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How to Start Your Rap Career

 

In this article, we will talk about the most important moment in a rapper’s career-his initiation to the game. We will go over:

  • Common mistakes young rappers are making

  • Factors you need to consider before you go public

1. Common mistakes young rappers are making

You can see alot of aspiring rappers, with good flow, good content and good voice, but lacking the ability to play the game.

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Learn how to play the game.

Most of them have the understanding that if they’re good at what they’re doing, they will succeed. Well, unfortunately that’s not the case. Being good is not enough. You have to be able to strategize your moves within the music business.

Here are the biggest blunders that aspiring rappers should try to avoid.

-Spitting out Songs with no Direction

This is very common. A rapper gets an instrumental, write the lyrics, records it and posts it straight up on youtube. After 2 days, he repeats the same process.

The motives behind that strategy in most cases are the notion that he will saturate the market to such a degree, that eventually people will notice him. By doing so many songs, he will eventually make that banger and it will get him the attention required.

Where are you heading?

Let me tell you why such an approach is wrong for me. In my opinion, your public image should be very carefully established. You should carve up your character with the utmost attention, get a reputation for a specific type of content, develop a USP(Unique Selling Point) and so on. By spitting out all of those songs, you are an open book to your viewers. There is no mystery. That’s first.

By having 20 songs on youtube and all of them below 100 views, this is not a good look. You’re giving the wrong first impression to people, ingraining a rather damaging perception of yourself. Once that happens, people will start to think less of you.

It’s always better to have 1 song with 1000 views, which you effectively promote, rather than having 20 with 30 views each.

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Rating is important!

Next time people hear your name, they would want to check out your content and if they see that one song with high number of views, they’ll see that there is a certain desirability about you. This immediately generates more interest for them and they get curious as to what you have to say.

It must be good, since so many people heard it.

Further Reading:All You Need to Know: Finding Money for Your First Rap Song

-Low quality songs

You see that the flow is good and the beat is the bomb, but the guy didn’t put no effort in editing his vocals, adding some ad-lips, nothing. It sounds mechanical. The difference between recording your song at home and recording it in a studio can be as little as $30.

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Focus on quality

This however is the difference between people coming back to listen to your song again and checking it out only once, seeing that it’s amateur made and just leave. Always make sure that your public image is as professional as it can get. Even if you don’t have the cash for it right now.

Take your time, get the paper and do it the proper way. It’s better to be patient and blow up like you should, rather than being impatient and just bubble in the background.

Further Reading: Fuel Your Rap Career-Coming Up Strategies

2.Factors you need to consider before you go public

Content

You have to find your style. The other admin has written an article about that. You can find it here. You have to be able to generate an association with your name. For example, when you say DMX, you think of the crazy impulsive guy.

When you say Jay-Z, you think of the slick hustler. When you say Snoop Dogg, you think of the cool chilled guy, who likes weed. You have to put yourself in a category depending on your character.

If there is no such category, make one-that’s even better.

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Have your own style!

This is vital, because once you know your style, while defining it, more people with similar style will gravitate towards you. You will be representing. So you really need to think about that, before you post anything on the web.

Further Reading: What is the Formula For Having Great Lyrical Content

Attention Grabbers

You have to think of factors which would separate you from the crowd. Maybe it’s the controversy you will get yourself involved in, maybe it would be your insolent comments, maybe it would be your intelligence, or appearance.

It has to be something, which is going to make you different from the other rappers and which would grab the attention of the viewer. Simply joining the crowd and rapping about what they rap about will not work.

The market is saturated by rappers who glorify money and people are looking for something other than that. Something fresh. Package it nicely and give it to them.

Further Reading: 6 Ways to Distinguish Yourself From the Other Rappers

Money Sources

You have to think about that too. Before you start your public relations, you have to know from where you’re going to get your money. Not knowing that, will simply make you ignorant to the opportunities you could have and missing opportunities is the shortest way to failure.

Think several steps ahead. So what if you get that record deal? What would you do? Would you sell shoes? Would you sell clothes? How are you going to use your popularity and how will you double it.

To be a successful rapper/entertainer, you have to be a businessman too.

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Be an entrepreneur

That’s for those of you who want to make money rapping. If you don’t want to mix with all that shady, manipulation money environment, you can write your lyrics and don’t care about the music business. You will however remain underground and underpaid.

Further Reading: Key Takeaways: How Jay-Z started his Rap Career

The bottom line is that you have to strategize if you want to make it. At one point, you would have to step away from the rhyme schemes for a while and get some knowledge on the game. Don’t let yourself be manipulated by the record labels that don’t give a dime about you.

Learn the game and learn how to play it. That’s the only way you could win.

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  • life
    October 25, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Look I aint here to rap about guns ima keep it real and rap about my life
    I be doing this flow shit for fun yall can keep the money and the light
    Dear lord forgive me for my sins I’m just tryna survive
    It’s a fucked up world that’s why I’m always usually high
    And Yea life’s a bitch but oh well just keep rolling
    It’s the pain and the stress in me that got me flowing
    Ima stop right here

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  • mk
    October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    yo am killer you call me in saying i’ll tack a chainsaw to your brain i can do that thing with Mary jane go ban ban with my toy gun and make everyone run even the 5o cuz am just dark as cole got to devil up flow here we go

    am crazy a x murder come at me with a slur i come at you to kill you with my mushdey i’ll even kill freddy but i got go study cuz jason is on probation i hate description this is no more cuz obam is a hore this one is for everyone that has been throw alot for now pss that pot i don’t want alot all i want is fame but me to shame this is my game

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    • Anonymous
      October 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Oh you a murder huh boy stop lying
      You’re probably the type that goes to prison and becomes a bitch
      Yous a hoe spitting that bullshit boy shut the fuck up and suck a dick
      Oh you want the fame, I’ll beats your ass with a bat and put you up in the mix
      I don’t even know you so why I’m a throwing a diss
      Cuz is rappers like you that got me so fucking piss So fuckING sick
      Stop writting raps if you aint gonna keep it real kid

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  • October 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Hey man! First I wanna say: i LOVE your side! I especially love it because you also talk a lot about business. Especially your take on: finding money for your first rap song, how to fuel your rap career and the coming up strategies. Basically I think you However, heaving dealt with and worked some labels, pr guys, booking agencies myself, I have a slightly different opinion when it comes to labels and artist:

    Many artists say labels are greedy. The only thing they care about is money. However, there could be another reason that explains why many artists believe that and why we hear of so many artists that are unsatisfied with the deals they get which then affects the whole situation. They are bad business people! Straight up! It is as simple as that! Many artists are lacking fundamental knowledge of business practice in their own field. That’s like wanting to have a #1 single, and not knowing who is amongst the Top 5 right now. Do you believe that Justin Timberlake or Pharrell don’t know who’s on #2 or #3 right now?

    Picture a different scenario: When you want to buy a used car (used doesn’t mean cheap, ok!?), the best thing you can do is ask a friend who’s got knowledge and experience to come with you to help you get the best deal. He might take a look under the car, look at the engine, and check all the possible things that could be relevant to the price. With his advice and KNOWLEDGE you might be able to negotiate a much better price, than what the initial offer was.

    The worst thing you can do though is go to a car-dealer by yourself without having any knowledge and no experience. This is when folks get screwed over and agree to deals that turn out as rip-offs! Straight up! And who do you want to blame? Everybody knows, this is the way it works. It’s common sense! So why would you expect it to be different in music. It is exactly the same.

    I had a landlady once who gave me a really good price for a flat. Later she started complaining and telling me how lucky I am to have gotten a flat like the one I have now for such a good price. It freaked me out, man. Because it wasn’t my greed that determined the price! It was her own lack of knowledge that got her a tenant that was paying less rent than she could have gotten. She didn’t know shit about her own market and the value of the property she was offering. All I had to do was saying “OK!” when she offered me the contract and sign it. But afterwards, she couldn’t stop complaining. Anyway…

    Yes, you can make music for the rest of your life without any of such problems….on the weekends! Nobody is gonna stop you. However, it’s not very likely for you to break into the music business and stay there without acknowledging the traits of the deal. Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, “the world’s most recorded drummer”, who played with artists like Aretha Franklin and James Brown and so on, once said on the couch at Red Bull Music Academy “The difference between an amateur and a professional is, the professional gets paid!”

    My old man once said to me “Where there is a market, ethics and morals go down the drain!” And that’s fucked up, hell yeah it is! But we as artists can either spend our whole career complaining and whining about the “evil man behind the desk”, or we stop being ignorant and put ourselves in charge by taken our careers and business seriously and educate ourselves. Or raise the cash for a manager you can TRUST, if you can already afford it and put him in charge.

    When Bob Marley found out that his long-time manager and friend Don Taylor had been robbing him blind they called him up, tied him to a chair, and questioned him for hours. Bob Marley beat the shit out of this guy and then fired him. He took his business serious.

    Why do you think it is that so many artists, especially rappers, found their own label at some point in their careers? It is because they have gained knowledge in the course of their careers that made them realize that they would be much better off if they put themselves in charge of their business and then partner with bigger corporations.

    I have known a rapper who was like a brother to me. Incredible talent! I’m serious. Everybody who knew him saw he was becoming something bigger. No question! He had the personality, the lyrical skills and the ego! However, he was so obsessed with “keeping it real” that he turned down business offers before the person making the offer could even finish what he had to say. And as time went by, he became…nothing. Nobody will ever hear what he had to say. Nobody will ever be able to enjoy his character, learn to lose himself in his music or get crazy with him on stage. Just because he didn’t see the need to take care of his business!

    WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THAT

    Artists have to get real, face reality and cut the BS. There are enough independent labels out there and some of them follow a different approach and not everything is always strictly business. Every label boss has his own way of decision making. They are individuals, too, not robots. They have different back grounds, different educations, different tastes, etc! There is a bunch of indie labels doing what they do because they LOVE music, because they believe in artists and want to see him/her succeed. However, the folks that are working for labels, have families and kids, they have to pay bills. They have to pay their rents and mortgages, put food on the table and buy birthday presents for their kids, wives and husbands. For sure, they do have their own interests, because they are people and they have to maintain their own lives! They have wishes and dreams, too. And just like you, they want to self-actualize and realize. But if you face this business, this reality, with an attitude as if people owe you something, you WILL LOSE!

    You’d be in a much better position if you do what the music industry expects from you, set up your business model, nurture it and grow it and then you can deal with labels as potential partners in crime that help you get your career to the next level. And just like any other business man in the world you will have to offer something in return for their services, which is most likely a share of your business. But if you know what you are doing and what you need, you’d be in a much better bargaining position and therefore more likely to sing a deal that satisfies your needs.

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  • candicedear
    October 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    i really want to be a rapper but how can i become one?

    Reply

  • Gustavo G
    October 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Okay soo most of you came & red the same as me ,studied like me ,

    But the difference is im gonna use it and non of you can ,or atleast not exactly not like me

    Sure I spit a lil bit , I’m mexican ,broke and I’m a lil 15 year old kid

    Let me introduce myself I’m Gustavo Gallegos , I play football and I win heavy medals

    I love sports and would enjoy the flashy and expensive life ,but many of us are scarred of rejection ,right?

    I love to rap ,give me a good beat and a mike & I’ll say something soo crazy you’ll have to chat ,

    My lyrical content could get craZy ,and but I’m chillin right now I’m waiting and I’m thinking soo that by the day I come up most of you will be scared to face me …

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    • SlipperyDeViL(RM Veteran)
      October 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

      I ain’t scared to face anyone bruh. Let’s see what you got?

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    • jeffrey j
      October 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      I LOL AT YOUR POST your wasting your time and a bit of mines but I acknowledge your balls so ill give u a few lines I hope your not just talking but your really on your grind you said u studied the game but plenty said the same I hope ur not a lame hope u got gud lyrics and not just after the change but nah im not accusing just hope your choosing to not be losing and stay in reality and not the illusions cuz the music biz a rat chase so don’t get caught these bars came off the brain its just food for thought-Amazing was here ever need any lyrical or any musical help HMU @ amazingonej On Insatgram for all music Inquires im also looking to build my music empire I have 6k so far Join the amazing movement now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • tyrone
    October 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    im 16 and i freestyle but i think my flow is dull and doesnt have life…ma real names malcolm…

    came from the hood
    came from the no good
    gutta,this is no other than tyrone
    im about to turn a new page
    out from the old ways
    this be the new days
    new things
    ama show u how we do things
    i mean money is the key to mood swagg
    so let me switch up ur mood with rings
    and i hope u dont mind if i do sang

    thats all u can get….if u wanna contact me ma kik username malcolmrizzy….ma instagram’s tyrone12344…and ma twitter handles bryan riles…ma bbm pins 7f1f085f…

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  • gansta jer
    October 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    i would say follow me, but i do not tweet.
    The block keeps calling me, but not enough to eat.
    So i’m off in a single cell, with protools and a beat.
    Scratching on a pad, for the hit of the week…

    Something from a sound track of a movie that I’m writing.
    I am a film student, and studio owner in lou. ky.
    needing all the help i can get. I have thousands of songs.
    plus this article is nice

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    • Star$truk Zoe
      October 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

      Whats up bro my name is Star$truk Zoe and I am and upcoming rapper and I was admiring the fact that you are in KY and you have your own studio. I am interested in studio time, and also song production. I would like to link up, I live in Frankfort. I am with WeUpEnt. Please email me at starstrukzoe@gmail.com i am interested in doing business.

      Reply

  • September 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Dope article… you definitely gotta have your mind and money right to make it in this industry.

    Reply

  • DA
    September 29, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Started way back in 1997, when shay was born, an angel they were raising, proven as the chosen one, always found as helluva fun, caught up in some crazy stuff, but never really gave a truck, when was caught I played my role, natural actress heart and soul, never did much of whats told, somewhat thought of as too bold, got away by feigning innocence, I drew the blood as one replenished, speak your mind give your opinion, either way your heart I’m taking, so high up yet not quite faded, get too close your veins I’m lacing, 17 my genius hidden, demon spun but not from Satan, not atheist but made my own religion, if you shun me than go on stupid, either way it’s you whose losing.

    This is actually the first verse of a song I made recently I put it up cause some feedback would be nice and the name at the top is just the initials for my persona

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  • Anonymous
    September 25, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I wanna talk about kids in the generation go n try to contemplate it , I’m trying to speak to the nation of everybody who wants to make it
    And have a good life and go n take a word from the wise don’t you act surprised that earth is Fallen apart right in front of your eyes
    Take a hit from this blunt bro and listen to these lines ,
    You wanna make it then get off ya ass quit playin stop sayin your debatin on makin a life for yourself man that’s lame shit you gotta be thirsty for success and ur dehydrated . Success doesn’t come free you gotta listen to me on this beat, be yourself go follow your heart don’t let life come tear ya apart follow your path be the fuckin boss your supposed to be… just remember you herd it from me , I’m imhalin threw my nose exhaling out my throat I’m blowing purple Os I love that purple smoke , ya gotta let it go relax and enjoy the flow as I teach u these lessons bro uh

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  • Bombash
    September 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I have the regrets
    I walk with fear
    in a slow gear
    all I can here is you
    its you in my head all
    the time
    wishing I was dead
    you’ve hit my head so hard
    that im physically and mentally scarred

    putting shit into my head made
    me wish I was dead, this has to come to and end
    here I go around that long bend, your no longer my
    pop not even a friend

    THIS IS THE END
    HERE I GO
    AROUND THE BEND
    ALMOST THE END

    I think back and it scares me to think I
    left her alone with you, I know ull hurt her
    Im 18 I cant do anything, but someone please
    tell her that I love her before her really hurts her.

    THIS IS THE END
    HERE I GO
    AROUND THE BEND
    ALMOST THE END

    ive come to the end and I relised I cant help you
    nan but please save yourself, for there is no one else
    you don’t deserve it, you can end it
    just stay strong part of me helps you by writing this song

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  • Dizzy
    September 18, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Im 16 Female Gender I hope people feel me
    Free style:
    Aye
    See I know you must be wondering
    About those better days that someone ever promised you
    Every time you look up in the sky at night theres no stars everything its so fucken blue
    ANd i know wat it is to be lost
    My momma brought me in this world all she could give me was love
    I appreciated but fucked up so many times
    My pops never should up had some phone calls hello and only goodbyes..

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  • Errin
    September 17, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I’m new to rapping and I’m only 14 but I’m really good though haven’t yet made YouTube video still looking for beats and help but still I could write my own lyrics
    Something like this

    Yeah ok

    Now every thing is changing fast ay I wrote A song that I never rap but all I got is a crazy laugh
    And I’m trying hard in running laps no more oxygen can’t breath through my lungs still a little tench it ain’t a accident you should know what I damn ment so I’m ready to blow yo mind
    S*** I’m living my life just a little kind if you see me in real life good luck cause ill be wasting your time it ain’t a lie everything passes me by……………”…….”……………….”…..”””…………….
    There’s more to tell yup my middle name is mickkow go a head and laugh I might be right but you got a big mouth I could speck as loud oh i found a life yeah it passes me by…

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  • Tylique Marrón
    September 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Young 19 yr old lyricist w/ straight bars you hear me 5 tracks w/ 12K+ streams on SoundCloud go look me up there under Tylique & you’ll find somethin’ you like lookin’ for a main record deal & to do collabs email me at tyliquemarron@gmail.com

    Reply

  • King Jayoh
    September 9, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I’m a 21 year old rapper from New York City tryna make it BIG TIME. I have some sick lyrics and a deep scratchy voice. I have yet to officially record any tracks in the studio. I’m looking to collaborate with rappers and singers all over the world who want this as bad as me. Also, any producers who are willing to lend a helping hand would be much appreciated. Guarantee you won’t be disappointed at all.
    Email me at Noelulloa1009@gmail.com or kik me at Noel_Music

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  • September 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Okay so I’ve been writing raps since I was 12 years old. I am now 17, almost 18.
    I have yet to make a video and post it as I really want the nitty gritty to be perfect. One of my mates has stolen a lot from me, the way I dress, the fact that I rap, a few of my raps etc… And well she is getting noticed.
    I’m afraid that if I start now people will say I’m copying her.
    Also I just want opinions first add me on Facebook and stuff or Kik or Instagram and we can suss stuf out too here is an exert of one of the raps I’ve written.

    the game isn’t an easy ride
    cunts fighting to maintain pride
    taking casualties in their stride
    some on the outside wishing they’d tried
    while some on the inside wishing they died

    Facebook: m.facebook.com/ShylaaAriellee
    Kik: youcanchokeonmisery
    Snapchat: shylaaa
    Instagram: flukeoner

    Check out my profile on rhymers bloc too if it like it’s flukeoner.

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  • D Dubz
    August 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Heyy I’m D n I’m new in this shit…..I just wanna know where I stand…And it will be very grateful if I get some good advices
    .
    .
    Look crumpy faced shit you ain’t here to trace drifts
    You here to beat the hell out of me, you about to taste dick

    They tell you rap rhymes faster than Mac drives
    But you looking at my face like you faced dead knifes

    I guess you for sure faced coz you totally wet
    You seem to fill faster and mastered to shit stress

    You can not name yourself gangsta you have to earn that
    People can not frame capital if they help regimen to burn flank

    Just busy in bragging about messy stories happened in lagged secs
    Where you tried to poop rainbows out from your ass crack

    Your fat ribs rubbing against your heart resulting in bad breath
    Dude what you scared of I ain’t calling you dead yet

    But soon things will be sleak when I gonna find something sharp
    Gonna move it right through your face, throat passing right through your heart

    And Will be sitting aside you striked body with some keys with red wet hands
    playing cold trap notes preying more dumb bots left at rap land

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  • Caesar
    August 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Producer/Songwriter/Rapper

    Hit me if you want to work:
    hudsonfredricks@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/allhailcaesar

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  • Aziz imsorry
    August 14, 2014 at 4:57 am

    If you are a serious rapper or a singer check out this producer. He leases out original beats for only 15 bucks each while others charge over 30 dollars. The music industry is competitive and by using these quality beats you will surely be able to stand out and get ahead. Nobody likes a boring beat!!!

    http://www.myflashstore.net/profile/novakrecords

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  • Anonymous
    August 9, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Tabs of acid laid out on the breakfast table,/ my dick is flaccid but get it up with jumper cables./ my mind is dark and twisted, I was told it was unstable,/ go out and cut some trees with lumberjacks, only maple./ go out smoke a lot of pot, good weed straight from Camelot, 19 years old and i only fucked in a parking lot./
    Everything seems like its just a fucking contradiction/ tripping acid not knowing what’s a fact or whats fiction/ I take the mushrooms so I can change my perspective, once I start to puke I double think what I just injested,/ I sit back on bathsalts and howl in a cave thats wolf infested/ i post dick pics on Instagram no caption,/ fat ass and tits is the perfect male distraction, so I bring the bitches with me when I make drug transactions./ this life taught me a lot of math especially fractions./ my mind is mythological, my plot is diabolical, in my free time I kick it with Zeus and maybe Michael,/ Meyers, thinking of which forest to set on fire,/ I desire, to kill all the plants and animals, with me as the leader of an empire of canibals,/ as I take a shit I light a candle,/ don’t wear shoes only sandles, then I go sit outside GameStop and try to panhandle

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  • August 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Rip Flows, Bust Jokes
    Lift Hope, Blow Dope
    How this life i cope
    right up this slippery slope
    is no Business but mine
    test me i wont choke
    so god give me a sign
    if ill sink or float
    undecided destionation
    but i will show boat
    climb to run this nation
    with the rhyme i elope
    the problems imma faceing
    its got my heart’a’racing
    like an animal caged in
    we gotta make a change in
    followed by gods grace
    so hows this interpred
    am i an evil serpent
    under some turbulence
    i dont know
    but people just dont understand
    we alll got some demons inside of our head

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  • Drew
    August 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    What kinda motto can keep me goin?
    Maybe I’ll hit the lotto to get out of the auto shop and start growin,
    The rain’s still pourin and the heat that follows is scorchin but I can sting that shit like a scorpion,
    Papa bear won’t lure me in to endure his fucked up porridge,
    Check out the way I escaped the world to evade every fucking relay and painted my new self portrait,
    It’s kinda cliche but to this I say F -u-c-k.
    Get out my mind let me go,
    Fuck a bro fuck a hoe fuck a friend fuck a foe cuz I don’t need em no mo’
    I close that do’ and out I got hittin that road because my courage said so.
    I know that shit sounds a little weird,
    But you don’t need to all me a queer cuz I’m gettin outta here oh no.
    I need to move,
    A got a clue it ain’t from you it says “drew you needa stay true”.
    I guess that’s all I can prove to have some evidential proof of my prophecys’ odyssey and glue the parts back together with glue.
    Do I dare estimate how long I’ll levitate over to the bottle of Jack Daniels before excavate,
    I need to dedicate more time to predicate my proclamation exclamation point safe?
    What do I replicate that won’t decimate or devastate,
    Let’s just delicate things before I hesitate and make a mistake that will accidentally detonate this whole desolate.
    I need to regulate what’s been prescribed to how I medicate myself,
    And how I domesticate my feelings without needing to ventilate my minds’ wanting to necessitate, separate and segregate,
    I think I need to take things down a notch and meditate,
    Penetrate my evil sides’ heart and investigate,
    What makes me so angry to want to celebrate at the decimating factually fucked up federal gage,
    Open up that electroplate and open that gate that enslaves the hate so it doesn’t escape,
    Fuck it this time I’m going to exterminate this like it’s a termite without any eggs so here I’ll end it and indicate,
    Don’t back down from a fight,
    Just precipitate the storm and you’ll grab the fear,
    A tornado of good generates and brings down the hate,
    It’s getting late with this all on my plate,
    I’m putting this to a stop in park with my brakes.

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  • JSkills
    July 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    It’s like,

    I think about this shit every single day,
    Wherever I go or come,
    How can I forget it’s with I all the fuckin way,
    Like to A to B and then back and then some,
    Someone’s gonna pay,
    Gotta pay like helpless prey,
    Can’t take this no longer,
    Not another day,
    U knock me down but look now I’m up like okaaay?!

    Can’t take this shit no more,
    Why can’t it be just like before,
    Whys it stayin like this for?
    Oh yeah cos it’s my fault,
    Yeah I forgot, sorry just had a lil mind detour,

    Fuck man this ain’t me this is you!
    How the actual fuck is this shit meant to be me?
    How bout ur face meets my favoured right knee?
    Fuck man can’t even watch da tv,
    Without gettin ever criticised,
    For those supposedly alleged lies,
    That ain’t even lies,
    Like this shit is normal,
    Just like the way kids play kites!
    This shit is gone way past my thighs,
    Shits up to my neck!
    Just like Father Jack says feck oh feck!
    Na I say mumma needs anuva 20 deck,
    Cos she’s got all that stress,
    Bitch what stress?
    Don’t make me laugh, silly bitch give it a rest,
    C’mon that’s gotta be a joke or maybe some sort of test?
    U haven’t got stress,
    Doubt u know the meanin if the word anymore,
    I stress the word any more cos yeah,
    U did carry me for nine months when u was just sixteen,
    But that’s all gone now so don’t act like ur slate is clean nor pristine,

    No,
    Ye just think it’ll go away from u and on to me,
    It won’t blow over, soon everybody’s gonna see,
    See how much thee escapee means to me,
    Keep doin my thing like pathin the way,
    I’ll just stay outta the way,
    I’ll kiss ur ass if I have to,
    Do I have to?
    Man that’ll be hard cos I ain’t got any respect for u two,
    But I can’t take no more,
    I’ll do what I gotta do,

    Man this ain’t normal,
    Keep me locked up inside soon it’ll get all paranormal,
    What I got?
    Nothin so bitch get popped, topped then dropped,
    Man this ain’t cool and it definitely ain’t hot!
    Fuckin with me is like fuckin with 400k watt,
    Yet still I ain’t got nuffin not even a door with a lock,
    Not even a door!
    Man we ain’t that mutha fuckin poor,
    Come at me I’ll lay ur ass down to mutha fuckin floor!
    U all got doors just not me whom definition is bore,
    Whom just can’t take this shit no more,

    See I’ve been on that cloud,
    Cloud numba nine,
    But it’s been sometime,
    Since I was last at the cloud of fine,
    Since I’ve felt so inclined,
    To be like fuck da world,
    Let her come to town,
    Expected people to bow the fuck down cos JSkills was around,
    Thought I was worthy of some special crown,
    Which I’d wear real proud,
    But some 3years ago, things changed for the worse,
    Since there have been such violent out bursts,
    Sometimes I’m left to say surely I’m cursed,

    It ain’t nice,
    Want it to stop,
    Let me have my freedom,
    And my respect,
    Is that too much to ask?
    Or is it to big a task?
    Cmon bitch get of ur fat ass and think fast,

    I can’t take no more!

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  • July 31, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I’m so misunderstood
    I’m not sure why we play games
    Circular motion
    why can’t you like it like I do
    we are a notion
    there was never any devotion on your side baby
    I put everything aside for this
    put away all my defenses
    tore down my fence
    you built a wall
    you make no sense
    hence the dumb look on your face
    Wen I said I can’t do this I’m not faded I had you so convinced
    I was crawling back like always
    I’ve been trying so hard to kill myself ever since
    I’m at the ens
    I couldn’t if I tried again
    you’ll never see me again
    So with this pen
    I’m creating what I’m mouth can’t
    burn this hated plant
    Jus bc i can
    And let these girls dance
    I’d love to have you here doing this w/ me
    All these niggas wishin they could be me
    So many girls the doc comin to see me
    Ear nibble
    Arched back
    hair pull
    Tell me you like that
    Don’t play games baby call back
    You anit seen but
    I do have stacks
    And niggas that have my back
    White boys too with the macs
    I’m out the game for you
    You fucking walking all over me like shoes
    Fuck this I’m threw
    Back to the old ways
    I’m done w the crew
    they Fuck my girls
    and say it anit true
    I just went and withdrew enough to live off of for a year
    Or two
    This shit I’m droppin right now is way overdue

    – HoustonMaCC

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  • Anonymous
    July 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I’m 16..good rapper..and I want to get noticed help anyone

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    • PSmooth
      PSmooth
      July 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Drop some bars right here.

      Reply

      • jay-erah
        July 31, 2014 at 2:00 am

        All these rappers makin paper got my mind all heated
        find a way to be calm
        another day to repeat it
        Wanna diss me n my dream
        Its irrelevant n unneeded
        U wanna do the same i did
        but without u repeatin
        so shut up now boy
        real brotha be speakin
        Ill always question the odds
        n stare face to believin
        cuz when u believe in
        u pass dash the struggle n weakin instead killin cell oh well’
        gettin high every weekend
        This goes to all the rappers
        who was starvin now eatin
        one day i will take the crown
        In the thrown I be seatin -JayErah

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      • October 23, 2014 at 6:43 am

        Get at me on Instagram ima rapper and I’m 16 I think you will like my music

        Reply

    • July 31, 2014 at 3:52 am

      Yeah let’s hear it man

      Reply

  • July 24, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I’ve been rapping since 1984 and never took it serious until 1992. It’s a tough business. I’m disabled and still giving it my best—- because I like it. All I can say is love what you are doing. You don’t need a gold record to be a rapper just like you don’t need a Super Bowl ring to be a football player. Just enjoy what you are doing and not worry about trying to make it BIG.

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  • you don't know me
    July 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Hi I’m just so happen to know that i’m the best that there ever was and the best there ever will be. I don’t think this is the case I know it for a fact. Every single time I have written anything in my life people have wept if I decided to share it which has been extremely rare. I’ve decided to start researching how to get a foot hold and I realize that i’d be 1 in like 2 million people saying they are good ha ha. I’m not good I’m the fucking best I swear to god. I have no image and nothing out yet on youtube or anywhere else because I have very little desire to share anything with anybody at all. If I ever did I’d expect to get paid royally because I just know I’m that good. If I bothered to say it I’d get a million hits for sure promoted or not because I am just that good. I am not totally sure that I’d want to say my lyrics myself or if I’d rather have somebody else say them, perhaps somebody with a USP already established. In my view this field is in extremely bad need of somebody new and unfuckingbelievebly good, and I promise this will be my first and only post here or anywhere else forever. I’ll be straight about what I’m looking for, I want 1 beat 1 time that I would write lyrics too, and a way to verify that it’s not from some ripoff idiot. I want to know that if it’s incredible that I’ll then have the attention of a person who matters. If your a person who is involved in a studio and you read this and don’t take action then you should really be fired, give me 1 beat and a week to replay with my lyrics to it or your an idiot… good day. I will check back in a couple days to see if somebody posted a comment about this maybe. If not then have a good time not making a shit pile of money. peace

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  • July 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I think the hardest part is trying to balance the creative side versus the business/promotion side of it. All I ever wanna do is write new material/make new beats, but I never take the proper time to promote any of the stuff I create.

    So with that said, check me out.

    http://www.soundcloud.com/alleaseverything
    http://www.alleaseverything.com

    Always looking to connect and collaborate with other dope, like minded artists and producers.

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  • Solo Fame Reject
    July 11, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Im interested in collabing or taking up some new rappers for a group im from south carolina but you dont need to be here https://soundcloud.com/solo-da-demios-casanova / im just now getting studio time but check me out

    Reply

    • bobby legg
      July 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      im a good rapper 2 i like to rap wit you sometime

      Reply

    • Riley Krantz
      July 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Check me out on Facebook my name is Riley Krantz I’m the blonde dude with the white shirt I can rap and I’m looking to get a little notice so hmu and I live in sc

      Reply

  • Rue Ryuzaki
    July 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Talented 17 year old rapper. Original. Anyone wants to share music email me at beyondxbirthday2015@gmail.com

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  • Rue Ryuzaki
    July 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Talented 17 year old rapper. Original. Anyone wants to share music email me at beyondxbirthday2015@gmail.com

    Reply

  • Anonymous
    July 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

    FMOT @_obey_dre

    FMOI @_kvngdan

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  • Big z
    July 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I think I got a great song but I just don’t know how to get it to be herd. I can’t record it cuZ I don’t have a studio and idk what to do. Can anyone help me?

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  • Emcee Deflect
    June 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

    If anyone here is from the age of 14-18 can you please contact me so we can make a rap group and turn out hell good yeah?

    Reply

  • Anonymous
    June 26, 2014 at 4:01 am

    SOundCloud/ JuicyJake_10

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  • Public Enemy
    June 21, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I also wrote this 3 days after i got charged with break & enter….Please give feedback!….Btw “mattyB” Is my friend that also got arrested with me!….

    I ran away, no longer can I stay
    Mommas hate, aint feelin to great
    Getting pushed away, right out the front door
    Fuck this shit, cant take it no more
    Havent showered in a week, haven’t eaten for a day
    Feelin like shit, What more can I say?
    Only 14 years, and still escaping the law
    Im about to tell a story bout what a bitch saw….
    Roamin the streets about quarter to one
    I say to mattyB, yo lets have some fun!
    Break and enter? Damn that’s a dope idea
    Better lock your doors cuz were coming for real!
    Were walking down the road and we pick out a house
    No car in the driveway, its as quiet as a mouse
    Now im thinking theyre at some fucking summer lodge
    But little did I know they got the car in the garage…
    We knock on the door makin sure no one is home
    Still no answer….lets just fuckin go
    Now were walking to the back and we open the door
    She keeps it unlocked…stupid fuckin whore….
    We get in the garage and we see something sketchy
    A little silver car, fuck this bitch gonna catch me,
    Before I get caught im finna go out with a bang
    So I car hop the bitch, and I snag some change
    Now were walkin out the garage and I look in the kitchen
    Wouldn’t you know it? the old lady bitch started sketchin,
    She turned on the lights, and looked straight at my face
    Im like damn, my hearts really starting to race…
    I turn to MattyB and say “we got to go”
    The old lady bitch is walking straight for the door
    So we turn around, and we start to run
    Im thinkin fuck, now im not having as much fun…
    About 2 blocks away im feelin really bored
    So I say to myself, we should fuck with more whores
    I turn to mattyB and say “you wanna hit another house?”
    I spot out a house, that ones as quiet as a mouse
    We do the same routine, and we knock on the door
    10 seconds later, and another 10 more
    Still no answer, so we go to the back…
    Better listen up…this next part was whack
    The door was locked so MattyB said kick it
    I ran at that shit, fuck this shits a mission
    I ran at the door and tried to kick it open
    I bounced right off, but now their door is broken…
    Now im thinkin, fuck we need a new strategy
    Well theres a ladder over there, and a window above that tree
    As were walking towards the ladder im feeling light on my feet
    Im thinkin where he fucks my backpack? This just became heat…
    Now im retracing my steps, im feelin sweaty and hot
    Realizing where my bag is, im thinkin fuck im caught….
    Right before, I carhopped that old lady bitch
    I put my bag down, and didn’t think twice about it…
    Now me and MattyB are walking back to the crime
    We see two cruisers pullin up, im thinkin fuckin jail time
    So now to make things short, I got 12 charges against me
    My lawyers a fucking idiot….so i can look forward to juvie

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  • Public Enemy
    June 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Tell me what you think, and give tips & advise!

    Make believe, its just a madeup scene..
    Making thoughts for the young ones, imagining
    About a better life for their rapping theme!
    Creatin better thoughts for their rapping king!
    Steez makes me see my future 10x brightly
    He killed him off, now he rappin to the angels
    About the fallin stars, with them fancy cars…
    A world without steez is a world we did not see
    Inspiring the kids, puffin on that herb tree
    Reppin That O.G.D
    Makin thoughts come to life with a bitch ass hoe tryin to make me wife
    Like no, i aint commitin to this bitch that is smitten
    Tryin to hop on my dick, she like a love sick kitten
    Stupid ass ex, you aint worth my time hoe, now im onto the next bitch that’ll give a better blow
    Gettin side tracked off the ball, rappin bout my shitty life ridin off the fuckin wall
    I aint talkin bout that shit, cuz this makes me wanna brawl
    All those fucking queer ass goofs tellin me im to small
    Tellin me they’ll drop me in a second cuz this nigga too tall….
    An inspirational one missed by the beastcoast themselves
    We got a fucked up world, with methheads bouncin off the shelves
    Makin me think of a world, where suicide aint an option
    But were all livin in a world where it happens too often…

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  • Anonymous
    June 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    i have a question. Im 15 and i wanna get into fame. I know my style and everythng. How can i take a shot?

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  • dmarco cantrell
    June 10, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Im 14 and from Fayetteville TN and me and some friends rap any tips?

    I rep my crew
    Better hope we aint hunting you
    Cuz if we are better go home to your family.
    Say your “i love yous” say your “goodbyes”
    Cuz when we find we’ll shoot you between the fuckin eyes
    We are ruthless like a tiger
    Cooking shit up like MacGyver
    Got yo bitch wet better put her in the dryer
    I only smoke to get higher
    Fayetteville so fucking country the closest thing we got to a club is a bonfire
    Rhymes are sick
    These other niggaz are no different than stopped up toilet
    Cuz they so full of shit

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    • dmarco cantrell
      June 10, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Im 14 and from Fayetteville TN and me and some friends rap any tips?

      I rep my crew
      Better hope we aint hunting you
      Cuz if we are better go home to your family.
      Say your “i love yous” say your “goodbyes”
      Cuz when we find we’ll shoot you between the fuckin eyes
      We are ruthless like a tiger
      Cooking shit up like MacGyver
      I only smoke to get higher
      Fayetteville so fucking country the closest thing we got to a club is a bonfire
      Rhymes are sick
      These other niggaz are no different than stopped up toilet
      Cuz they so full of shit

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      • SlipperyD3V1L
        June 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        From Salt Lake, i spray it.
        Fayetteville may be great, but I’ll still slay it
        If you in my way then getcho bills paid.

        In debt,
        Bounce like a check,
        No pay day, mayday,
        Your chopper got wrecked

        Black Hawk down,
        Talk o’ the town,
        Caused a ruckus with his substance
        Then he slaughtered the clowns.

        Shruggin off blows from juggalos
        Cant even make a cap stick,
        This chap’s schtick is sick of

        Muggin’ by faygo lovin motherfuckers.
        Can’t even fuck a mother.
        Wanna spill blood,
        Then cuz, better drop a stack of pap sloughs

        Its black magick I attack with.
        Dont need a gun to run down
        And pound into the ground

        Loudmouths with not a claim to mount.
        Call you out,
        Then scout, not worried about

        The level o’ skills displayed,
        The Devil, i ain’t afraid,
        I’m a killer, thrillin with the skills I’ve built.

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  • Ezickstar
    June 1, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I know am a good rapper but when ever am on the mic I lost my confidence…….please advise me what am gonna do to be bold

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  • Grim Hazy
    May 27, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Ok I live in montery bay, I’m only  but ican rap perfectly….. But that’s to songs already made I can’t seem to be able to create songs without them sound like crap please help

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  • joey
    May 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    i am 15 and i hace a rap group (cctnt) and we are trying to get our name out ther we have only 4 members gauge(dabeast) carlos (creezy) me (sketchy clip) and franklin ( black blade) we are realy trying to get disscoverd i live in tamp fl just wanna get out of the crappy life and make it big

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  • Ay_P
    May 23, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Rap influences me mentally and physically, Lyrically I’m involved in every story someone has to give. The only difference is no one is involved with mine, I only want a chance to be exactly what I set out to be. I want to be able to show the world what I have in store, I’m 18 almost 19 but basically I dream to hard or is what it seems like anymore…

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  • Young cbreezy
    May 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I’m young cbreezy rapper from Florida contact my email cbreezy820@gmail.com for cheap features if you want to be noticed around the Florida area

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  • Im cody A.K.A Blueprint
    May 19, 2014 at 9:07 am

    im 16 iv been rapping since i was 10 i live in ruby sc in the country and you can barely find someone who even listens to rap around here but iv always had a passion for it i think i have the skill i mostly rap about real life things like hard times people have to go thru then i say its bull shit and im sick of it but im on here for the slight possibility someone has a connection that will give me a shot cus if the chance is givein i know i can make it and set the world on fire

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    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Get yourself to london or a place that offers studio time, get some good beats going and make some CDs, sell them on the street or on the internet, set up a youtube channel and follow the advice above

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  • t boy
    May 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    i love ur website a lot i am 20 from cameroon we speak english and french so i rap in both languages and i have been practicing underground for 3 years since i entered the university now ive graduated and i want to take the music more serious but i dont know if i am ready so how can one know he is ready to step out if u have been practicing for sometime?

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  • May 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Soundcloud.com/Clyde-reynoldz

    Reply

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Eyy I go hard as hell fuck the rap game just send me beats rkaabad@gmail.com

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  • steady
    May 7, 2014 at 5:40 am

    i love rap music with a passion… i can freestyle great & write lyrics.. i just don’t know how to start my dream… i dont know how to produce or record a song….

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  • April 27, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I’m a 17 year old rapper. I was born and raised in simpsonville sc. I’ve had I really rough life, but my music gives me strength. I really want to make it, so hopefully I will

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    • Anonymous
      May 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Shit I what to be a rapper to and it makes have strength my name is jesse and I’m 14 teen

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    • May 21, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Aye its me jesse, just wanna say that I’m gettin better each day and that I got some shit comin. To all my fellow rappers go out there and get it, and don’t give a fuck what people tell you. If got talent and confidence you’ll make it. And that’s tha fuckin truth. I see y’all on the stages

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  • Krow
    April 22, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I’m a 19 yr old rapper in Atlanta, Ga. I charge $200 a verse. If you want a song that could get you more noticed hit me up. My website is currently down but you can contact me via gmail: wewantkrow@gmail.com

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  • Anonymous
    April 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Eclipse the Enlightening, check him out on soundcloud.com , he also makes beats. ETE Productions

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  • CharliePrince
    April 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Been using a lot of advice from this site to try and start my career. Dropped my first mixtape http://www.datpiff.com/Charlie-Prince-Incredible-mixtape.601015.html check it out if you get a chance (shameless plug).

    The biggest piece of advice I wish I could follow would be the use of a professional studio but there aren’t many good studios around here, the closest I can go is 2 hours away so I’ve had to do all engineering myself along with attempting to become a better write and recording artist.

    How often do you all write?

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  • lil-j
    April 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hello everyone I am a new beginner in rap and in my country (india) there is very low awareness of rap so plz help me out how can I become a good rapper and what I do to begin my rap carrier. You can write me at- pradeep4580@gmail.com

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  • lil-j
    April 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Hiii I am new beginner in rap kindly help me out how can I become a good rapper because in my country there is very low awareness of rap plz help me out…you can write me at – pradeep4580@gmail.com

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  • kenyada
    March 30, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    My son is a excellent rapper. His name is john the don. I’m trying to get his career started. He can rap to anything. I told him a rapper should not have to curse to make good music. Can you please look on YouTube at his videos. Tell me what you think and how can I get him started. Thank you

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    • Grim
      April 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      I’ll be sure to check yo kid out, if he’s good I may give him a shout out, know what I’m talking about? Yo I’ll drop the mic cus I’m now out!

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      • Jojo
        April 13, 2014 at 4:55 am

        It’s jo2x you can find me on YouTube I make beats , an artist, and I edit my music videos . I’m only 14 I’m taki g this really serious . Check me out and ease give me advise

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  • r.a.p
    March 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Very goooooood site i have been listening to eminen and pirbull a lot and have even started to write my own rap my rap is very much similar to eminen rap style i was wondering if you could check my lyrics out and could guide me to correct my mistakes in it thanks alot…..u guyzz gave lot of info

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    • Grim
      April 6, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Sounds legit, I may check them lyrics out in a bit, but when you write lyrics make sure that you spit, each and every thought out of your mind, deep from all your feelings lying deep inside.

      Reply

  • Jerry Jr
    March 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I have a rap where do I send it to

    Reply

  • R.E.F
    March 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    http://www.reverbnation.com/refmusictherealone?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav please view and opinions would be rather helpful I appreciate it! – R.E.F

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    • Grim
      April 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      I’ll view and give you a good opinion, cus I’m sure your rappins good, cus I got a good intuition, keep flowing with this stuff if that’s your decision, hope you do well with this stuff treat it like its your mission.

      Reply

  • MrMoneyMann414
    March 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Wuz Gud Bro. I Do Music Also. But I us Don’t Understand The Publishing Papers-Situation. Help Me Out If You Can Do So. But Get At Me If You Can at damontebutler@gmail.com & I’m Also A Kendrick Lamar Mixed With A Kanye West Flo Type Person FaReal FaReal.

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    • Grim
      April 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      If this guy can’t help you out and give you the information that you need, then just take a minute and listen to me, someone on this site is bound to know, if their not willing to show, why don’t you go, search on the web, you never know what to expect, I’m trying to help an I want you to know you’ve got my respect.

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  • Tempestuous-sin
    March 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Hey, awesome website thanks alot for all your hardwork you put in to such a great site.
    My question is I don’t really grasp the whole vowels on beats and stressed syllables etc, and the pre writing of flows and schemes. Can you help? Did biggie, nas , big l etc all pre plan there flows or just do what sounded good? i struggle with finding ways of flowing better especially trying to write, think of bars and place them on beats etc, seems so confusing. and do i count syllables etc. im from uk and uk rap is not as fluent which means we must be doing something wrong, but the fundamentals must surely have to remain the same? please help.

    a couple of my linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udk6wkyKiDk
    http://www.soundcloud.com/tempestuoussin

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    • March 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Hi there. Let me address your issues one by one.

      1. Placing a vowel on each beat is necessary for ensuring that your flow is accurate and fits with the specific instrumental.
      -All you do is localize the 4 beats and then place words directly on them.

      2. Creating a flow skeleton, prior to writing lyrics is a strictly personal preference. Some people choose to write their lyrics as they go along, like 2Pac and Jay-Z, while others(Like Snoop Dogg) prefer to have a skeleton ready and then fill it up with words.
      -Whatever you’re feeling more comfortable with, should be your choice.

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  • CHUYthepro
    March 8, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Im 13 and im going to audition in April how can I make my rapping better?

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    • CHUYthepro
      March 8, 2014 at 5:37 am

      Also how can I get famous or like getting recognize do you think the audition will help???

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      • March 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        You’re in it for the wrong reasons.

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        • Grim
          April 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm

          Rappin isn’t about fame, its about expressing yourself in a poetic way, someday, I hope I can talk about all my pain,and how it drove me to edge and nearly made me go insane, and how I came to gain, my inner self again, its something I want to be able to explain, through rap because to me its a passion of art, its a way in which my voice can be a light in the dark.

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    • March 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Learn how to count the 4 beats and place a vowel on each of them. Put your rhymes on the 4th bar. Once you make this sound nice, play with the place of the rhyme. Try to say something clever and you’ll be good to go.

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    • Grim
      April 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Make sure to expand your vocabulary, and be real imaginary, try thinking of words that rhyme, carefully place each word and line, make sure it kinda tells a story, not just of the good but of the bad all the falls and the glory, take it all straight from the mind and the heart treat your rappin like its a form of art, flow with the beat nice an smooth, when under pressure just keep yo cool, keep praticting and working at it, don’t piece together a pile of shit, look for inspiration that’s a good start, keep slowly climbin to the top of the chart, be cunning and clever cus you gotta be smart don’t move to fast just be slick like a dart.

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    • Anonymous
      April 16, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Can i rap with u because your 13 and I’m 14

      Reply

    • Anonymous
      May 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      make sure your voice correct OK

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  • GUWALLA
    March 6, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I want some feed back bro. Anything will do. I just wrote that rap within a few minutes. I like to write punchlines and wat not. Sup man u got any feed back for me or anything useful.

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  • GUWALLA
    March 6, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I’m oj to this hustle I’m killin this bitch,
    I’m like a backed up toilet I ain’t takin no shit,
    cut off ya air supplies now u a smurf in this bitch,
    like a sunami to this niggas ima wipe em out quick,
    most these niggas some actors choppa shoot em a clip,
    treat these niggas like hoes let the gun get some lips,
    tony hawk to my grind all I do is make flips,
    ima stay in this hustle like corn in the shit,
    I was bred in these streets while u pretend u leggit,
    smoke these niggas souls like a pliff gettin lite;
    top chief to the hustle got that premium whip,
    yea this life been a gamble so im after them chips,
    ima artist with the pistol draw ya blood on the strip,
    call my pistol my bayb she stay close to my hip,
    most these women like waitress cuz they all on my tip,
    homie this hustle sweet or sour yet still i take a dip,
    yea my flow on micheal myers straight killin this lite,
    evry verse that i speak is like mace wen it spit,
    im the truth in the game n most yall dudes copy writ,
    alot dudes claim the hood but i was raised leggit,
    and my style so dope like it was made from a bricks,
    u can jus call me the doc got prescipt fo they fix,
    got guns like tampons i get blood out u bitch,
    im just so dope at this game u jus bad water whip

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    • Grim
      April 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Not bad now how about this: Yo my name is grim cus that’s how I look in the face, all the pain in life has almost driven me insane, someone I love so much died and now I feel so out of touch, I want them back so bad, im being driven mad, I wanna make them proud, nobody would listen to me but they’ll sure as hell listen now.

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      • Anonymous
        June 20, 2014 at 7:33 am

        If I can say sir in a professional point of view that would never make it it’s not good enough the people want to hear specific stuff now a days if you don’t sound good in the first 6 seconds they automatically lose interest in you you gotta be able to grab your audience attention along while putting your heart and passion into what you say and do this is more than just a a rap it’s business you gotta be able to provide to the people what they want what’s trending style publicity if you start your career you have to make yourself a public figure to boost your rates to make people interested in listening to you they will say oh he has style he has swag his attitude looks confident and cool

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  • February 25, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Hey man This is helping alot!! I been rapping since i was 13.. and im in the same boat i was in since then. im now 22 and ive gotten better. this will maybe help.. is there a way we could do some one on one help? like to better me as an up and coming artist?

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  • February 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

    i need some people to join in my crew its called fresh gang if anyones intrested to help reply

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  • javier
    February 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Yo check out my channel tell me what you think and feedback

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  • February 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Hey man, I dig this article alot, it was eye opening and a good read. thanks for posting. Heres a link to my first video, im barely known and dont have money for marketing really. With that being said, do you have any advice on marketing strategies for a rapper with my style? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Upfwa42MRU

    Thanks Again
    Cella

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  • Adnan Baig
    January 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Heyyo! Thanks a lot for the advice dude, you’re really doing a good job, really appreciate it.
    See, I’ve been writing/rapping for 2-3 years now, I’m 17 at the moment. I was raised in Dubai but 4 years back we had to come to India. now here there’s no future I can see for Hip hop/rap. Now I don’t want to go around covering up other artists so I write/rap my own songs, I wrote more than 70 by now. later, I started making my own beats, which are amateur to keep everything as original as possible. Here, there aren’t so many studios but I managed to find one and did my song there and uploaded it on YouTube and pozeproductions.com, guys at poze basically give exposure to unsigned artist by playing their music on their local radio..but nothing really seems to work much…I manage to record music at home somehow (which is not up to the standard)….so help me out dude, I failed in class twice cause of this…I wanna be sure of the path I’m heading towards….so many songs I have no idea what ti do with….

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  • January 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Hey bro I love your site and what you are doing. I released an EP in July it was my first time recording. I wish I would have came across your site before I did. Anyway, I am taking all of the advice you have put on this entire site and putting it into use for my new EP. I want to know if I can send you my old one for you opinion?

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  • January 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

    hey my name is jdam i am 19 years old ive been writing music since four years old and ive gain a good fan base on souncloud and instagram but not youtube could you give me any tips on my music and for the music industry

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  • Anonymous
    January 2, 2014 at 11:02 am

    hey man my name is jdam ive been rapping since four years old i think i am a great rapper.what u think?? http://youtu.be/U4cyYi-IzfY

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  • Jacob
    January 2, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Hey man alright this website helped out a lot. You have some really great advice. Could you help me out? I’m gonna record some shit to youtube but don’t know what to get to record. Do you have anything that you could recommend? I’m 15 and live just outside of Houston. I have someone that I know that can make the instrumentals. He’s got high quality dj sets. So what could I use to record my voice?

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  • December 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    This really is a great article. My son is a 18 year old new artist and we could really use your advice. While I was completely against his career choice, my mind was instantly changed when I heard his first track, he has something special. I spend most of my time using my SEO skills to build a REAL fan base for him and do my best to manage him within social media. I like your advice about the 1 song with 1000 views vs saturation. That really turned some light bulbs on for me. I take full advantage of fb, google+, twitter, instagram, and his own website to introduce him to the world and actually interact with the community. But I feel like I’m missing something. A key element somewhere. What is the next step? If you could listen to his music and give any advice as to the direction in which we should go it would be greatly appreciated. website: http://www.VonteMusic.com/music Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lavontewebb Thanks in advance and have a blessed Holiday!

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    • December 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I heard him. He’s extraordinary. The thing which should be done right now is aggregate more exposure. Try to put all of your connections to use and find rappers he could collaborate with. This is the easiest and simplest way to enter the picture. They have a fan base already. All you do is introducing your artist to their fan base, capture a few fans, then move to the next collab artist and capture a bit of his fans as well.

      Once you get enough fans captured from other artists, by collaborating with them, start releasing your own records and hope they’re good enough to get shared.

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      • December 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm

        Thanks so much for the reply. I had a different outlook on collabs but you’re right, gaining from their fanbase is a smart move. Thanks for complimenting his work also, his mixtape will be released next month and we’re very excited to get the momentum going.

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    • The Inventor
      December 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      This guy Vonte has a good flow.

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  • jd
    December 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I’ve been writing an recording for a long time, im 22 i started when i was around 15 or so. Since then i have put a team together a trio. Lately i have been really thinking of getting out of the box per say. For the longest time we were just getting instrumentals an making mix-tape tracks, nothing really to make our own lane. Currently were working on putting together a strong single to really promo. But, i don’t know where to start, “legally”. I have an ideal solid team name, brand, and logo. I’ve put a lot of thought into all of this artistry/businessman. The problem is i don’t want to release anything under that name cause i don’t own it and i know how shady the “bizz” can be. How do i attain the ownership? I’m making my own beats and doing home recording. I basically want to know as an independent artist what are the legal grounds for owning my material such as publishing rights/copyrights brands, trademarks logos, things of that nature? I have done a lot of research an those seem to be the things that stay behind the scenes. I’m looking at artist like Kid Ink right now recently signed to a major but, was on the independent grind for some time completely self made. I just want to do it right by my team. What are the proper channels that i should go through so we do it an do it right without getting screwed in the long run? I already have an idea that it’s going to cost quite a bit of money, but i want to build solid from the ground up.

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    • December 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      It’s not as difficult and complicated as you might think it is man. If you’re the one creating the instrumental, makes sure that your samples are cleared. Once your samples are cleared, you can release it without having to worry about anything. Do a research and name your trio whatever you want.

      The business is much more flexible, than it was back in the day.

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  • Royal Eric
    December 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Ha thanks dude.

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  • Royal Eric
    December 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Hey I’m 14 and my rap name is ‘Royal Eric’ and I’mma write a song about my life.
    I hope you enjoy this rap.
    ” my life” by Royal Eric

    Oh fuck fake friends that fuckin’ use you,you wonder why life confuse you and you wanted to end your life because your parents abuse you. I have to be strong, I’m strong enough to write this as a song. And I told my parents imma be with em but that’s not going to last long. When I get out of school I go with my friends just to smoke some joint, my mom warn me about fake friend but I guess she had a point. They use me like a toy and that been forever when I was a young boy. Fuck em I’m a strong army dude, i got be strong because I don’t wanna keep struggling with you.

    Rap save my life,rap save my life. I listen to it day and night.somehow it makes my life alright. Rap save my life.rap save my life.

    I just love to listen to rap, its better than listening to other crap. I turn up my song and dance with the hoes, never heard my rap we’ll clear your ear and hear it how it goes. Most bitches think I’m not the best, if you think I’m not than take a second guest. Im miss this girl that I lost forever, she got a different guy so now I can’t go out with her.you know my name? It’s Royal Eric.
    I know few of y’all will love my music.

    Rap save my life,rap save my life. I listen to it day and night.somehow it makes my life alright. Rap save my life.rap save my life.3x

    Ha I appreciate to those people that read my song. Here’s my number (765)412-9189.
    Just text me tht you like my song and Add me on Facebook ======> Abraham Bugarin. :) And I hope you could write some songs with me for fun.

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  • duece Jackson
    December 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Ay bra. You got some really good insight on how to do this thing. I have been making my own music for about ten years and feel like I have lost my direction a lil. I would like to converse with you and possibly set out a new plan for myself and show you some of my material.

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  • Anonymous
    December 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    i love to rap im just 14 and its my dream

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  • Ant. J Ro
    December 3, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Wassup, I came across your website and I just wanted to ask for some feedback and advise. I love rap and always have since diapers and I’ve been working on my craft for some years now. I’m now 18 and I feel like I’m ready to make the next moves to excell in this music industry so could you listen to one of the songs I did and give me feedback on what I should improve on such as style and quality flow etc. http://soundcloud.com/fly_yungin/can-i-live-ant-j-ro/s-vXOdQ

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  • Carlos G
    November 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Just checked this out and would like some feed back on a song i just did… really diggin this site, foreal!!
    https://soundcloud.com/carlos-guevara-9/just-one-day-official

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  • jay lee
    November 14, 2013 at 7:40 am

    thank u for the tips am gonna use em very well to become a female rapper

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  • hayze828
    November 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    very informative and inspiring. im looking for any feedback positive or negative all is appreciated just listen when you get a chance and let me know what you think, thanks!!!!

    https://soundcloud.com/justin-hamoui/souls

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  • hayze828
    November 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    very informational and inspirational. id love some feeback on a song i made any insight is appreciated. THANKS!!!

    https://soundcloud.com/justin-hamoui/souls

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    • November 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      You’re ready for the public! Think of marketing now and get out there.

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      • Edward
        November 14, 2013 at 4:40 am

        Hey I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on a song I made couple months ago. Im 19 and I don’t cuss in my lyrics, Im about that positive stuff but im using my laptop as a studio. I have a software called sonar cakewalk x1 le for me to record but I suck at compressing and Eq, i just dont understand it at all lol. my youtube song is this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oxrFSpSQ44

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        • November 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

          You need to improve your flow and delivery man. Listened to 10 seconds of you rapping and closed it down. I’m talking as a neutral observer. Try focusin on improving those two aspects of your rapping and you’ll see how people start to really listen to your tracks.

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  • Dylan Trueblood
    November 2, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Hey yo let me tell you about this fucking homo I know he’s pushed me to far over the bar I’m loosing my shit so I guess it’s time I spit. I hate the way people just say shit and walk away what tje fuck do u got to say that your gay leave me alone with all this shit u spit u got nothing on me u can’t do wjat I can do u can’t get on a mic and spit this slick shit that i spit I see tje way u look at my girl u say she’s a slut and has a tiny butt and u want to lick her cunt ha that’s a nice stunt u say u want pussy but really we all know u love guy tooshy u say u like chicks when really u like to suck dicks man I’m in a grove spitting and ripping all this shit on you I’m gonna rip your ass your going to have to fix it with glue and who are u to juge me dude did it ever acur to you that might be rude? I could go on and on about how much this guy pisses me off but I’d rather just slack off and jack off so fuck it I’m done with this clown. Haha I don’t know what that was I just came up with that I got lot’s of rhymes in my head stored away that I may use another day so just check me out e-mail me back @ drtblood2@gmail.com

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  • joscelyn
    October 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks man …..I am a female and I always wanted to rap because people say I would make it in life one day with that talent…I really understand where you are coming from with this and all..so i;m gone follow your lead and take a risk at something I know i’m good at…Once again thanks for the details man I really needed them…..

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  • maxsi max
    October 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    @ admin….by what name are u registered on fb…..it wud be easier for all of us to contact u on fb for tips and improvising….do share d link

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    • October 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      I believe that the current arrangement serves all of us well. The help that is given is public and since many people have similar problems, they can find a solution to their troubles, from the questions of others.

      Thank you for the suggestion though. I appreciate the fact that you’re finding the information that is being provided here helpful enough.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Ive been in the game now for years and I couldnt agree more with you. This article made me wish you were sitting next to me so I could pick your brain. After seeing you listened to the other guy’s song Im going to leave my song link at the end in hopes that you can further help me in my career. Im good man, its undeniable by anyone that listens whether they like me or not they will still admit Im good. I dont have a style yet and thats my problem and I cant stand the vanity and “money manipulation” that you speak about but I got into this game to make it and get paid, and Im not. Ive done all the leg work and work in my career and I mix and master my own songs as I am the 3rd best engineer in Houston. I feel lame having to promote myself like you describe. Ive been through alot but Im feeling lost at this point. I always felt like I would have people in my corner for things like: clothing, video production, promotion, branding, etc. I dont know what to do next man I need your help and I know this is what Im supposed to do. Ive been hit up by several labels, but its like they would rather have the star first and then the music–even if it isnt that good. People act like rappers/artists are stars before their music. Im going to read the other article about the rapping style and leave my links, hope you hear it. Signed sincerely yours, your biggest fan, this is stan lol jk. http://www.reverbnation.com/shergie “Lovely Day” is my radio song. Here is my most seen video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFG0zcbMsgE

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    • October 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Man, I just heard your song and I too can say that you’ve done all the work necessary, as far as your rapping skills go. You can rap and by that I mean that you’re ready to go public.

      Now since we got that out of the way, your biggest aim right now is “How do I get more people to hear me”?

      This is what you should be focusing on. First thing you need to make sure is that you have an incredible product. Think of it as a campaign to get you out there.

      Having an incredible, unique and attention grabbing content is the first and most important rule. Spend time thinking of the videos that haven’t been done. Spend time thinking of the content that hasn’t been talked about, but has a bubbling number of people, who really want to hear someone talk about it.

      MAKE AN INCREDIBLE, OUT OF THE ORDINARY PRODUCT.

      Once you have it, guarantee your critical mass. By that I mean, guarantee that you have a pool of people, that you can show your music to. For example, start a facebook group, where people can share their song. Get members, once it hits the thousands, you can post your song and it will stay on the first page forever.

      Try to get connections. Who do you know that can share his pool of people with you? Who would retweet your link? Who is the social player that can share your shit and introduce you to his fans/friends/followers.

      Or, you can try and do a feat with someone better known than you. You spit a crazy verse, now some of his listeners will pay attention to you and become interested what else you got.

      There are maany ways.. However, the basics are:
      1. Out of the ordinary product.
      2. Having the Initial Critical Mass

      Hope that helps.

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  • k.ray
    September 15, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I’m 14 years old I’m a beast and ready I just don’t have anywhere to record…. How do I find somwhere?

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  • Nakfa
    September 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Hey! My name is Nakfa Atsemet a 15 year old girl from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Which is like the hip hop capital! I’ve been rapping for about 2 years, but started putting up online about this early this year. Can you help me out on what I should be doing to get my music out there? Here’s a link: https://soundcloud.com/nakfa-atsemet. Also can get me at facebook, reverbnation, and twitter. Thank you very much!

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  • John
    September 14, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I’m new to rapping but been listening to it my whole life I’m working on my first rap to put on YouTube but I need a place to start…help me out

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    • September 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Your question is too broad man. It’s like my asking you, I want to create a website, help me out. There are plenty of tutorials and tips that you can check out over here. Free lessons, exercises and everything. You need to figure out what you want to learn and then look for it.

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  • nicole
    September 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    i been rapping all my life making music all types of ways. but i talk about my life and how thiings are . I talk about real shit . Nothing stupid i take my time . & i use history . please contact me

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  • Fresh
    August 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Im an aspiring rapper from Louisiana i been rapping about 3 years so can you give your honest opinion about this song check it out please https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8c_pknl-ns&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    • August 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Fresh, what’s up man. Nice to see you on our site, hope you’re finding some of the stuff here useful enough. As far as your song,

      I really like what you’ve done there. First and foremost, you got a rap voice. People can see that you’ve worked on it, so that’s the first thing that made an impression on me.

      Got flow, second thing. I can see that you know how to play around with melodies and rhyme schemes. That’s some advanced stuff man, awesome!

      The only thing which I found that could be improved, was that at some points, you didn’t have enough air to finish the scheme perfectly. I mean it’s great, but it can be perfect!

      Otherwise, you’re all good to go man. Find your style of instrumentals, save up for a video, find your distribution channels and see where stuff goes from there.

      Wish you success man.

      Regards,
      RappingManual

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      • Fresh
        August 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        Thanks alot for the feedback i can definitely improve on my breathing, so do you think that’s industry standards? I have more music too

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  • Blocke
    August 19, 2013 at 2:40 am

    This site has helped me tons and is a lot of help by giving young rappers the wisdom to start of their careers. Im a average kid from South Carolina whos got big dreams of becoming what others think impossible, and i have a few raps that I I have written down. I beleive they are actually pretty sick I just need some twiking to do with my flow. The style is a mix between Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa I just need to get into the studio. Here’s an example of the beggining of one of my works and I have many more of them.

    Weed is the answer I forgot the fucking question. Time to drift down for a little smoking session. My addiction has become so dire. Kush yeah the reason men invited fire. I got them 24’s in fuckin my tires. I got that bitch wet, time to put her in the dryer.
    Weed, natures way of saying HIGH. Take a toke, inhale the smoke, and blow your fucking mind. Just keep blazing, that’s how I stay amazing, roll one and take a vacation; I stay high, just to balance out the lows. There ain’t nothing sexier than a girl blows. Beating up a show, I like to start my day with a high note.
    I love a bitch that looks like Barbie, but she gotta know how to roll like Marley.
    Weed, I’m not addicted, I’m just dedicated. Time to sit down to some medicated. My eyes so low, but my heads so high. Two tokes, always before I take a ride. I don’t drink and drive I just park it and spark it. Cops coming at my ass like I’m a target. I can’t spell enjoyable with out sitting down and enjoying a bowl. Time is an illusion, life can be confusing, but weed is the only solution. Time to smoke some pot and cause some pollution.
    l welcome criticism and any help I can get to make this dream a reality.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I think this website is informal and inspiring. There are ppl every where that have a passion for music and thats why I’m supporting my love one to the best of my ability to get his music out there. He dream, sleep music. Check him out….feedback is appreciate http://www.reverbnation.com/jgoon

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  • The Black Mammon
    July 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I’m wandering cuz I’m not rich at all I have good skills but barely know where to record and make myself known i don’t have good access to Internet or anything I just write lyrics and practice rapping I need advice please

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  • steven carney
    July 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Was wondering if you could give me your honest opinion on our track. I’m on the third verse. http://m.soundcloud.com/s-carney/ricky-woods-flow-harder-remix

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  • Fvded
    July 15, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I’m not completely new to the rap game… I understand alot… I started rapping like 4 months ago N I wanna be big… Like my homie rich homie…. I’m from Mississippi and I would love if u helped me

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  • juan
    July 5, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Hey im barely 15 and I started rappin a couple of weeks ago. I have alot of trouble finding topics to rap about. Any ideas??

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    • Shawnz
      July 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Juan their are many sub genres of rap music you should research and listen to them then if your style is compatible to the that’s your main style.There’s many genre we got hardcore rap (run-dmc, wu tang clan) political rap (public enemy, Nas, 2pac) Jazz rap (A tribe called quest, Da La Soul) and so many other genres that’s to name a few

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  • GP-R
    June 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hi man,your articles really helped me.my name is GP-R(God’s Personal Rhymer) and i’m 15.i have been rapping for 1 year The problem is i’m from India.so there no way i can promote my music from here to America.Plus i don’t want my youtube views to be like 100.so can you somehow help me to get in the game.if you want i can post my lyrics so you can see my skills.i got that big pun type of flow.please reply soon man.

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    • June 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

      It’s not easy joining the big boys club, when it comes to rap man. You need to figure out a plan, which is suitable for your case and your case only.

      You’re from India, so you probably have an accent? The only way, I can think of right now, for you to become successful, is to use some of the preconceived notions that the rest of the world has about India-if you want to break into the world market.

      Use the Indian in you, as your advantage. Make them smile, make them laugh. If on the other hand, you’re not that kind of a rapper, you should think of making it in the local scene, with some serious content. Start locally and grow from there.

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      • GP-R
        June 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

        Thanks for your reply man.the thing is i can make someone laugh,and can make them piss their pants at the next rhyme,the thing is all the rappers in India rap in our Hindi language.there is no one who raps in english man.so there’s hardly anyone who can understand my metaphors,punchlines etc..(and there’s another rare and unique thing bout me is that i stutter.(but i don’t stutter when i rap though) the only way i can share my songs is youtube man.suggest me something about how to get more views and stuff…

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        • harry
          August 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

          i am from india too and i am working hard to become a rapper . i think we can help each other. what do you think ?

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        • October 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

          Hey GP-R…I too Belong to India…And i Agree To Wot U Said About The English Rap In INDIA…I Too Write Youth oriented Rap Songs…Posted Couple Of Dem On YouTube…It Generated Only Around 300 Views…Lets Meet On Email Or FB And Help Each Other Out…Maybe We Can Rap AND Rock Together….U Can See One OF My Song here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN4BOmLZJjY ….I Dont Hav Any Idea About Music So Recorded This As A Trial@ Home…I wud Suggest To Just Concentrate On The Lyrics Part and also i hav Raped A lil Slower Too Match The Music….Do Share Your Reviews

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        • lil M
          October 22, 2013 at 11:53 am

          hey GP-R
          its nice to see someone like me.
          why don’t you start leagues like Dont Flop or ahat
          start some underground shit at some local sheds
          this will give you an exposure to the seekers
          BTW m from Hyderabad

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  • dka
    June 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    hey dude, ive been rapping for about a year now. Im 14 and ive been listening to rap for about 5 or 6 years. I need some help recording. what do you think I should do from this point to get recorded and produced?

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  • June 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Wassup guys, i started rapping about 6 months ago, rap just kind of came natural to me because i’ve always loved music (any genre) and mom and dad also made music, but thats besides the point, i began by writing and writing for a month or so and picked 1 single freestyle track to release for my city to know that i rap. I stumbled upon a problem though! no1 really takes me serious as a rapper, not because im not good at it but because i have no image yet. sucks lol. but i have a track i just recently did I’d be honored if you’d listen and give feedback!?
    here’s the link http://www.soundcloud.com/rockkitonninw

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    • June 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

      I heard your tracks man, you have flow and decent rhyming structures. Get yourself in the studio and start working on your single. Make a video for it, research whatever you can about promotion and release it. I think you have the rapping part down. You need to become a businessman right now. ;)

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  • Te Peru/Peru
    May 26, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Hey man im Te Peru from nz but people just call me Peru, Im just a young dude looking for a chance to show everyone what iv got and to give back to my family and my home town and everyone else that started from the bottem, I work a 9to5 job at macas halfn hour out from where im leaving but me and my girlfriend has had enough of it so i got me a mic and everything i need to start recording but i still dont have a mic stand so i just hold my mic everytime i record haha but it dose the trick, But yeah if you have any advise i would love to hear it :) if you wanna hear one of my tracks please check me on facebook Te Peru sowerby tauroa thankyou agin

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    • May 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Don’t hold your mic man. Just put it in a shoe/sneaker or something and put the sneaker on a desk, shelf or something along those lines. Tilt it to the side, so the “s” and “t” sounds have more distance to travel, put a light sock on it(pop filter) and you’re ready to record.

      Keep doing what you’re doing man, we all start from somewhere. The most important thing is that you write everyday and get better. You’ll eventually reach a level where you’re better than people recording with professional equipment.

      I wish you luck and success.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Hey waz good yo my name is Kenzo I’m 19 I’ve been rappin & recording since I was like 14 I honestly did it at the time cuz i found it fun but after a while you gain confidence in yourself you know. I read in your article about how it’s better to blow up patiently with the right sound & equipment than to get into it without sounding professional and I understand that. What I’m intrested in knowing is how could I find like a manager or an investor I would like you too take a listen to a video me n my friend made & more tracks on that YouTube channel and let me know what you think.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BzqQptpoK0Y

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  • dtrey254
    May 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    whats up wit it!! im tryna get my homeboy heard!! he legit bro! I vouche for em. you gonna like em. go to soundcloud.com and search Trill-T

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  • Kwame
    May 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    i read this article on this wesite and it helped me to be a rapper is my biggest dream and im trying to start a group im 14 ive been rappin since i was 11 so i got the experience and everytime i rap to people who wanna hear me they usually say im good or i should try to go somewhere with my gift. Really im looking for a producer right now my friend has a studio in his basement but he looks at it as a hobby. The difference between him and me is that this is what i want to achieve in life. My parents think that i cant do it, but i pay them no mind cause i got faith in myself

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  • Saze-e
    May 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Hey, I just started rapping, and really can’t get hold of good lyrics, rhymes, Ect, so, I was wondering what I should do

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  • Ravaughn
    April 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Check my stuff out I have tons this is like the first one

    Shot clock is winding down
    We made it past the final four
    I say it’s time we deserve our crown
    I knew that we would flourish
    All we needed was teamwork an courage
    I throw my opponents in empty storage
    Cuz that’s where no one looks
    I’m a high as nigga I keep my nose in them books
    I ball out like marshawn brooks
    I miss the old days wit pimp c’s crazy as hooks

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  • Meetch
    April 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Yea, I want to work on perfecting my rapping first. I write as well, but I love to have a beat first then write to it. And when I’m freestyling, if I say something I like, I jot it down. What kind of music production software do you think is best to record with since ill start there? I need to work on expressing true emotion while recording, and my voice, and character.. Then I may start into the beat making process. And thank you.

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  • Meetch
    April 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    And it is not allowing me to register for some reason, added you on FB tho, names Dimitri.

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    • April 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Well, it seems that you want to become a full fledged producer. It’s not an easy path. When you’re talking about equipment, if you’re just starting out, you’d just need a basic condenser mic and a music production software. The natural progression would depend on your preference. Do you want to perfect your rapping first, then go into beat making, or the other way around.

      How can you start? Build your writing game up. Learn how to write hits. After you have the writing knowledge, enter the beat making game and get your skills up over there. It’s not something you’d do from today to tomorrow. I’m glad you realized that you have a certain degree of talent for rapping. Now you have to develop it into concrete skills and that’s something which requires time and effort.

      Stick around. I’m sure you can find help on what you’re looking for. I don’t want to seem like a salesman or anything, but the Rapping Manual books give you a step by step process on the rap game, so you might find that helpful. Other than that, keep on pushing and you’ll eventually get what your after.

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  • Meetch
    April 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I really like the tips, I’ve freestyled almost every day of my life but thought it was just a normal passion for music, after free styling at parties and with buddies I saw how much better I was then everyone and really want to begin making music for myself. Im saving money and want to get equipment but I need to know where to start. I would mostly like to just record but I don’t just want to use other rappers beats so at some point would like to make my own. Anything helps!

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  • March 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Hey Man, This really inspired me and i wanna be a rapper. Im only 14 n i kno the rap game takes hard work and dedication. Im in a studio but i was hoping this could get me to the big Boyz. Im on Facebook as “Deangelo Stroud”. Just a Youngin trying to chase his dreams. I wanna be in the Power circle or Family tree. My flow can be even doper with a little help. Fort Wayne, IN

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  • Malek Johnson
    February 27, 2013 at 6:17 am

    hey man im a 14 year old rapper i like to make my own lyrics and some times freestyle but see the probelm is i cant find my self like i get really nervous to rap in front of people because my voice is really deep for my age i just cant find my voice like if i hear a tight beat and try rapping to it my voice just doesnt go with it and i need to learn to find my voice and i always wanted to be a famous rapper but i wanted some advice for my probelm so if u can please help me out man

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  • TeeKay
    February 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Hey man. I’ve been reading different articles here, they are really helpful. I started off rapping like an year back. This here is the most recent song that I made. Please check it out and tell me what you feel about my rap? I’ve done the chorus, 1st and 3rd verse in this track. I’d be very thankful to see your response The song:

    http://www.reverbnation.com/TeeKayRap/song/15788561-down-the-drain-feat-spark

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    • RappingManual
      February 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Hey there TeeKay!

      I just heard your track. Okay, I can see that you can write the lyrics. You’re good at that. Cool lil rhyme schemes and all. Lyrics are all good. The performance needs improvement though. Big improvement.

      There is a difference between the quality of the chorus and the actual verses. The verses are much better than the chorus. You have to have that singing down man, otherwise it doesn’t sound good. You go off key.

      Are you American? I see that you have an accent, don’t you? The accent makes it difficult to understand what you’re actually saying. You might wanna watch some accent removal videos and polish it a lil bit.

      Bottom line is that you can write the lyrics, but need to work on your actual delivery. Do what you gotta do and keep rapping!

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      • TeeKay
        February 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

        Do you think I’m doing things right btw? And if you were to rate my rap out of 10 then what would be the rating?
        And no, I’m from Pakistan :)

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        • RappingManual
          March 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

          TeeKay, you have to polish up your accent and you’ll be good to go man. I can’t rate it, but it’s still not the industry standard and you need to strive for that.

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  • Dey Reeds
    January 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hey man i really needed some insight on what i should do next, and you provided. Right now i just got two songs posted, but dont got much notice from them yet. to make them i bought a mic at best buy and uses my mom’s laptop lol. I think the problem is that i dont really have a good way to promote them. I mean the last thing im doing is trying to brag, but i know im pretty gud and told i got a future in this if show a lot of dedication. Which i believe too cause i love rapping and i been listening for so long. i started when i was like in the 8th grade but start to come out and get serious last year. im nearly 19 now going to college and trying to find a job. times tough. I got like 5 songs now that i didnt release yet cause the i cant mix them down. imma give you the link so you can go listen to the two i made so far and tell me what you think. do i got potential? improvements i should make? etc. http://www.reverbnation.com/DeyReeds/song/15513922-preparing-for-the-future?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

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    • RappingManual
      January 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Hey Dey,

      I just heard one of your tracks and I can tell you what the problem is in an instant. Your microphone brings the level of your songs 10 times lowers than it actually is. You have a sick flow and nice lyrics. You manage to stay in pocket and it sounds good. If you pay attention to the rap scene at the moment, the rappers with your kinda voice and delivery are running the game right now(Pusha-T/Tyga/etc).

      Listen, save up some cash, get yourself a decent instrumental from the internet(beatbrokerz is a pretty good place) and go to a studio! They won’t charge you that much, but believe me, the difference will be from the ground to the sky. The microphone will be better, the mixing and mastering will be better, your performance will be better.. Once you get that studio song made, then go out and promote it. Otherwise, even if you promote those songs, made with a mediocre equipment, it doesn’t look professional and therefore, people cannot take you seriously. You make that song, I guarantee you that we’ll publish it here and we might get you an interview where you can talk more about yourself and get some of our viewers to like you!

      There are many ways to promote. You gotta have something worthy of promotion though.

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  • December 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I think I can du all that.

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  • Demarcus
    December 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I really wanna start rapping, I love music. Every kind of music honesly… But I have no idea where to start, any tips will be greatly appreciated.

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    • RappingManual
      December 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Hi Demarcus. ;)
      Well, can you count music? That’s pretty much the first thing you need to learn. I advise you to dig through our “Rapping Help” section. I’m sure you’ll find something helpful for your specific needs.

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  • November 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Been looking for a job and this ish is getting ridiculous, not just any job but a decent job you know what I'm sayin' but no luck and I listen all day to artist who says in their verses I came from nothing or I was broke X amount of years ago or they worked at some job they hated, from my understanding and listening most good artist are "forced" into the rap game due poor living conditions, everyday struggle, poverty, or some traumatic event like 50cent/Kanye. I'm not saying all artists come from bad living conditions, poverty whatever but if we were rich it probably wouldn't be hip-hop or at least not that F*** the World Hip-Hop. I just feel like that's what's happening to me, I always dreamed of being of a rapper but never tried to be one but now it feels like that's the only thing I can be.

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  • Recon
    November 12, 2012 at 2:35 am

    yo wassup i saw your website today and i really learned some good things, i started rhyming in english about 1-2 years now i rhyme since i whose 13 but in portuguese but i just dont feel portuguese like my right rap language i’v made alot of lyrics already but i didn’t got the motivation to record some shit. I wonder if you have some artical on how to find the voice and how to make a name for yoself, i aprecciate any help peace.

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  • El Cuervo
    August 3, 2012 at 2:59 am

    wussup dude! I just found your site today and I think this is just what I need to get started rapping. Im 15 years old and Im from Vallejo Ca. I started rapping about one week ago hahaha but I have been listening to rap for a good 3 years. I like to think my style is old skool LA rap mixed with some Houston and Bay Area slang. I started recording a week ago in my garage with a rockband mic and garage band haha. I will share with you my first verse I ever wrote and recorded. I just want some feedback on what I am doing good, and what I need to improve. Please be as honest as possible I know that I am not the best rapper and I know its going to take a lot of work to improve I just really want to really focus on what I need to work on. Thanks, My verse starts at 1:39 http://soundcloud.com/davidr-1-1/west-coast-rap

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    • RappingManual
      August 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Hey man,
      Well I just heard your track and I have to tell you one thing.
      I can give you some tips regarding your rapping, but you first gotta join our community man. This way I would know that Im helping one of ours, not just some random dude.. Join us on Fb and once I see you’re one of our soldiers Imma help you out, no doubt. http://www.facebook.com/RappingManual

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      • El Cuervo
        August 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

        You already know dude your site has already helped me improve my skills so i’ll join tha fam. I really need a mentor right now, SPM has taken me under his wing if you ever heard of him, but hes in prison now, anyway thats a different story… My name on facebook is David Rios, you can give me feedback either here or on facebook whatevers more convenient for you.

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        • RappingManual
          August 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

          Aight man, welcome to the family!!
          Now, I can tell you that you got flow from the start! You can make your lyrics sound melodic and that’s half the battle really.I like your style even though you need to improve. You got that Snoop Dogg relaxed flow and if that’s really your first verse ever written, you got big things comin up your way.

          You have to work on your pronounciation though. At some point, you’re hissing and misspronouncing words, which damages the effect of your flow.
          I think you have the potential to have more rhymes within your bars. Right now you’re having one or maximum two rhyme words in a couplet. Try to fit more shit in and play around with it.

          What I would suggest is for you to add more styles to your ammo. You got flow dude, the thing is that when you start listening to your favourite rapper not for enjoyment, but for the sole purpose of analyzing his flow, then you will get some extra techniques from him. You can use that to make your flow sound better and more interesting to the listener.
          If that’s your first verse, you gotta keep writing and try to make your flow better with every other song. You’re shit is good, no doubt.

          So, I dunno man, clear that pronounciation, add new styles to your flow so you can make it more interesting, learn a thing or two about audio production. The beat was way over the instrumental and at one point I couldnt even hear what you were saying. If you’re going all out in this industry, you need to know how to master your songs.

          If you have something specific which you don’t see here, but you feel like you need, make sure you tell me and I will write an article for you. ;)
          Hope my criticism gave you a few insights on the areas that need improvement.

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          • El Cuervo
            August 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

            Thanks man, when you compared my flow to snoop dogg (or snoop lion as he calls himself now) that made my night hahaha. I noticed the hissing of words too and I believe it is due to the fact I try and fit more words than I can handle in 1 breath, and I try to spit that last word while grasping for air, which i edited out for the sake of both of us hahaha. So do you have any tips or exercises on how to improve your stamina while rapping? And also I don’t see my voice as that of a rappers, I dont know if it is because I am 15 or if its due to tha poor quality mic or if its just in my head or what. But it seems that every person that i’ve seen trying to start rapping says they have that same problem.


          • RappingManual
            August 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

            Hey David,
            I do have an article about improving your stamina when rapping. You can check it out over here:
            http://rappingmanual.com/tip-improve-breath-control-how-to-rap-performance/

            The reason why your voice doesn’t sound like the rappers from the industry is simply because you havent edited your vocals.
            If you record the lyrics over the instrumental and then don’t master them, they have that amateur quality like that.
            You gotta learn how to master your shit man. Learn about compression, equalisation and reverb. Try some more advanced audio software programs. Then your recorded voice will sound better. ;) You can check out more details from this article:
            http://rappingmanual.com/tip-improve-breath-control-how-to-rap-performance/

            Hope this helps. ;)


          • El Cuervo
            August 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

            Alright dude I’ll check those all out. Thanks so much for all the help I really feel like I’ve learned so much about this game already from your site, I’m gonna work on my rhymes, invest in a high quality mic, get a perfect instrumental, work on my pronunciation, kill tha beat and have an engineer master tha shit outta that bitch hahaha. Then I’ll send it into that best rapper competition of yours. Lookin forward to working with you in the future.


    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      dude try your best in rap

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