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Is The Rap/Hip-Hop Industry Hard To Break In? (Like Starting A Rap Career or DJ'ing?)

GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
edited August 2014 in The Reason
MY Final Thread For A While

This ISN'T for me, but I do know people who Rap in my area. Plus, I have relatives who are doing music. I just wanted to know is it hard to get in the Rap game? Like, what do you need to be successful in it? Because I just look at it as a fan and not a business point of view. If anyone does know please tell me. Then maybe I can give a few cats I know some advice.

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"The Ideal American"

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  • Noble Al LeeNoble Al Lee only whats necessary Posts: 914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If this is how youre going to school someone on how to break into the game, with 3rd party intel gathered off the internetz from other people who arent in the game..

    Same it with me now..

    LAWSE
  • GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
    If this is how youre going to school someone on how to break into the game, with 3rd party intel gathered off the internetz from other people who arent in the game..

    Same it with me now..

    LAWSE

    I won't school them, but I can tell them what people in the game told me. Just the messenger that's it.
    "The Ideal American"

  • Noble Al LeeNoble Al Lee only whats necessary Posts: 914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But they should definitely sell dope, shoot a nigga, snatch up a white bitch & hopefully one day theyll join gudda gudda in dem bushes cuh
    eternal soldier
  • GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
    But they should definitely sell dope, shoot a nigga, snatch up a white bitch & hopefully one day theyll join gudda gudda in dem bushes cuh

    Now, i'm not gonna tell them to sell dope lol.
    "The Ideal American"

  • goldenjagoldenja Posts: 6,345 ✭✭✭✭✭
    people still DJ? lol
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    5 GrandB_Ahueyinfamous114
  • OhMarsOhMars أرسل لي الصور من ثدييك Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 51,131 Regulator
    I don't think anyone here is in the "game".
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  • Noble Al LeeNoble Al Lee only whats necessary Posts: 914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But they should definitely sell dope, shoot a nigga, snatch up a white bitch & hopefully one day theyll join gudda gudda in dem bushes cuh

    Now, i'm not gonna tell them to sell dope lol.


    Lmao. But shooting a nigga is fair game. You cold bruh

  • GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
    But they should definitely sell dope, shoot a nigga, snatch up a white bitch & hopefully one day theyll join gudda gudda in dem bushes cuh

    Now, i'm not gonna tell them to sell dope lol.


    Lmao. But shooting a nigga is fair game. You cold bruh

    I don't agree with that shit either.
    "The Ideal American"

  • eternal soldiereternal soldier Posts: 2,777 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's not what you know but who you know. Or so it seems. We're not in the game. That's why these boards are here for the most part.
  • eternal soldiereternal soldier Posts: 2,777 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Or as the Triple OG Fredro Starr would say
    "Do ya Googles nigga"
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The most important advice I could give you (or anybody) is don't say anything behind anybody's back that you wouldn't say to their face, which is pretty much what we do all day on this message board.

    For example you could call a certain artist's album "totally wack" and then bump into him backstage at a show. Then you'll have to call his album 'totally wack' to his face or else you look like a faggot that talks shit about people behind their back.

    That's why I couldn't make it in the industry (it's not a game) when I was younger. I'd be high and start talking trash about people. Then I'd bump into the person and feel stupid.
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    goldenja
  • Co_Town_MichaelCo_Town_Michael Bruh. TexasPosts: 5,551 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's hard because niggas hate on and don't support one another.
    goldenjaPeezy_Jenkinseternal soldierBreezy_Kilroy
  • Peezy_JenkinsPeezy_Jenkins Posts: 32,972 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol, is it hard to break in... Bruh it's hard to get so called hip hop heads to even listen to u, let alone break in, check out the rapper or beatmaking thread tho, lotta talent
    Scotty ATL feat. Bankroll Fresh-Thinkin Bout A Check



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    Keef has quotables in the original that your remix isn't fuckin' wit.

    Them hoes they do it for Sosa
    Tadoe off the Molly water
    So nigga be cool like water
    Fore you get hit with this lava

    Bitch I'm the trending topic
    Don't care no price I'll cop it b
    And yo bitch steady jockin' me

    ....
    R.D. wrote: »
    You just don't know much about basketball

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    R.D. wrote: »
    And Wall isn't better than Rondo

    Even this moody, play when he want Rondo

    Give s2j his swag back n let him Mack disabled children in peace, lame ass nigga
  • TheManInBlack4.0TheManInBlack4.0 Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭
    Of course.

    Unless you're a half Jewish, Canadian, former child actor.
  • GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
    Lol, is it hard to break in... Bruh it's hard to get so called hip hop heads to even listen to u, let alone break in, check out the rapper or beatmaking thread tho, lotta talent
    Alright, I'll check them out. Still, it's not for me, but thanks.
    "The Ideal American"

  • macadonwoomacadonwoo Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    really bro, ugh get a microphone and a youtube account, Print up some posters ,hit the booth then the streets. Try it for a few years , If you still only got 3 views grab a belt and do the Robin Williams . R.I.P.
    <:-P
    5 GrandDarthRozayblackamerica
  • GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
    macadonwoo wrote: »
    really bro, ugh get a microphone and a youtube account, Print up some posters ,hit the booth then the streets. Try it for a few years , If you still only got 3 views grab a belt and do the Robin Williams . R.I.P.
    <:-P
    Nigga........what?
    "The Ideal American"

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  • 32DaysOfInfiniti32DaysOfInfiniti Posts: 4,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Starting a rap career is not hard, its being successful that takes time... Dont look to the overnight success stories because 9/10 it will just mislead you. Stick to what you naturally create, consistently drop new stuff and eventually if you have talent, a look or a sense of humor people will notice

    Really depends on how you define success
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  • GorillaWitAttitudeGorillaWitAttitude Posts: 3,566
    Starting a rap career is not hard, its being successful that takes time... Dont look to the overnight success stories because 9/10 it will just mislead you. Stick to what you naturally create, consistently drop new stuff and eventually if you have talent, a look or a sense of humor people will notice

    Really depends on how you define success

    Thanks for the drop man. I guess I can tell people that I know some of this information.
    "The Ideal American"

  • Peezy_JenkinsPeezy_Jenkins Posts: 32,972 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol, is it hard to break in... Bruh it's hard to get so called hip hop heads to even listen to u, let alone break in, check out the rapper or beatmaking thread tho, lotta talent
    Alright, I'll check them out. Still, it's not for me, but thanks.

    Word, from my experience, where u at matters, there are crabs in a barrel everywhere but it's harder in most towns not named ATL or la , and even more so in small towns with weak or no radio presence which is where I'm at, also I'd suggest team members, I mean real team shit not tha niggas who'll do work for u when it's just fun but disappear when its time to put money up, and try to connect with people(management, promoters, etc) distinguish those really bout bidness from high cappers, that's what I'm tryna do after I get my cash RIGHT(yes with. Capital letters)
    Scotty ATL feat. Bankroll Fresh-Thinkin Bout A Check



    Nebu Kiniza-Gassed Up



    Keef has quotables in the original that your remix isn't fuckin' wit.

    Them hoes they do it for Sosa
    Tadoe off the Molly water
    So nigga be cool like water
    Fore you get hit with this lava

    Bitch I'm the trending topic
    Don't care no price I'll cop it b
    And yo bitch steady jockin' me

    ....
    R.D. wrote: »
    You just don't know much about basketball

    8357pi1pdpbh.png
    R.D. wrote: »
    And Wall isn't better than Rondo

    Even this moody, play when he want Rondo

    Give s2j his swag back n let him Mack disabled children in peace, lame ass nigga
    GorillaWitAttitudeFlightKing
  • Breezy_KilroyBreezy_Kilroy Posts: 10,448 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I look at it this way

    In just about anything you want to do in life and you want be very successful at it, it will be very hard to get there.

    Success varies from person to person but in general cases getting on would be some type of deal with a successful single and doing shows.

    Odds are against you that's why I'm doing music and going to school. I figure I'll beat the odds at one of them.

    Gotta be able to grind, communicate, build relationships and you have to be really good at something.
    We can talk shit all day about the radio but crafting a hit isn't easy.

    The internet is a gift and a curse. Tons of bs out there so you have to be able to stand out. I ain't got the answers but imma try and see how far I get.
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  • MECCA1000MECCA1000 Posts: 2,729 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gots to drop your name everywhere and be on every piece of social media ..... attend all music related events ..... have two dope mixtapes (one on other peoples beats & one on original tracks) circulating on the cloud, datpiff, & youtube ...... you need a freestyle on deck at all times ..... keep a stack of cd's to hand out to, if not the somebody .... that somebody who knows somebody .....

    Find a photographer (preferably one with photoshop skills) who will work for cheap ...... fresh out of high school or still in college. You need a couple good pics to go with your bio ..... people like to put a name to a face .... build your own wiki page

    Have your friends call the radio stations to request your song or give you a shout out ...... the people at the station will be like "Who?" and they'll go and do the googles on you

    Now a days record labels don't want to build a artist .... seems as if they only take notice if you already have some type of buzz or name in these estreets


    Peezy_JenkinsBreezy_Kilroy
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So far everybody has given good advice but there's something we all overlooked.

    MAKE A HIT SONG THAT PEOPLE WILL GET UP AND DANCE TO AT A PARTY/NIGHTCLUB

    You could be the most skilled MC in the world and have some nice mellow beats. But that's not what makes people take notice. People (nightclub owners and DJs) take notice when your song comes on and people get up out of their seats and rush the dance floor. Not saying that your whole album should be all dance tracks, but you need at least two club bangers to promote the album. Also, it's songs like that that you can perform at shows to get the crowd hype. 20 years from now people will remember the party songs that made people get up and dance.

    QUESTION

    1. What do you remember most about Eric B and Rakim?

    2. What do you remember most about Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock?


    Rakim was clearly the better MC but people remember Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock for It Takes Two. That's the song that the DJ plays at weddings and family reunions that gets people on the dance floor. Rob Base will eat off that song for the rest of his life (not really because he didn't clear the sample and had to give up 100% of the publishing but you get my point)

    Looking back, I wish Rakim rapped over that It Takes Two beat.
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