What should you rap about? What do people want to hear? Are people going to think it's lame and form an organization to build awareness about how much your music sucks? CHASING MIRAGES Many of us rappers have this inner talk taking place when we're trying to write songs and it's like a creative paralysis that handicaps us from creating anything at all. We put so much pressure on ourselves to write songs that the whole world is going to embrace but guess what? You're chasing a mirage! ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL! The truth is that your music will never be for everyone so just accept it … [Read more...] about The Reason Why Everyone’s Opinion About Your Music Doesn’t Matter
Once I got decent at rapping I still couldn't write a good rap hook to save my life! Writing hooks for my rap songs was something I struggled with for many years and it's very common for the majority of budding rappers to find themselves struggling with writing hooks as well. Well now, writing hooks has become one of my strengths and within this article, I'll be sharing with you my top 5 tips to help you overcome this obstacle as well. LET'S GET IT!! 1. The Instrumental You must first pick an instrumental that you not only think sounds good, but it must move you emotionally. Sometimes … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Tips For Writing Dope Rap Hooks
Picture this for a moment. The legendary guitar player, Jimi Hendrix is on stage with his band. The drummer starts banging away at the drums as he creates a funky groove on the spot. Jimi is feeling it, so he joins in and he absolutely starts killing it on the Guitar! None of it was pre-planned, it was all happening live and in the moment and it seemed like magic! How Is This Possible? What they both were doing is something known as "improvisation". Which basically means they were drawing from all the thousands of patterns they had already learned on their instruments and they were using … [Read more...] about The Best 3 Ways To Improve Your Rap Flow With Scatting
Often times we as rappers strive for perfection. This could mean landing on all the beats perfectly or having our rhyme schemes line up seamlessly from one bar to the next. While this is awesome and important It isn't the determining factor that dictates if your song turns out amazing. In this article, I'm going to be sharing with you how you can add more character to your songs. So without further ado, LET'S GET IT!! The Goal In music and many other art forms perfection really isn't the main goal. It's really all about feeling, vibe, character, groove, and emotion. Plus perfection is … [Read more...] about How To Perfect Your Rap Songs Without Being Perfect!
Over the past 4 years, I've had the opportunity to speak with thousands of struggling rappers and I've been honored to see so many people grow their skills very quickly! But I've also seen many people continue to struggle and not see much improvement. Why is that? How come some are getting awesome results and others aren't? It must be because one person is just more talented than the other right?...WRONG! It's really all about learning how to learn. Over the years I've noticed a trend in the patterns of both types of people and I'd like to share some of them with you today and hopefully, … [Read more...] about The Top 4 Reasons Rappers Struggle To Improve Their Rap Skills
If you're an artist on a budget in need of a rock-solid laptop, strictly for the purpose of recording vocals then I've got you covered in this article. So without further ado, LET'S GET IT!! Intimidation Let's face it, unless you're a computer geek, finding the perfect computer for your needs can be very intimidating! Most people don't understand all of the parts that make up a computer so when they're reading computer specs, it's as if their reading a foreign language. For most people, buying a computer is a shot in the dark. With their being so many models to choose from, they just … [Read more...] about The Best Laptop For Recording Audio On A Budget in 2019
How exciting would it be to find someone who was willing to invest $150k in your rap music career? That would pretty freakin awesome, wouldn't it!?! Well within this article I'm going to be explaining how you can potentially make that happen. There's a lot to cover so without further ado, LET'S GET IT!!! Investors, Lenders, And Donors Before we start chewing into this topic we need to first establish the meaning of three keywords; investors, lenders, and donors. Investors: a person or organization that puts money into financial schemes, property, etc. with the expectation of achieving … [Read more...] about How To Find Investors For Your Rap Music Career
When you're learning how to rap it's important to have a good grasp on what tempo is because it impacts you dramatically as a rapper! Within this article, I'm going to be explaining how tempo affects the length of your bars. As well as the top 4 ways it will impact you as a rapper! So without further ado...LET'S GET IT!! Tempo First off you need to understand what tempo is. I've already done an in-depth video which not only explains what tempos it but also how you can detect tempo as well. Be sure to check it out here. But to give you the short and skinny, Tempo is also known as BPM … [Read more...] about The Top 4 Ways Tempo Affects Rappers!
Sometimes, writing a rap song can feel like a daunting task and seemingly take forever! Just think about this for a moment. Rap songs typically contain the most lyrics and rhymes in comparison to any other genres of music. Simply put, our lyrical content is much denser and therefore requires more work from us from strictly a songwriting perspective. Within this article, I'm going to share one major hack to help you finish your rap songs faster! Let's get straight to it! Fresh Perspective One major downside to spending a lot of time writing a rap song is that we lose what I like to … [Read more...] about How To Finish Your Rap Songs Faster
Songwriting is a skill in and of its self, apart from rapping. And there are a lot of techniques that go into it as well. But within this article, I'm going to discuss what I believe to be one of the most difficult parts about writing rap songs and I'll provide you with some insight on how to get past it. Under Pressure A lot of us rappers put a tremendous amount of unnecessary pressure on ourselves when it comes to songwriting. Even though it's typically just us, by ourselves, in a room working on music. We allow our psyche to be flooded with all these questions and doubts such … [Read more...] about The Most Difficult Part Of Writing Rap Songs