Never been asked that question?
Well, it’s something which pretty much remains in the shadow of our rap lives, but the truth is that the support of your family is very important for your development in rapping isn’t it?

Have you asked yourself though, what do they really think about that? How do they look at it?
Maybe they look at it as just another way you could express your feelings and develope your creativity. Something which would be constructive for your character?

On the other hand, they might look at you rapping as a time waster. They might think that you’re just messing around and rapping is just another excuse for you to not finish your homework! Or do they look at it as something which degrades you? Looking at all the other rap videos glorifying the fast life full of bitches and worshipping money, do they think that your morals are messed up?

What if you want to do it for real?
Even with everything I said, they don’t really think it’s something they can be concerned about. Time will pass, you will eventually find something more interesting, you will get more serious about life and you will just forget it. It’s just a period they say. Well, what if you tell them that you want to do this as a profession rather than a hobby? What if you tell them that you don’t want a nine to five, but you would rather enjoy making art more. How would they react?

This is the real test really. This is the time where they would show their trust, belief and support for you. Of course, at first they will think that it’s madness and they have the right. Think about it. You want to enter a market, which is very risky and the chance of you might not make it is big! From 10 000 people there is only one Jay-Z, you know that right? So, their first reaction is to be worried about your welfare. They want the best for you and that’s normal. Also, they might think that you will waste your potential. They know that you have the ability to reach a much higher level than just being a rapper and this is not the plan they had for you.

This is not what they’ve dreamt about. How did your parents react when you told them?

On the other hand, they might be the total opposite. They might really see that you possess the desire and the talent needed for this industry. Maybe they can see it in your eyes. Wouldn’t that be great? Have you watched any documentaries about Kanye West? In one of them, he revealed the relationship he had with his mother and how she stood by him in his persuit of his rap career. How she was giving him money for studio time, giving him ideas on songs and helping him with the marketing. He told us that without her, he wouldn’t have made it, and that’s real!

So what would your parents do, when you tell them you wanna be a rapper or you’ve told them already? What happened?

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  • winston a simpson
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    im 16 and i really love rapping i wanna show you one of my songs, i really do love this, i feel so good and happy with it, i lost motvation in school and been stressing since middle school, and im starting to wanna break it to my parents but im so scared but idk

  • Logan
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    Im 16 and recently told them. My dad says i have a low chance and i have to work instead of rapping so i can afford insurance and stuff. And my mom isnt a fan of rap and she thinks i wont make it and by the time im 18 ill be a bum if i rap. They are not really giving me the time i need to make music.

  • Nia
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    once i told my mom I want to be a rapper but , she told me, but you dont know how to rap………………….I couldnt believe…………………..

  • Casper
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    My mom and dad are divorced so i cannot talk to both of them but my dad supports me through it. Even though i don’t really talk to him i still tell him about it some times. He always tells me to go to talent shows and stuff. HaHa. My mom knows i rap but she probably thinks its something that will go by as a phase. Even though i’ve been at it for 2 years

    • RappingManual
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      I know what you’re talking about. My parents are divorced too. It would’ve been good if our parents supported what we did, but the fact that they don’t get what we do, is kind of an excuse for their behavior. You still gotta love them.

  • Chubbz Yasar
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    My dad’s a sound engineer and Mom’s a dentist. They’re brain washed by the other dominant genres. My dad simply says “the music you listen to will benefit nuttin” -____- They just won’t get it. EVER. I study and rap (as well as produce). I don’t need to give up studying for rap. Education will Help me all the way and whats that again…….?……KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

    • RappingManual
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      Your dad is a sound engineer? I figured that if he was into music production, he would encourage you to enter it as well. However, he might know something that you don’t or just knows the fact that music is not a secure vacation. One day you’re hot, the other you’re not.. So try to understand him.

      However, you do you, let others do themselves. If you’ve got passion for it, chase it. That’s when you know you’re in the right lane-when you have passion for it.

  • RappingManual
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    Are my readers too shy to comment? Cmon man, I thought u were rappers.. 😉

    • Yusuf
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      nop & im gonna tell u, my parents are divorced, & they sad “yes we support you” but i think that they said that cus they only wanna see me happy cus this rap shit is my passion, is my life, i dont think they agree with me but what my momo told me is “you gotta study” thats why i decided to study music & sound engineering plus it’ll help me on my production career, my dad always make jokes about my decition & tell me & when u finish collegue or your academic things what are you gonna do, but anyway im happy about my decition & this is just like any career in life exept that the music, acting & in general the media is wayyyyyy harder than the others, plus theres some ppl that study what they want to study or what their parents want & are not hapy or are just drivng a taxi cab cus theres a lot of competence just like the media world, at least im doing what i love & will be making at least alil bit of money to live good

      • RappingManual
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        That’s the spirit man. I can relate to that, cuz my perents are divorced too. The thing with me however is that I didnt even tell them the extent to which Im into rapping, just because I know that they wouldnt understand.

        I agree with you. Life is here to be lived to the fullest and Im not missing out on my passion, just because my parents think that it’s not worth it!

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