In today's video we talk about 4 things music industry artist DO NOT want you to know. In this video I am going to explain to you how as well as why some smaller but upcoming rappers always seem to have a lot of money, have jewelry and be driving nice cars. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.smartrapper.com/secrets-r... I know a lot of these bigger rappers, upcoming rappers and stuff... but I'm not saying any names, this video isn't to diss or degrade anyone, this video is to explain how things work from what I have learned since I have moved to Los Angeles and seen the real side of the music industry. 1) Financial Investors: Most rappers have heavy investors into their career. They just never mention these investors and you never hear about them because this is all the stuff that happens in the background. The rapper also wants to appear self made and say they made the money and they invested into themselves. I see rappers doing it and I am around them and know they have investors. For someone like me who spent years building businesses to fund my own music career I find this really disrespectful to people who truly hustled themselves but I won't get into that. Again, rappers you know and love, top big artists... had people invest in someway into their careers to help them get off the ground. It's pretty much the same as getting a label deal EXCEPT they aren't taking a 360 deal and aren't as constrained or owned. The financial investor is usually just super rich and feels "COOL" investing into a rapper that will blow up so he can say he was part of that. He is a winner, his team won and he is even more cool because he is involved in the music industries bigger artists. They Hop from investor to investor collecting more cash and owing more and more people on their way up. But they use each influx of cash to push themselves a little bit further up the food chain. I've been at the club and suddenly the rapper next to me picks up a phone call. 10 seconds later he is like, oh I gotta go, I gotta meet with an investor. It's 1AM in the morning lol What happened is his manager found someone with some cash flow and he told him "Get your ash over here I want you to meet this potential investor and charm his pants off so he invests in you" On Smart Rapper you always know I tell you, most rappers who are big.... have about 15 to 20 people with their hands in the pot on a rapper. When you don't do it yourself, you OWE a lot of people. But at the same time, you gotta do what you gotta do to make it. It all depends on your goals and if you feel you have the hustle to it without someone else's money. Generally.... you can't. And it's tough to find someone who believes in your talent as much as you do to where they would invest a heavy enough sum into your music career that it would even help you. 2) They Are Really Good Friends With RICH People Me knowing this one is one of the MAIN REASONS I made sure that when I showed everyone I had bought a new R8... that you saw the $83,000 down payment check from MY BANK ACCOUNT on my Instagram, I made sure that you saw the picture of me having just bought it from Calabasis luxury motors... I didn't want any confusion about whether or not IT WAS MINE. Because in Los Angeles a lot of people know what I am about to tell you okay... but you don't learn it unless you are on the inside. I know a bunch of people that live in LA that are actually REALLY broke or only live off of like $2,000 a month. They drive around in $150,000 cars, BMW i8 Roadsters, Masaratis and even Lamborghinis. You are probably wondering how this is possible and I know I sure as was too when I moved to Los Angeles. Then I realized what was going on.
Best time to drop a song and best time to drop a single is definitely NOT in December and here is why Smart Rapper! Have you ever heard the saying "Never in December?" Probably not because I just made it up right now but I hope it sticks because in this video we are going to talk about why you SHOULD NOT release music or a project in December. Now some people will tell you November and December are good months to release albums and yea sure... that USED to be the case. But as you will see from number 3, I have a trick you can use to get that Christmas money from people 1. It instantly ages your song a year this is why I'm releasing spray in January 2. Media dead zone from holidays 3. Start preorders for a project or single Christmas eve because ppl get iTunes gift cards and money to be able to buy your project They have expendable income for the first time the year
Lyrics: Why everybody asking me if rapper I’m a artist I just rap for fun but still do it the hardest. How I started was a baby given birth to by the Caters, Tupac Biggie Nas Rakim my grandfathers been rapping for 2 years and I probably done came the farthest had to spark it made a name by manipulating the market, how’d I start it? Put it in drive and I never parked it, this a message to the dearly and departed, this a motherfucking KILLSHOT aiming my scope at the fucking industry half of these niggas rapping is trash and it’s fucking killing me, I made a name for myself by doing it differently, I started writing poetry then I had an epiphany, and instantly started meshing words into a symphony and calculating patterns and delivering them brilliantly to go into your mind so I could paint a vivid imagery and save you from the trash that you’ve been listening to literally No This is not a game, this is not a test what’s the point of rapping if I eint Trynna be the fucking best, dropping songs faster than virgin when the pussy wet, to swim into the mainstream with sharks so I can come up next Eminem done paved the path PAC saw me in a dream Me and drake from canada Fuck you think that all mean In my my opinion I think that means that I’m next best thing eating beasting Now I’m motherfucking top shit Fuck niggas don’t wanna problem when I pop shit Gas niggas like I’m in a chamber this is auschwitz All drip my bars coming out faucet Faucet Crazy thing about this rap it’s bout recognition, underrated an understatement and I’m the definition, contemplated if should kill em i had premission, Ronald regan the whole game and cause a demolition Nigga finna nut like dontai ooo Brought my skill Cali like lebron james ooo Know she wanna fuck and her friend do to KSI A BITCH GET MENTIONED VIEWS Naw but real shit lil nigga don’t you Ever try to diss me or I’ll come for ya neck I’ll be damned if a Uncle Tom corny ass nigga making vlogs try to talk if he eint showing respect So let me break it down for you how I live out the rest of my whole career I promise ima be one of the biggest in about a year i promise I’ll be the one to convince that thing fear is a concoction by the devil to make the good dissepear I promise I’ll win Grammy I promise I’ll win Oscar I promise the rap game won’t turn me into a monster And force the people who love me to treat me like I’m a sponsor and pray my death for money and not for a life longer And That’s facts Manifesting all this shit through rap Spoke my life into existence I was working in the trenches swear to god that I eint ever going back OT 613 put it on the map Treat a beat like 50 had to get the strap KSI wanna be me, nigga you can CC the fee fee 10k if you want a track So you gon watch me on the tv nigga I swear to god they gon keep this shit on repeat niggga Like 4 5 6 times best BELEIVE me nigga I’m gon thrive cuz the boy be a cheat sheet They gon ride riiii iiii iii Niggas talk shit they gon die iii iii If I eint the best than it’s a lie iii iii U can peep the drip I’m not dry iii iii Now ya boi be the topic Joyner Lucas gotta hit me we can rock shit Tory Lanez you a singer just stop it Ima triple threat nigga on gawd shit That’s right I can that do This is shit is easy for a nigga like it’s 2x2 4 mil on rap god that just last week Eminem let me hope on a beat It’s Dax!
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You have heard the term before... Fake it till you make it. I really agree with it but I really don't agree with it.. there is a lot to explain but in this video I want to talk to you about the power of faking it till you make it and how MOST RAPPERS do just that. What Ive learned in LA (that I find totally fake by the way) is people all faking it till they make it. That's why you hear about people in Los Angeles being stuck up and snooty, a lot of them, even if they have absolutely no accomplishments, all act like they are somebody because they want to appear like a somebody... even if they really aren't. You know I always tell you Smart Rappers, you need to look, sound and appear as professional as possible for people to take you seriously. And this is why faking it till you make it makes sense and I agree with it to an extent. Let me give you an example! Which one of these rappers are you going to take more seriously? (See Video Above For Pictures) If that guy on the left was at a party with you and told you he was a rapper, how seriously would you take him? He at least needs to dress like a rapper. You have to play your part. Also just to cover the bases, you might say "Rob, some artists like Eminem, Joyner Lucas, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Lupe Fiasco don't over dress and all that, they just dress down and look humble." And you are correct, but they do that because that is their brand. Their image is to be a guy who is super talented and doesn't have to flaunt and use style to amuse their audience. The super flashy look isn't their brand. But also notice they all have a signature look and branding style. From their hair to their way of dressing. For the Slim Shady heavy portion of Eminem's Career it was just a white T shirt, baggy pants and the blonde hair. Sometimes a dew rag. He fit perfectly with what a "White Rapper" would look like. This wasn't his original look, it was what the label amplified in his image to gain attention, build controversy and get him talked about more. So when I say fake it till you make it, I don't mean be FAKE. I mean dress and act how you want people to perceive you. This video isn't here to make you want to be FAKE or pretend like you are something you are not. This video is to inspire you to start playing the part of who you want to become. If you are a rapper, learn fashion, learn the culture, look like a rapper so people KNOW you are a rapper. Find your style and dress like a rapper so you FEEL like a rapper. Remember, whatever you direct your thoughts towards is what you end becoming. Feel, Look, Think, Work Towards And Become what you want to become one day. Like your parents and all of your elementary school teachers told you, you can be anything you want to be. You just have to work for it.
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