STUPID MISTAKES STRUGGLING RAPPERS MAKE
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES HERE ARE SOME BIG ONES RAPPERS MAKE
1. Choosing A Name That Is Already Tooken
If you want to make music please do your research and make sure the rapper name you chose has not been used by someone, especially if you are taken someones name that is a legend. Asap Rocky's real name is "Rakim" however he knew he would never go anywhere using that name because one of the if not the best rapper ever has that name. RAKIM
Social media is the most important thing for an artist today, however spamming is not how an audience is built, it never was. I don't know why artist think some how some way if they spam all day long they will get some where in life...
Some other terrible marketing tactics:
"- Emailing someone, then tweeting at them, "Check your email"
- Tweeting at someone, "Follow back so I can DM"
- Starting off with something negative like, "@PigsAndPlans how u motherfuckaz still sleepin' on me?"
- Demanding to be heard but not including a link (if you're gonna spam, at least add a link to your best song)"
- AYE YOOO CUSHHHHHHHH you aint hear that new album? DAM CUHHHH you slacking
3. Signing AN DEAL TO EARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The dumbest I mean only the dumbest artist sign deals with out a fan base, most guys think well all i need is a machine behind me and im set... If a major signs you and you don't have a buzz you will be in depth for the rest of your life and NOOOO an label will not make you hot, they sign people just incase you get hot and take all your money, if your signed you still got to do shit on your own... Kevin Gates has been signed to EPIC Records, however they didn't do anything for him, he had to earn their trust. Once he did all the work label put money up, thing is he never really needed them.
4. Choosing An Un GOOGLEABLE Name
OOOOO YOU GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. NOT PRACTICING PERFORMANCES
Nothing is worse than watching an artist perform live, and the artist voice sounds extremely bad, not being able to rock an crowd, too much jibber jabber going on... ALSO please do not bring your "HOMEBOYS" on the stage with you if they aren't included in the actual song, that is just distracting we don't need a bunch of dudes making gun noises and shooting their trigger fingers off while we are trying to listen to your song...
6. SENDING COPY PASTED MESSAGES
Have you ever had an artist hit you up like "AYE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO mixtape finnaly here, OMG the wait is over< WHAT YOU ALL BEEN WAITING FOR, TIME TO BUY THAT SHIT AND SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP, ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING ON US ? YO DUDDE DUDE DUDE YOU THERE??? OMG OMG ???? WOWO ?? YOOO ???? GOOD GOD HELLO?????? HERE IS THE LINK CLICK DOWNLOAD ASAP BEFORE IT BREAKS THE INTERNET, AREN'T YOU TIRED OF THIS GARBAGE SHIT ON THE RADIO? WOW DUDE HELOO HEY HOW ARE YOU BRO REMEMBER WE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL? GET THIS MIXTAPE DOG OG TRIPLE CUH CLU BLU JUICE DAM DUDE BYE HAVE A NICE DAY O YA DON'T FORGET MIXTAPE!!!!"
7. RELEASING AN ALBUM THE SAME DAY AS THE SUPER BOWL
Do I NEED TO EVEN TALK ABOUT THIS ? SERIOUSLY ? DUDE ARE YOU SERIOUS? WOW JESUS BYE
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- Malko Ibrahim