Hip Hop Beats Reality – Part One
This is a true story I’ve experienced last year. I have changed the names but I can confirm this has really happened. MC Steven is a young an upcoming hip hop artist. He had some beats, but does not really have the money to book a studio. He came in contact with Jack, who owns a small studio and this Jack offers him an amazing deal: MC Steven can work on his beats for free in the studio, Jack will help him to record and mix his hip hop vocals to this beats and Jack will become his publisher that will help him to find records labels and compilation albums to promote his music.
MC Steven is impressed: finaly someone that believes in him and that is fully supportive and all that for free. MC Steven signs a one paper publishing contract in which Jack and MC Steven agree to work together for three years. MC Steven is the happiest man on earth, he got signed and the future looks brighter that ever. Even YOU may think while reading this: “well that MC Steven is a lucky guy! I wish I was him. What a beautiful story”.
But the story goes on. MC Steven is not convinced about Jacks technical skills in the studio and the beats they come up with. But that’s not a problem for Jack. In fact, he fully agrees to the idea of working with other beat makers and producers. I got in contact with MC Steven through a mutual friend, and heard some of his demos. His work was not bad at all and contained quite some good ideas. We started to work together online first, MC Steven lives about two hours from my home, and later we recorded in my studio a song called “Hip Hop Beat Reality” (again the title has been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty). MC Steven had told me about his publisher Jack who was so supportive to him. Jack has heard a demo of our song ‘Hip Hop Beat Reality”’ before I’ve made the final mix. He really liked it and was convinced it has potential. I was happy for MC Steven: Jack agreed to use his full network to support the song.
If you wonder how this real life story goes you should check out the next blogpost.
Check it out here: part 2 – The Rap (or crap) Publisher?
In the meanwhile,
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