would realistically show up? Five? Fifty? One Hundred?...Zero? Before even approaching a venue it's important that you know this answer. And again be realistic with your … [Read more...] about How To Get Booked For Shows Without A Booking Agent
What's does a copyright mean? Should you copyright your music? Will it keep people from stealing your music? Where do you go to copyright your music? Is it expensive? I will answer all of these questions in this article along with addressing some of the myths & misunderstandings floating around out there that muddy the waters about copyrights that I hope to divulge and bring clarity to during this article. Before I dig in I must state that I am not a legal adviser and that the purpose of this article is to inform others to make better educated decisions for themselves. If you have … [Read more...] about Should You Copyright Your Music? Truths & Myths