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
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!
Have you found yourself wrestling with the thought that perhaps you're too old to start rapping? Or if you've already been rapping for quite some time have you wondered if you've "missed the mark" and it's time to put the mic down? If so I think you will find a lot of encouragement within this article as I tackle both of these angles and provide you with some alternative views you may have yet to consider. So without further ado, LET'S GET IT!! Are You Too Old? Let's first tackle the question of if you are too old to be rapping. Now I don't know you specifically so I think it's wise to … [Read more...] about Are You Too Old To Be Rapping?
Regardless if you've just begun rapping or already have invested a decent amount of time into your craft, one thing is for sure; you're going to need your own recording studio at some point and time. And this guide is going to be the perfect blueprint on guiding you through how to accomplish just that! You Don't Need The Doctor For many, the thought of having their own recording studio is daunting and quite intimidating. I mean, after all, isn't that something only the professional gurus like Dr. Dre are supposed to have? And building your own recording studio is going to cost … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Poor Mans Recording Studio Setup
Have you recently embarked on your musical journey in hopes of one day becoming a "Rap God"? Just like any other trip you may take, you're probably wondering how long it's going to take you to reach your destination. Well, after reading this article you will certainly have a better understanding of how long it actually takes to get good at rapping. Let's get straight to it! What's Happening? I have been personally training and developing rappers 1 on 1 via my coaching service for the past 3 years and I've certainly noticed that some of my students grow faster than others. As a … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take To Get Good At Rapping?
As an educator in the field of learning how to rap I've picked up on many common misconceptions. And lies unchecked can become one's truth. So in my efforts to prevent you from being held back, below I've compiled the top 5 things rappers misunderstand the most about songwriting. Let's get straight to it, shall we? 1. Every Song Must Be About You We've all likely been guilty of this one. You sit down to write your next song but you are "shooting blanks". This is commonly known as "writer's block". You've already written songs about the horrible EX, why you're the best rapper in the … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Things Rappers Misunderstand About Songwriting
Hopefully, all of the marketing and promotional techniques I've shared throughout this series has gotten your wheels turning on different creative techniques to build your fanbase. I've shared a lot of information in the past articles which I know can be overwhelming. Below you will find a quick recap of all the core takeaways from this series. Be sure to bookmark this article and come back when you need a refresher. LET'S GET IT! Part 1: What Is Marketing And Promotion? Read The Full Article Marketing Marketing is the act of identifying who your "target" audience is. So when you … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers (Complete Guide)
Let's talk about subcultures. Subcultures are basically a group of people or a community that share a common similar interest. In marketing terms, we call this a "Niche". Subcultures This entire time I've been teaching you how to target a specific SubCulture. You see, Hip-Hop is a specific type of music which makes it a "Niche". But then there are "Sub-Niches" or "Subcultures" within it. This is why in the beginning I had you first define what type of artist that you are then to make a list of other artists that are similar to you. This allows you to get very specific about who you're … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers – Part 4
S.E.O Another great promotional strategy is called "S.E.O" which stands for "Seach Engine Optimization". You actually participate in SEO all of the time. For example, if you heard about a new video game that's coming out, and you go to google or Youtube and search for the name of that game then you will see content related to that game. So when someone creates content about something that other people are searching for then they are likely going to get free traffic from it. But remember to also ask yourself "what's in it for them?". Don't create content with a misleading title … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers – Part 3