Starting your rap career isn’t always going to be easy. It requires discipline, research, and hard-work. Emerging rap artists in Baltimore have the unique advantage of living in a city that is becoming more and more well-known for its musical talent. Take advantage of the world of technology we live in with your social media accounts. Show consistency and dedication in your work. Know who you’re dealing with when it comes to the production of your music.
Your social media presence is a large part of communicating with your audience. Of course, your songs and lyrics are what you want them to become interested in, but a lot of times, members of your audience might start following you on Instagram before they hear your music. Social media moves very quickly, so build your visibility on as many social media platforms as you can. Instagram and YouTube are great ways to maximize visibility. The more followers you get, don’t be afraid to ask them to “like” and to “share” your pictures and videos. The more your followers spread the word, the more followers you will ultimately have.
Knowing and trusting your producer is a huge part of the start of your rap career. The reason why Drake has become the huge success that he is now is because he has one producer that has made his sound what it is today. Working with a production team that understands what you’re music should sound like and helps you progress as a musician is key.
Be Willing to Do the Work
The hardest part, of course, is doing the actual work. If you want to make it big in the music industry, you have to be willing to sit down and write. You should be writing all the time. Practice makes perfect applies to every part of your music, especially lyric writing. Be willing to work on your delivery, meet people, make connections, set up gigs, etc. All of this is done by putting in the time and being personable with everyone you come across.
Keep Up with En La Calle Records
At En La Calle, we lay down tracks that tell the stories of what life is like here in Charm City. All of our artists bring something different to the table. We don’t follow any “formulas” to create our art. So, if you want to listen to some talented artists who keep it real, follow En La Calle. Check out our music here or search on iTunes for En La Calle Records and you’ll see why we’re different. To see more of what we’re up to and listen to more of our tracks, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.