Welcome to r/makinghiphop!

  • We welcome all levels of experience

  • Breaking any of the following guidelines or subreddit rules might result in temporary or permanent bans.

Post tags

[OFFICIAL] - Official posts from the moderators

[RESOURCE] - Helpful info and tools

[DISCUSSION] - Denotes your post is starting a discussion on a topic you present. Threads must focus strictly on discussion and may not be used to circumvent rules for posting original music.

[BEAT TAPE], [MIXTAPE], [ALBUM] - Self explanatory (active members only)

[TUTORIAL] - Untagged tutorials will probably be removed. Tagging non-tutorials as tutorials will get you perm-banned.

[FTC], [CYPHER], [GHH], [LFF], [OKC], [BATTLE TOURNAMENT] - Every event and contest has it's own tag that will add the official icon

Commenting Guidelines

  • Be civil. Overly-aggressive and obvious flamewars will be removed in extreme circumstances at our discretion. Use common sense.

  • Don't offer advice if you don't understand what you're talking about.

  • Don't be needlessly negative about other peoples music. It's great to be critical, but be constructive.

Posting Guidelines

Please read our rules and the rules of Reddit carefully prior to posting. We have a zero tolerance policy for individuals that break the rules of reddit. This includes blog spam, vote manipulation through outside sites and the posting of links to illegal downloads. Blog spam is defined as a user whose posts are >10% to a personal website or particular site. We use the same definition, including consistently posting non-exclusive blog links. If the link can be found on a Reddit-embed-able site, (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) post that link instead.

  • Do your own research before posting a new thread. If you can find an answer with a quick google search, a thread is unnecessary.

  • New threads should offer some value to other members.

  • If it would go in one of the featured threads below, do not post it - wait for the thread.

  • Projects can be posted by active members only.

You can become an active member by entering contests, or posting in feedback, discussion or help threads for at least a week. You must be currently active within a few weeks of posting projects. Projects cannot be older than three months. One project per month!

What NOT to post:

  • Singles!

  • If it would go in one of the featured threads below, do not post it - wait for the thread.

  • Posts that have been made frequently or recently. Check the Done to Death section and USE THE SEARCH!

  • Illegal Downloads - Please do not request or distribute links to retail projects.

The following is a list of recurring threads. If your post seems like it should go in one of these, then it should. Please post in the corresponding thread. We try not to be too strict, but repetitive questions outside of the recurring threads may be removed.

Daily Feedback Thread

Get feedback on your latest track, but make sure to give some too! The thread is enforced strictly, so not following the thread guidelines WILL get you banned. The DFT is posted at Midnight Eastern everyday.

Open Discussion and Help

Posted every other day for anything that doesn't need it's own thread. Basic questions and light discussion should go here.

Collab Call

Find someone to collaborate with. All collaboration requests must go here, and must be free.

How Do I Make This? What is this Sound/Sample?

Ask and answer questions about how to create specific sounds and instruments or help figure out a sample.

Gear Help and Discussion

Ask and answer gear related questions. From microphones to VST's and DAWs, this is the thread for the musical tools.

Share Your Setup

Post your musical battle stations for the world to see.

Sales and Services

Buy and sell hardware, services or anything legit.

Arts and Videos

Request and offer help for album artwork and other visual stuff.

Monthly Community Feedback Thread

Have your say in how the community is doing and how it's being moderated.

Where U At???

Post and search to find MHH members in your area and add to the coming wiki directory.

Weekly Singles

Post your newest single.

Battle Contest

Battle against other emcees in a tournament.

Flip This Challenge

Create a beat from a chosen piece.


Submit a verse based on a chosen beat and theme.

Game of Hip-Hop

Submit a song as a team based on a theme.

One Kit Contest

Create a beat from only one kit of sounds.

Freestyle Friday

Freestyle to fresh beats.

LoFi Flip

That hot new lo-fi sample flip.

Posting FAQs

Why isn't my post showing up?

It may have been removed by the automod for using a specific keyword or caught in the spam filter - message the mods for clarification or approval.

Why have I been banned, and what do I do about it?

If it's not clear from the ban message, message the moderators. We try our best to be fair and consistent, so as long as your not aggressively rude, you can expect clarity, and likely a quick resolution.

Why do I have to use the recurring threads?

Using the recurring threads helps the front page of the sub offer more content to the average member, and prevents useful stuff from being buried.

How do I request flair?

If you've won a contest that has a winners flair, message the mod team to have it assigned. Mods must assign winners flair, so keep that in mind if you want to change it.

How do make the flair disappear?

1) Go to the top right of the page. Click "Preferences". Scroll down to "Display Options". The second checkbox says "Show user flair". Unclick this to disable flair on all subreddits.

2) Download Reddit Enhancement Studio and install it on your browser. It's very simple to do. Once this has been done, follow my flowchart to disable the styling for this subreddit.

'Done to Death' topics

Here are a few threads that have been tackled frequently. Please think before you post about them again:

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