A lot of artists have 100 plus songs under their belt and still wonder why they haven’t got “on” yet.
So until you know that you’ve found your sound as an artist, don’t try to knock out as many songs as you can in one studio session. Find one record (at a time) that you love, and perfect it. It only takes one hit. ?
Brand yourself. Find ways to separate yourself from the rest. Have a personality that doesn’t distract from your music, but rather compliments it, and ultimately attracts more fans.
Ms. Cardi B is a prime example! People fell in love with Cardi’s unfiltered persona on TV and social media, and when people started to listen to her music, they were pleasantly surprised. Not only that, once Cardi started gaining some heavy clout, she NEVER changed — and people love her even more for that!
And what about Blac Youngsta?
His Instagram videos are beyond hilarious, and even if we don’t get what he’s talking about half the time, he makes us laugh, and we continue to go back to his Insta for more. Best believe, when he drops any posts about his music, that we’re here for that too!
#WordToTheWise is brand yourself as an ARTIST, your music and image goes hand and hand.
As Sure Shot’s own solo effort – The Designer Tapes Volume 1 – gets ready to hits the masses, the Amityville MC enlists his Dunbar partner Bunchy Cartier & Rap’s New Generation signee UFO Fev for “Da Munny.” Brought to life by Theme Music Josh production, a mainstay for Dunbar (see any prior Dunbar / Sure Shot releases), the engineering efforts of Craig “Semi” Mitchell (think “Panda”, anything current from Jim Jones, Trav MBB, etc), & the beautiful director work from Mastermind Media. Collecting all three artists entourage in a room for the occasion of letting their audience know straight up – we don’t take breaks (from da munny)!
@SureShotTD, @LucasPoppins, @DunbarRecords, @UFOFev
Already a fixture on the New York music scene, Queens native Mike Classic looks to up the ante with his latest visual for “Woosah.” Directed by RonalD Reid, the clip finds the singer-rapper handling some unfinished business alongside a female companion. The track, which is produced by KAui, was released almost one year ago and went viral after Bryson Tiller posted the tune on social media. From there it was off to the races as Mike Classic eventually collaborated with the likes of French Montana and Jadakiss, while also garnering spins on New York radio stations Hot 97, Power 105 and internationally via Ebro on Beats1. Currently, “Woosah,” has garnered 1.6M streams across all platforms.
Mike Classic had this to say about the visual: “With this video I wanted to embody nonjudgmental love, and pure vibes. We tend to see people only skin deep, not knowing that change is a possibility with the proper people and proper surroundings. Sometimes all it takes is a conversation, sometimes a night out – in this case, a rhythm you can kickback & relax too. Woosah…