Have you ever wanted to know how to have powerful stage presence as a rapper? Have you ever wanted to have the crowd in awe of you when performing on stage? Well in this post I want to tell you about 5 crucial keys to awesome stage presence! Continue reading
When it comes to becoming a rapper, producer, performer or achieving any dream for that matter, the nature vs nurture argument often comes into play.
As we come to the nature vs nurture argument I often debate with people as to whether rapping ability is something you’re born with. I would at some degree say yes it is but not to the same degree a lot of other people think. The gender and race you are born is purely down to nature. The same goes for the place you were born and who your parents are. These are things completely out of your control. I would also argue that it is the same case for the majority of your desires. Where I will say the nurture side of the argument comes into play is when it comes to what you decide to do with these desires and your natural disposition. There are a lot of things that are predestined in your life but despite that there is a lot of room for movement. Continue reading
How can an artist be unique? In this day and age it seems like a difficult task amongst the vast array of artists out there.
By unique I mean the ability to stand out amongst the other artists. In many cases innovating and bringing something new to one’s creative endeavour. Much like the development of a new genre of music. Or the pushing of the boundaries of a particular genre by taking it in a new creative direction. Continue reading
Well I’m delighted to tell you I have some zombie album photos as the artwork for Lord of the Dead is nearly finished!!
A couple of months ago we went to a fantastic woodland area not too far from where I live called Spinney Hollow. This proved to be the best area to film the zombie album cover. Thanks to the awesome Rob Luckins with his masterful photographing abilities and the help of everybody else that contributed by doing makeup, zombieing up and provided substantial amounts of tea and biscuits, this proved to be a day well spent! Continue reading
To sample or not to sample?…… That is the question??
Sampling has long been considered the bedrock of hip hop production. Not to mention an integral part of a lot of dance music, drum & bass, and trip hop.
The vast majority of hip hop classics we love have used samples of other people’s work. Yet it seems there is an ever increasing threat of a lawsuit being brought to an artist that chooses to use samples of other peoples work without clearance. As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult to produce hip hop in this sample based manner. Continue reading
“No more role models up in here….” said Skinnyman on his classic song ‘No Big Ting’.
We all have role models whether it’s a parent, a friend we admire ,or a celebrity. But let’s put these people into perspective. They are only human, just like us! We can admire them, but we must realise that they are not us and it is not our job to become them either. They are merely a reflection of the likeable side of ourselves. They show us what we are capable of as human beings and give us an idea of how we can have and do the things they do and have in their lives. Continue reading