In this rubric, we have aspiring rappers sharing their rap knowledge with the rest of the community. *If you’d like to be one of the knowledge gurus and share your rap tips with us, feel free to click here for more information.

Let’s see what words of wisdom has the Rap Guild shared with us.


Stage Name: The Farrow
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As an independent artist, it is important to have your music heard but you should never give it away for free. Now, many people may not be willing to pay for your music quite yet but more often than not you are able to receive some sort of compensation. Collecting email addresses or requesting a “like” or “follow” are two of the most common forms of compensation that most people are willing to pay you.

You can use websites like show.co to get yourself set up. Promote your soundcloud or band page and put your show.co link in the bio offering a free download. Collecting emails is a vital part of building a fanbase. Imagine having 1,000 plays in the first 4 hours of your next release without even posting it online. The point of this post is to show you that there are other, and even more important, forms of compensation that people are willing to pay you.


Stage Name: N/A Music Group
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TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE:

1. REHEARSE REHEARSE REHEARSE. Without a proper rehearsal, there will be no performance. You have to go over your entire setlist – be it one song or 20 – countless times, till the moment comes when you just know it and be able to say “I’m ready!”
2. Try to record your own rehearsal. This will come in handy for you so you can see your own flaws AND points of power and use them to your advantage. You have to also practice your moves on stage and the way you hold the mic.
3. Memorize your songs by heart. The margin for error is zero, especially in a first performance.
4. Not to worry though, people don’t have expectations, and probably most of the audience will be your homies.
5. BE ENERGETIC. For a first performance, you want new fans to see your energy on stage and your ability to hype them up. Don’t worry about your lyrics, but rather about your energy.
6. On the day of the performance, arrive early for the sound check. SOUND CHECK IS EVERYTHING!
7. After your performance, take a moment to distribute your CDs or mixtape to the people.
8. Thank the audience for their support.
9. Walk off stage like you’re Eminem. Even if nobody was paying attention. You just did one hell of a show.

 


Stage Name: Cliz
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When it comes to the rap world, you should be ready for the lack of love it has to offer. I’ve joined the rap community so that I can instill a better “stereotype” for the game. The current stereotype is money, cars, clothes, hoes and I hate to see that. Hip-Hop/Rap is pure poetry. It should be treated that way. It should be soulful and it should be full of love. These kids need to learn the art of poetry (haikus and limericks) so that they can have an edge to the rest of the game. What helped me improve the most was stepping back and just being myself. I spoke the truth about matter that happened in my past and societal issues and as a result, I now relate to every person that has listened to my music.

#iLegion: I’ve been repeating the same thing throughout my entire rap history, I’d just love to see them young rappers stop rapping about things that don’t represent their true self, but instead some material bullshit… And I can bet many people agree with us, since there’s a growing thirst for indie rap and that’s not really something one could argue about…


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  • og2790
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    damn,, the flow be killin

  • Keyankh V.
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    (FEEDBACK?)

    You said i wasn’t enough, you thought I gave it up,
    But then I bought that new whip, to wake your neighbors up,
    And you the one who changed, swear I haven’t changed much,
    More luck than 4 clovers, bitch your covers over what,

    If you forgot well i’m reminding you dudes,
    The two headed dragon, on the back of your wagon,
    Quit bragging fool, you never had it, snatching the flow,
    Cooling after shows, I mack the hoes,

    You better know, they getting fucked later on,
    Mr.package home, words delivered to the dome,
    I’d cripple my hands with swords, scribbling down the bones,
    Trying to put the pen to paper, the demonstrator,

    Own all of my acres, palms itching, money maker,
    Girl shake ya, ass for this cash, all my niggas flashing stacks,
    Passing blunts, side to side, back to back,
    Ha-HA-HA, you better learn, but first guess who’s back.
    I rap, fan-tas-tic, kicking ass since, I put the batter in the mix,

  • Elite
    Reply

    Damn the farrows track is some fucking fire man I’m looking him up this site is sick

    • Kid Kazarie
      Kid Kazarie
      Reply

      Yeah, Check out Sami Seal, she came on the site before the reboot, I really like her jungle mixtape.

      • iLegion
        iLegion
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        I’m wondering when our first female rapper’s gonna come. And I’m gonna want to organize some collabs with girls at some point, fuck man, we need em – we just do… Le random Snow tha product or Honey Cocaine joins us and we all gon change our attitudes in this website 😀 😀 😀

        • Sensei Doyle
          Sensei Doyle
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          I agree, it would be great to get some female artists on here. We need more women in rap. Preferably not another Minaj or Azalea though. It may be the fact I’m primarily a Horrorcore artist but I wanna see more women doing Horrorcore. The only one I’ve known of is my friend Pixy (West Ave Productions, works with Abstrakt Since from time to time. They might be siblings, I can’t remember, been a long time since I chilled with either of them) lol

        • Kid Kazarie
          Kid Kazarie
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          Yeah, women were are so important to rap but, trying to lure them to the site is difficult.we really just need that diversity we have rappers on here from around the world but, no women.

          • Sensei Doyle
            Sensei Doyle

            Yeah for sure we could use that little bit more diversity, we have guys from India, Britain, USA, Canada, probably more places Idk I’m just going off of accents mostly haha but women on the site would add another level. We need to find a way to get women to join

  • Lord Puente (RM Veteran)
    Lord Puente (RM Veteran)
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    Great article

    • iLegion
      iLegion
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      Some tips were better than others, but from the hundreds of useless or irrelevant tips that I went through, I found a few that are actually pretty important and well-explained. Literally giving you the options, telling you how, sometimes even giving examples… And personally I think I can add one rule to these – The easy way usually leads to the dark side 😉

  • Anonymous
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    IT’S ME RAMMY T:I NED INSPIRING GIST, GINGER FOR MY RAP

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