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How do I get famous

I want to be a famous rapper, how do I get there #music

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Sean’s Answer

Hello,


First thing is first, I am not a famous rapper so keep that in mind and take my advice for what it's worth. I have been playing music for many years and have friends who are in hip-hop groups; punk bands; blues etc.I have been on tours, I've been on the radio, commercials, opened up shows, headlined shows, played to 1000+ people and played to 3 people. So I have some knowledge of the industry.


The first thing I would recommend, and I think most people who have "made it" would agree with, don't have your focus be fame. Instead, give yourself the goal of being the best. Figure out what is really important to you and rap about that. Next is to practice, record, practice, record and so on. Then you start performing live - once you start playing with other people you will begin to make connections, some of these connections could get you to the next stage. It's tough work.


There is no easy way to the top, if there was everyone would be there. But if you stay true to yourself, and you work hard, it's a possibility.


Good luck and have a blast.

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Jenny’s Answer

I'm no rapper, nor am I famous, but I would say that the first step to being well known for what you do is to be great at it. Practice and perform as much as you can. Keep writing, keep rapping. Keep constantly learning. Make connections in the industry who can teach you things, get you gigs, or help you succeed. Stay focused, keep your eye out for every opportunity.


Aside from building your performing skills and talent, cultivating your business side will also be useful as you will need to constantly set goals, market yourself, and evaluate what's working and what's not.


Fame is a fickle thing, though, and part of it comes down to luck, and timing. The longer you do something, though, the better your chances are at getting attention for it. Don't give up!

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Nir’s Answer

To be famous you have to get kind of famous.

Wait what? I know, it's confusing. Let me explain.

30 years ago if you wanted to get picked up by a record label you would need to have a great sound, and be lucky enough to be spotted by an AR rep for a big record label. Nowadays, the record labels don't care how much talent you have, they care about the size and passion of your following.
If you have 10,000+ real fans on Instagram for example, you will start to get attention from different record labels and publishing companies.

But how do you get to that number without someone investing in you to get your music out there in people's living rooms and air pods? That is the million dollar question and there is no simple answer.

Here are a few musts though:

1) You must master social media or latch on to someone who does. This means building a brand, posting consistently, being active on other local artist pages, following and unfollowing hundreds if not thousands of people, paying for advertising on occasion. It's time consuming, hard, and expensive at times.

2) Spread the word by mouth. Don't be shy, tell it to everyone you know and ask them to tell all their friends.

3) Put on awesome shows so that people can remember you and have a chance to bring their friends. Plus this is the funnest part by far!

4) Get your music recorded somewhere good and stream it on every platform. Then share it like your life depended on it. Try every way possible to get on important playlists so that new people can hear your music.

It's hard but there are those who have done it so it is possible. You can also always strike gold. I have a friend who teamed up with a singer who independently went viral and their music also kicked off, you never know.
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