1. MAKE GOOD MUSIC
Most rappers are too careless when it comes to choice of beats. Beats do matter alot. It is with utmost disdain whenever I listen to a hardcore music coupled wich rich lyrics on a poor beat.
Having dope and cool lyrics plus nice flows do not create an automacy for people to like your song(s).
However, I’ll advice you to select a wonderful beat, modify it, before you go to record your rich lyrics.
Note: Most times, it sounds very unpleasant when you keep hitting punch lines from the start to the end of a song.
Give your punch lines time to sink into the listeners mind, with a follow up of hot but simple lyrics.
2. ALWAYS BE VERSATILE
Let’s take Olamide or Phyno for an instance; Olamide always show people his capability and capacity in being versatile.
Have in mind that there’s nothing wrong being a rapper, and at same time make RnB songs or party/afro songs.
Being a good and versatile rapper gives you great edge over others.
3. PASSING A MESSAGE
Have you ever taken time to think of why most foreign rappers like J.cole and Kendrick Lamar became famous and successful? The main reason is that they always pass a message in their song(s).
It must’nt be a motivational or inspirational message. Don’t just spit “barz”, tell interesting, true life or framed up stories with your rap music, it makes your lyric and music flows more intresting.
Don’t misunderstand me, there is actually nothing wrong with dropping punch lines or barz as you may call it, but just ensure that you have a message(s) that you’re passing to your listeners.
4 .BE CONTROLVERSAL
Rap music bocome more interesting when two good rappers lyrically goes against each other.
I do not mean you should start up beefs with co-rappers, rather that you should be very confident and capable to face, with a goal to win any rap battle or challenge per say.
This is one of the major routes to gain mega attention(s) in the rap music industry, but never take it far like beefing someone who you know is far ahead of you.
For instance, you can’t just try to beef Vector Tha Viper, doing this may earn you a result or reply which may discourage / endup your rap career.
This is not just because that he’s better off than you are, but however, due to the great number of fans fully supporting him.