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
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
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
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 with you 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
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?
Within any craft, there are three types of people; pioneers, innovators, and thieves. And sometimes the lines that divide each of them can become blurred. This same concept certainly applies to this craft we love and know as "rapping". But at times it can be difficult to pinpoint where you personally fit into all of this. Are you a pioneer, an innovator or just a thief that's bitting off of other rappers hard work? Well, after reading this you might have a slightly different perspective on all of this. Let's first take a look at each of these roles. PIONEERS Pioneers: "a … [Read more...] about A Case For Biting Rappers: Pioneers, Innovators And Thieves
So you've been working hard on improving your rap skills in the privacy of your bedroom. But at what point should you step out and share your talent with the outside world? And how can you get rid of your fear of rapping in front of others before doing so? I'll be sure to cover all of that within this article so LET'S GET IT! Are You Ready? First things first. Before you start putting yourself out there you should spend some time developing your rap skills. You don't have to "master" the art of rapping first but you should at least be decent at rapping already. If you're not sure if … [Read more...] about Building Up The Confidence To Rap In Front Of Others
Have you ever heard the quote "hindsight is 20/20"? If not, basically it means that mistakes you made in your past due to a lack of experience and understanding are crystal clear to you now in the present moment. What once was so confusing and mysterious is now so simple that you regard it as common sense. Time Traveling I wish I could jump into a time machine and travel back 22 years when I first started rapping. Not just so I could play video games all day without the worries of paying bills, but mainly because I could save myself so much time and frustration with learning this … [Read more...] about The Biggest Mistake I Made When I First Started Rapping
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?