You ARE Ready To Be A Famous Rapper… (Maybe)

You ARE Ready To Be A Famous Rapper… (Maybe)

Today, we’re going to lay out three questions that you need to be absolutely SURE you will say yes to if you want to be a famous rapper.

These are questions based on my personal experience having worked with a host of multiplatinum producers, personally speaking with celebrities

And overall interacting with the music industry while living out here in Los Angeles for the better part of a decade.

While the contents of this article are just ONE man’s experience and it’s your responsibility to take action to see if your experience lines up with them…

I truly believe if you say YES to these three questions, you have an EXCELLENT chance of being ready for the famous and fortune of the rap game. 

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1. Do You Enjoy Being The Center of Attention In Any Room You Enter?

As far as personality goes, of all the things I’ve noticed about people I’ve known who were either famous (especially a famous rapper) or would GROW to be famous… 

When it came time to promote themselves or “perform” in any sort of way… 

They came alive and LOVED being the center of attention.

Now, this doesn’t mean that these people were always extroverted and super excited to INTERACT with people…

(We certainly know many celebrities such as Beyonce and Jay-Z who like their private time and space from the media)…

BUT it means that these people are emotionally equipped to turn on that “IT” factor when they need to do… and in fact LOVE doing it.

One of the wildest examples of this is a good friend of mine I knew back in college who was a very studious, book-smart kind of guy…

And over the course of ten years became very well-known in the financial sector…

And when I say well-known I mean he was getting stopped in the street by people in front of the Staples Center (where the Lakers play) after the Rookie All-Star Game last year!

Famous Rapper Lakers
My buddy was recognized at the Staples Center!

Anyway, if you met this guy you wouldn’t necessarily predict he was “famous” by his behavior… 

He was pretty reserved in a college student sort of way…

But anytime people would stop him in the street he would turn into a TOTALLY different person and just BASK in the glory of what he’d accomplished…

I’ve similarly met several major social media influencers (I’m talking 2-3 million or more followers)… 

And I was amazed at how EXCITED they were to talk about how many likes they get, what people are saying in their comments, etc.

I mean these people were OBSESSED with their own celebrity, for better or worse.

I say all this because I find that a lot of artists who watch music education videos online say things about how they’re depressed and nobody likes them and how music is their own love in life…

But then also say they don’t leave the house enough or don’t really socialize much.

I call these people “bedroom rappers” or “bedroom artists”

While I can certainly empathize with how difficult it can be to motivate yourself at times, I can tell you straight up that if you are not SUPER passionate and excited about the prospect of being the CENTER of attention in a given situation… 

It’s unlikely you’re ready to be famous.

2. Are You Obsessed About Improving The Skill You Want To Make You Famous? 

Another common thing I’ve seen in influencers or people that are somewhat famous for whatever skill they’re involved in…

Whether that’s music, movies, entertainment, etc… 

…Is that they talk ALL day long about the next big thing they’re trying to tackle in their career.

One of my best friends is one of the most celebrated trap producers of the last decade and his pure level of single-mindedness around beat making is sickening… (this of course would be a similar work ethic for a famous rapper…)

To this day, even though he’s older than 30 years old, he works on beats for 10-12 hours a day multiple days… every single week.

I know another heralded rapper who mentions how many hours straight he works on songs (usually over 7-8) every time I see him.

If you are a person that might be described as an “obsessive workaholic” when it comes to the music… you’re likely to be ready for the fame and fortune.

Never forget what Kanye asked us back on his debut album… 

“What you know about doing five beats a day for three summers?

That’s a different world like Kree Summers… 

I deserve to do these numbers”

Kanye West, “Spaceship”, 2006
Famous Rapper Kanye
Young Kanye was OBSESSED with making beats

If you’re an artist that wants to up your obsession to make better music while also creating tracks that are guaranteed to be compared to professional level songwriters…

Pick up our free video course “The Top 20 Songwriting Secrets of Full-Time Rappers” which comes with a free audiobook and full-length book as well by clicking HERE.

3. Do You Believe You’re The Smartest Person You Know (At Least Creatively)?

This one is pretty challenging for artists, but I wanted to add it because it’s another thing I’ve noticed a LOT in people who become famous for their art.

What I mean by this is that I find people who are famous for a particular skill are usually ALSO the leaders of a team.

So, behind every great rapper or influencer, there are managers, agents, artwork people, stylists, lawyers, accountants, and so on…

…And the famous people has to preside and make decisions over ALL of these people.

Furthermore, the artist has to make decisions that will affect not only their own life…

But the lives of their team as well… in other words the wrong decision by the artist could affect the families of everyone around them.

Famous Rapper Smart
Do you believe you’re the smartest person in the room?

With this in mind, you can imagine how much pressure the artist is on to make good, smart decisions in their career…

…And in order to make those sound decisions, the artist often has to somewhere secretly believe they are SMART enough to make the right ones.

So, if you are a person that often thinks things like “I know EXACTLY what we should do to promote this…” or “My idea on how to market this is the BEST one I’ve heard all day…”

It’s likely you’ll be ready for the pressures of fame and fortune.

If, on the other hand, you often question yourself or change decisions frequently, that is definitely a point of leadership you want to work on before chasing the glitz and the glamour…

Because once you’re dealing with the pressures of fame… it will be TWICE as hard to develop that skill when you need it.

CONCLUSION 

Let’s review the three questions you NEED to say yes to if you want to be famous…

1. Do You Enjoy Being The Center of Attention In Any Room You Enter?

Regardless of if you are introverted in your personal time, if you can say “yes” to the fact you truly “COME ALIVE” when the spotlight is on you… that’s a good sign you’re ready for this game as a famous rapper.

2. Are You Obsessed About Improving The Skill You Want To Make You Famous? 

The most well-known people in almost any field are truly “obsessive workaholics” and are constantly thinking about improving their skills. 

If you’re interested in developing your abilities in this way as it relates to songwriting, pick up our free in-depth video course, “The Top 20 Songwriting Secrets of Professional Rappers” by clicking HERE.

3. Do You Believe You’re The Smartest Person You Know (At Least Creatively)?

The pressures of fortune and fame require you to have a team around you that you will ultimately have to make decisions for. If you are confident in your intelligence to make sound decisions and can say, “yes” to this question, it’s a great sign you’re ready for that pressure.

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