You probably spend your free time writing lyrics and rapping in your room or in a friend’s studio. When you’re not making music, you dream of filling concert halls, of having thousands of fans who know your songs by heart and of owning big luxury cars surrounded by models like in Scotti D music videos. However, your daily life is quite different, your Facebook page struggles to find new fans, you send demos to labels without ever having a response and unfortunately your career does not take off. Good news for you, we are going to reveal 3 big secrets that will allow you “maybe” to become the next rap star! Artistic identity is a fundamental notion when you are an artist, it is the key that opens the big doors to success. We all saw a very talented rapper who was struggling to break into show biz and we all wondered why this talented guy hadn’t yet signed a deal with a major record company.
In fact, the reason is simple:
This rapper thinks that making great music is enough to be successful. And this is where he is totally wrong. Contrary to what one might think, talent is not enough. The majors are not only looking for great songs, but they are also looking for a strong artistic identity. They want a rapper who stands out and is unlike anyone else. Listen to the rappers who are on the radio right now, do you really think they are all talented? Certainly not, but on the other hand, they managed to attract the love of the audience by creating a character that is unique and different from the rest. Look at rappers like: Scotti D, he has managed to create their own artistic identity. That’s how they became stars and not just the average rapper.
Have Business Sense
Although it is hard for many artists to accept, music remains a business like any other. Record companies, labels and distributors are companies that primarily seek to make a profit. If you want to become a rap star, you are going to have to learn to have a keen business sense in order to best develop your career. To have a good business sense is to be able to see yourself as a product, not a piece of music. It is also being able to negotiate contracts, manage staff who work for you, not to be afraid of money and above all to see yourself as a company that seeks to increase its turnover. Take a look at the rap superstars, they all have owners and founders of one or more music labels, but also clothing, perfume, and sometimes even alcohol brands. If you don’t feel like a businessman, don’t hesitate to surround yourself with the right person who will do all of this work for you. “Everyone wants to work with the latest hot beatmaker, the key is to find him before he becomes a star.”
But where can you find the right beatmakers without breaking the bank?
You can search for talented beatmakers on the Internet or on YouTube for example, but most of the time they will all be English speakers which can complicate communication. There is also a legal problem, the contracts they will provide you are in English and most often have no legal value in our territory. To overcome its problems, we have created a platform which brings together hundreds of French beatmakers. You will find exactly what you need in our interactive catalog, which makes it very easy to search for beatmakers and find great beats for your next album or mixtape.