it really depends on what you rap about...I spent most of my life hating rap, and for the most part I still do...I don't like it when the rap is only about sex, drugs, money. I want it to have meaning. I don't want to sound racist, but I can't stand to listen to rap by black rappers. (I am half black) I really like the rapper from Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda. My favorite is the Japanese rapper, Tanaka Koki
im not into rappers, but as long as its his passion and every other word out of his mouth isn't b*tch, muthf*cka & n*gga then I could try and learn to be okay with it, especially if his lyrics have meaning behind them...but I'm more into vocalists lol
But beats are a very important part too, do you have hot beats? I just think it's hard for a poet to go from writing verses to making music. Do you have any background in music? I'm not trying to say you shouldn't do it, I'm just saying it's probably hard as f***...
do it because your passionate about it not for the women. I mean I like guys who are passionate about their future or hobby. I think its cute. And if a women likes you for being a rapper she will not like you when you don't reach the top. So yea it may get you some women, but the only woman who will stick around s the woman who likes you not your career.
The way it started--around the time you were born, give or take--is you would have a party and a dj, and you would rap. Either the crowd sat and stared (you suck) or they got up and danced (you flow).
Some think that with the studio/gangsta/record label sh*t, things have changed. To this head, they haven't. If you're serious, test yourself. Do DJ battles. Do parties. Do live shows. Do clubs. It's like any live act; you have to polish what works and kill what doesn't.
(And for heaven's sake, don't go to one of those teeny-bopper clubs where they play anything and dance to anything. Go where they're serious about hip-hop; you can tell, again, by when they sit down for artists that suck. Those clubs will give you a little constructive criticism with your encouragement, the only way that you'll get good.)
I'm glad you have poems; your notebook will serve you better than anything else, don't forget that. I don't care what production values somebody has or who their agent is--without lyrics, they're sh*t, and I wouldn't waste the water it would take to p*ss on them.
Do you have any idea how many good rappers there are out in the world who will never get noticed by the media or recording labels? Me nether. Some girls like rappers, most are of a certain type, almost all like money and success. If your serious about it, make it an active hobby, but don't go and do anything like quick your day job.
man I know a few things bout the industry. auzzie hip-hop mainly. only top notch sh#! tho. no bitchin with my boyz. can you give us a few lines? or one of your poems? you think your the real deal but so far all talky no walky...