#1: Dedicate Yourself To Your Music
What separates the winners and losers in the music industry usually comes from the dedication you show to your music. Even the artists you think that are terrible may have more of a dedication and work ethic than you do. Realize if they aint in the studio, cranking out hits all day, they are doing interviews, doing shows, travelling to a show, and the countless sleepless days that go with that.
It’s so bad out here that I know of some rappers who still have trouble counting their bars! This is 2015 and you still can’t count elementary bars (which we learned in music class back in the day)?
I strongly suggest you start pursuing a holistic musical education. If your trying to sing on the track I suggest you go and take singing lessons. This will help train your voice and make you stand out for positive qualities instead of sounding like IceJJFish!
This will also help you in your rapping. Rapping is a skill comprised of several qualities but one of the most important in delivery and cadence. Like the old saying goes, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.”
Rapping comes from the “Emcee” which is you. The role of the emcee is to be an orator! So look up Toastmasters and join a local chapter, or read and watch some of the greatest speeches ever made. Look at people like Churchill, MLK, FDR, JFK, Malcolm X and study the way the speak, which words do they choose to express the idea, what was the tone of these words, and what was their body language telling you.
If you happen to master these you can be one of the greatest rappers of all time up there with 2Pac.
#2: Learn how to market and sell your music
Tell me how do you expect to live your dream as a rapper when nobody knows about you and you do not offer anything to buy?
May sound ridiculous but millions of artists are self-sabotaging their own success because they haven’t cultivated these invaluable skills. These skills may be just as or even more important than the music itself!
Now before you get ready to kill me and yell “GREAT MUSIC IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS!!!!” I want you to calmly check yourself and look at everything around you.
First off, how many “wack artists” are out here today? Probably tons come to your mind right? But thats all the deadly Kabal of the illuminati right?
Now whether or not you agree with me on the illuminati part the fact remains that regardless of whether or not there is an illuminati, you are the only one preventing yourself from getting out there and being successful. Using that fear as an excuse for you not doing what you should be doing. It’s absolutely tragic!
The other problem is, your out here with all these free mixtapes, putting all this effort into your music. But force people like me who want to buy your music, to download it for free!
Your fans are out there begging to shove their money at you for your music and you do them a disservice by not letting them reciprocate the value you provide to them. You should be ashamed!
#3: A Successful Mindset
For the last and final time, CONFIDENCE IS NOT MINDSET! Confidence is a factor in mindset.
If you have confidence, but none of the other tools in your toolbox, your going to be hyped up and ambitious. Sort of like the friendzoned guy right?
So what happens when this type of guy starts getting interested in a woman? He chases her to the ends of the earth because he’s confident and ambitious. “One day she will wear down to my will and sees that I am the right one for her” they think.
But at the end of the day he ends up pushing her away, right? Thats because even though he had confidence, he didn’t have a holistic mindset. He might have learned the Law of Attraction but did not learn the opposite, Law of Disengagement. If he would have disengaged from her he might have attracted her back.
There are plenty of things to learn on the journey for a successful mindset. It is a spiritual journey, and a rewarding one, but along the way you must encounter your fears and negative beliefs that live right underneath the surface that you probably had no idea that it was sabotaging you in the first place.
BONUS: SUCCESSFUL MINDSET EXERCISE
Do this for the next 30 Days, when you get up every morning, multiple times during the day, and before you go to sleep at night. Do this as many times as possible, there is no limit.
Say to yourself: No one does what I do, As Well as I do it…