It’s official, I have just uploaded the new song on Youtube.

As you can hear, the song is more personal. It’s addressing the inner conflict and insecurity of every creative out there. I’m sure we can all relate to the feeling of not being sure that what you’ve written is the best you can come up with.

This song promotes the freedom of expression and lifting the restrictions from your creativity.

On a technical level, I think I did pretty well, although I have a few minor slip ups, I think I’m getting back in shape. I’ve recorded it using the stacked technique, in which you set the timer on repeat and you record the song quatrain by quatrain, doing at least 5 takes for each quatrain. After you’re done with the last quatrain, you browse through every take and choose the best ones.

On a lyrical level, this song follows a pre-written argument, so there’s more structure to it content wise. What I do is I count the bars and list the structure in terms of verses and chorus repetition. Once I know how long is the verse/chorus, I assign a general topic for each verse, after which I assign a sub-topic for each quatrain. This way the argument is structured.

On a mixing level, I think I should’ve increased the level of the chorus, but it’s all over now.

On a marketing level, I’m not going to do anything since I’m still getting back in shape. I’m just showing it to you guys and to the people on Facebook/Twitter. I’ll get into marketing my songs once I feel that my skills are at an optimal level.

I hope you liked the song man, what do you think about it, talk to me.

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  • B-Dogg
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    Man your song is great i dont know how much hard work you have done dude, I know you guys support eachother so can i ask you a question if “YES” then I wanna ask How you Guys Create Rhyme schemes? I mean How you can think that I’m going to put this word on this and that number? Is it a mind process? help me man tell me how to create rhyme schemes in certain flow which is already having in your Mind… Thanks peace!

    • RappingManual
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      The whole thing is explained in the ebook man, but the overall concept is that you first pick the places of the rhymes(on which beat), then you just make your content fit the skeleton.

      • B-Dogg
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        Thanks man it was very helpful for me i was very confused by the skeleton and between those numbers.. now i can create and develop my own rhyme schemes too…thanks, I’m going to start my rhymes from today.. Thanx RM

  • DemoKing Tapes
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    Hey man sorry for the late feedback.

    I like this one the most so far. My favorite thing was the change in flows, you kept it fresh and interesting throughout the whole track. And your voice hit really awesome tones at certain lines. As I’ve said before this type of beats isn’t really my thing, but even if the tempo is kind of slow, you had a very dynamic energy and it felt fast in a way. I also really felt like playing it again and that’s always a great great sign.

    The only thing I have a slight complaint about is the enunciation. I had a bit of hard time understanding what you’re saying at different parts.

  • Doc Ockham
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    Just listened to the song, it’s great! I’m gonna tell everybody about it! Keep it up, bro!

    • RappingManual
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      Really man? I love how you guys support it man, you don’t just say that because it’s on my blog right? What were the negatives though, was there something, even small and hit you like-the song is good, but because of this it’s not perfect?

      Anyways man, I’m really glad that you liked it! I’m already working on the next one. lol

      • Doc Ockham
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        Well, I just started to learn the technical side of rapping, (like, I taught. myself about bars and the right number of syllables that sound best, etc. My problem is stressed syllables vs unstressed etc.) All I really know is your songs *sound* awesome. I *would* like to hear one where you just rip into some lyrics tongue-twister style, I don’t know if you have anything like that or if that’s your style, that’s just my favorite style (Em, Nas, etc.) But, like I said, while I’m certainly no expert, it *sounds* great.

        • Doyle
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          I normally love fast, aggressive rap… But what Maytane has is so unique, so beautiful, I absolutely love his sound.

          If he were to do a fast song I’m 100% sure that it would sound great, but I like his style as is.

        • RappingManual
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          That’s cool, I actually enjoy doing those tongue twisters as well. I’m still remembering how to balance all the methods and combine them in a cool way in one song. Thank you for the feedback though, I appreciate stuff like that man.

  • Doyle
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    Shared it on Facebook man, told everyone to check out the RM YouTube page too.

    • Doyle
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      I know you don’t feel like you’re in top shape yet but I wanna get you as many fans as possible, and I’m confident that everyone is gonna love this.

      • RappingManual
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        That’s super cool man, thanks a tonne! What is your personal take on it though? Can you relate to that perfection paralysis that I’m referring to there? I know a lot of us rappers go through that, don’t we lol. How do you deal with it?

        • Doyle
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          I honestly loved it man. I feel the perfection analysis 100%, I can’t even spit in front of my homies unless I feel like it’s at least close to perfect. I will practice spitting a verse literally hundreds of times until I get it absolutely perfect over and over. If one syllable is off I feel like I need to go over the entire song scanning for imperfections. I only have a few that I’m happy with at the moment and if I went back I could probably still find something I didn’t like. It’s just how we are, any rapper that’s serious about the craft will find flaws in perfection. We won’t settle for less than godliness when it comes to our own tracks. It’s hell, but when you finally get it out and you see the response that it gets… I haven’t recorded anything yet so I don’t know, but I’d imagine that it feels pretty good. So it’s good that we work it over until it’s absolutely flawless, because if we can’t find flaws in it, there are no flaws in it, and people will see that. And love it.

          • RappingManual

            Yeah man, it’s about trusting your creativity, but at the same time maintain a quality level that you/or people have imposed on you. If you think about it, it’s so freaky, yet once you truly let go and you begin to enjoy what you’re doing, have fun with the words you’re putting together, get inspired by the messages you’re conveying, then the magic happens. That’s when quality happens.

            It’s great that you can relate to the topic, shows that you’re committed to the craft man, do what you gotta do!

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