At first glance rhyming words may seem overwhelming and a seemingly mysterious gift that only the elite wordsmiths have been gifted with since birth. But the truth is rhyming isn't so elusive once you start to break down the fundamentals of how they actually work. In this article I'll give you a detailed overview of all the different ways you can creatively begin rhyming words like a boss! Let's jump right in! Introduction To Rhyming Words When you break down what rhyming words actually is it's simply the use of similar sounds in some type of pattern that have a relationship to one another. … [Read more...] about Rhyming Words Like A BOSS!
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chopping it up with up and coming Augusta Georgia rapper Low 2 Cold. We discussed what he's been up to musically, his biggest struggle as a rapper and what really rubs him the wrong way plus much more! Low 2 Cold embodies what it means to Be A Better Rapper Now as he's only been rapping for about 7 months and has already released his first project called Age Of The Golden as well been featured on several Hip Hop publication websites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRpKfaIXbsI This Queens New York native brings a breath of fresh air with … [Read more...] about Augusta GA Rapper Low 2 Cold Interview
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
Welcome to the 3rd installment of How To Rap A Verse. In the last lesson I discussed how to establish your flow and I came up with four cadences and broke them down for you. In this lesson you're going to learn how to translate your cadences into lyrics and I'll be demonstrating these techniques in the coming videos using the four cadences from the last lesson So without further ado... LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/HIRb0DhWoCw Now before I dive in and start translating my cadences into lyrics there's a few things you need to know. Their Relationship It's important to understand the … [Read more...] about How To Rap A Verse: Translating Cadence To Lyrics
Harvard graduate and Grammy nominated artist and producer Ryan Leslie is on the brink of releasing SuperPhone which is a technological infrastructure designed and built to empower rappers to take control of their fan base and increase their income by building meaningful relationships with those that support them most. Keeping Up Technology is constantly advancing and so is the way that we do business. We must constantly evolve to handle our business smarter, quicker and more efficiently not only for our own productivity and profitability but most importantly for the convenience and … [Read more...] about How Ryan Leslie And SuperPhone Are Empowering Rappers
D.O.C. - Dr.Dre And The Music Industry In this months live hangout we learn from the mistakes of song writing legend D.O.C. and his partnership with Dr.Dre along with why it's vitally important that you mind your own business! It's quite simple.. no one is going to look out for you like you should look out for yourself. This live hangout is filled with tons of information and advice to help guide you in the right direction so you don't repeat the same mistakes that D.O.C. did. https://youtu.be/WGHsO9CGgIQ Many things are discussed such as the future of social media, The current state … [Read more...] about Mind Your Own Business! D.O.C. – Dr.Dre – Music Industry
Welcome to another installment of How To Rap A Verse . In the first lesson I taught you how to establish your rhythm. In this lesson we're going to build off of that and start working on establishing your flow. So without further ado LET'S GET IT!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOiT5je1WzI What Is Cadence? Now before we dive in and start coming up with flows let's cover just a little bit of ground work. Often times I have people ask me what's the difference between your cadence and your flow. Well there isn't a difference they're the same thing. Flow is actually just a slang word for … [Read more...] about How To Rap A Verse: Establishing Your Flow
Before you spend your hard earned money for rap beats online follow these 10 tips to ensure you're getting the most value possible! I know it can be a daunting task filled with many questions such as where should I buy them from? How much should I pay? What are leasing & exclusive rights? etc.. Don't worry you're not alone and I've got you covered! Let's jump right in shall we!? 1. How To Get FREE Rap Beats There's tons of producers out there but they're not all on the same level. Some are making a full time living making rap beats, some are just starting out and others are somewhere in … [Read more...] about Top 10 Tips For Buying Rap Beats Online
Once upon a time it was every up and coming artists dream to get their CD's on the shelves of major retailers such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart & Target along with all their local music shops. Well... times have changed and while getting distribution in major retailers is still an incredible feat there are now major digital stores such as iTunes who have made it easier than ever to sell your music worldwide. BUT before you release your music on iTunes and proudly plaster the link all over the digital world there's just a few very important details you need to take into consideration. Paying To … [Read more...] about Don’t Sell Your Music On iTunes Until You Read This!
Staying on beat is probably the most common obstacle I see people struggle with who are learning how to rap and there's several reasons for it. It's most likely not due to you being tone def or not having rhythm. It's probably because you've just never been taught how to do it in a way that's easy to understand and practical to implement. In this article I'm going to go deeper than I ever have before into this topic and if you apply these techniques they will prevent you from making the same common mistakes that many do. So if you're ready to learn how to lock on to the beat tighter than … [Read more...] about How To Rap A Verse – Establishing Rhythm PT.3