I Listen to Both Rappers I Love and Hate
You might be thinking why to listen to both rappers you love and hate. For me, both rappers can give you a glimpse of what rapping should be. You’ll pick some pieces that you could use as an inspiration when you are composing your songs. It’s like browsing pieces of art in van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. You won’t agree to all the artist, but they will offer wisdom that can make you a good rapper.
I was so lost when I was just starting my career as a rapper. Establishing connections got me out there and started making exposures. Without those connections from reputable people in this industry, there will be no me. I won’t even be recognized today as a rapper. These people helped me find outwhat to do in Amsterdam. They helped and inspired me to write better raps. As I said, relationships are important. You cannot make it on your own. There are no self-made rappers. They all got help to get their music out there.
Improving My Rhyming Skills
Rapping does require some rhyming skills. I was not blessed with this skill. I had to learn it. I used to memorize lyrics and rap them. I started by just mimicking what other rappers do, then from there, I created my own style. I used to borrow some insights from other rappers as if I was renting a bik in Amsterdam. There’s nothing wrong with borrowing as long as you’ll create your own.
Joining Rapping Competitions
What really forced me to level up my rapping skills is when I started joining rapping competitions. Whenever I’m in a competition, a part of my brain shuts off. All I care was to win. I left my cares and worries at home. Joining rapping competitions will force you to be creative. It’s a skill you’ll learn through experience and practice.