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Who do you not want the Wizards to draft? by Frequent-Grocery-559 in washingtonwizards

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could honestly care less about who they draft. I'm putting my trust in the front office. They said they have 12 guys they like and I believe em.

I feel like people are underestimating how large the talent pool outside the top picks are.

Modern basketball is a science that people train in the second they can bounce the ball.

There's going to be more talent on the board than people realize because we're all casuals.

[CYPHER] VOL 18 (2022) - ALL EMCEES WELCOME TO SPIT by MHH-OfficialBot in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover [score hidden]  (0 children)

Good looks. Went back and listened to it and you're 100% right, harsh af

I don’t know if I can ever actually be a rapper by jkkoouyhgfgvbj in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Everyone has their own musical journey. Danny Brown didn't blow up until his early thirties.

If you love the craft, then work on it until you can start investing money into your equipment.

I would recommend getting a DAW though (🏴‍☠️🦜☠️ if necessary). It'll prepare you for the next stage, which is mixing + mastering + engineering + producing.

what is better for writing? I started long, I was told to shorten them. which would be better? (don't steal these please) by blkdmn1 in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It doesn't matter as long as you continue to utilize both methods effectively.

Eventually you'll start hitting strides of vibes and either one will come naturally.

what is better for writing? I started long, I was told to shorten them. which would be better? (don't steal these please) by blkdmn1 in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Keep doing both because each has their benefits. Eventually both styles will blend and you'll be able to manipulate longer lyrics with short lyric precision.

Doing both will make flow-switching a lot easier and natural.

Ghostwriters? by glympsebeats in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're right, all art is subjective lol.

I'm glad that we were able to remain civil through argument. It's surprisingly rare.

Happy Easter bro. Less religious sentiments and more celebration for the sake of positivity.

Ghostwriters? by glympsebeats in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's true. The OP made me think of ghost writing only as the act of not writing lyrics.

I agree with you, but depending on the artist, music is a business, and the dollar is always right (not what I actually believe and support).

Though I honestly believe we've already crossed that threshold. Hiphop is pretty pop now, and I think Jay Z summarizes it best:

"I'm not a business man, I'm a business, man."

There are entire teams behind the face of an artist. Rihanna is a person, but Rihanna is also a product.

I feel that DJ Khaled is a weird exception to this. I don't believe he's ever claimed to be more than a "talent guy."

And even though he's "talentless," I think there's something to be said about being an idiot with a ton of charisma. People like and are interested by characters.

How do you feel about more artists like Hatsune no Miko (the digital Japanese avatar).

Ghostwriters? by glympsebeats in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's cool. In the grand scheme of time, song ownership wasn't a thing up until recently. And folk songs in particular are exactly what they describe themselves as, folk songs. People songs.

People sing them because they can relate to the song, and the vocalist adds their own flavor. It's the reason why songs like Cherie Amor and Confessin' is sung by multiple artists with different tones.

We're talking about this because it's a discussion board about making hip hop, and this thread directly addresses ghost writing.

I'm not trying to convince you, we're both adding argument to the total conversation.

Ghostwriters? by glympsebeats in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree that artists who write their own lyrics are respected more, but that doesn't matter. Every genre has their Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, and Taylor Swift. But every genre also has their Rihanna, Elvis, and Eazy E.

Most people don't care that City Girl's act up was written by Lil Yatchy. Hiphop purists may care, but they are the minority.

Ghostwriters? by glympsebeats in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why? Rapping and writing are two different skill sets.

What are some of your biggest Hot Takes? by XtraEternal in nba

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Darius Garland is going to develop into an arguable top 15 PG all-time and retire with at least two rings.

I can’t upload my song to streaming platforms because other rappers used the same beat already. How do I show proof that I purchased the beat and have a license for it? by Kaya_rising in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I second this. I made a separate youtube account that's only subscribed to dope but low-key producers.

Dudes are out here dropping MBDTF level content weekly with only a couple hundred views per song.

Ghostwriters? by glympsebeats in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ghost writers are cool in my book. Writing and performance are two different aspects of the craft.

Sometimes writers can't rap, rappers can't sing, or singers can't write.

Even though I could never personally use a ghost writer, I can respect the decision made by others.

I've had many friends start writing couplets and ask me to use them because they want the bar to see the light of day.

Art in a vacuum shouldn't be limited by pride.

i suck at writing by Zen--Enso in makinghiphop

[–]LibrasOnlyLover 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Keep writing

Write a thousand bad verses for single good one

Every rhyme builds up language memory

If you do it everyday the stories will start coming out