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.
Proof of Credibility:
The most important thing to be able to succeed independently is to find a good job or a hustle that you can make a lot of money from. When you have to financially depend on other people things tend to have constant issues and delays.
I tried to get a music video shot locally based off of the quality of my music, without a budget. You get what you pay for. When I wasn’t paying for a video the quality was mediocre, and that made people not want to watch it or hear my music. If the video sucks, it doesn’t matter how good the music is, it’s typically not going anywhere.
When I started saving up and planning a real Official Music Video, I really started having opportunities present their self. The only reason I was able to go outside of my city limits and my city’s boundaries on their director’s and really get industry quality was because I saved up money and worked my ass off.
#Legion: Okay, this is a concept that basically tells us to first focus on something to make money with, then save dem dollas to rocket our career up! The impatient representatives of our Legion might not agree, but for me this is absolutely true and I couldn’t agree more! Act solo, be anonymous before explosion! 🙂
Having a good network of people can be the answer to all your problems! If you have a good network, they can help you solve any problems you may have. Even if there’s something that they can’t help you with, someone probably has somebody in their own network that can help.
The larger your network, the more opportunities you’ll have. There’s a saying that goes “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” Surround yourself with winners, you will most likely become a winner. Definitely in music, it’s not about what you know, but who you know that will get you the farthest. So make connections, build your network, and start winning.
#Legion: Yes indeed, and if you start doing so at your early years, it’s going to speed your rising up! I would love to add something to that – guys, if you happen to find yourself incapable to recognize the right from the wrong people to befriend and always fall into a trap, Nox’s way would be better for you! But if you are a great judge of character, setting up a network would be an interesting approach for you. My personal opinion is that there’s a risk in this approach, a risk to get betrayed in a way you’ve never even thought was possible…
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