guide for hip hop hopefuls (circa 1995)

Do you have a track?
Stereo or multi-track ?
If you do, how long is it ?
Are there any drops in the track?
Do you want to add any sounds to the track?
If you don’t, how do you want to get a track done?
Do you know your raps?
Do you have them memorized?
Do you know how long they are?
Have you practiced the rap with a track?
Can you do a double ?
Do you have your ad libs written?
Do you have an order of rappers?
Do you know how long the hooks are?
Do you have friends who come to sessions and talk all the time and interfere with the flow?
Do you get too high to think straight?
Do you realize making recordings is work and you must be focused on your job?
Do you know that it takes time to make something great?
Do you know that even the best artists don’t get it right the first time?
Do you think your favorite CD’s were done in an hour?
Do you realize that it takes time to set up equipment and that things just don’t happen as fast as you want them to and that happens in EVERY studio.
The studio is a laid back place, where you must be patient then be ready to strike when it’s your turn at the mic.
Studios cost money.
People who help you cost money.Do you have a track?
Stereo or multi-track ?
If you do, how long is it ?
Are there any drops in the track?
Do you want to add any sounds to the track?
If you don’t, how do you want to get a track done?
Do you know your raps?
Do you have them memorized?
Do you know how long they are?
Have you practiced the rap with a track?
Can you do a double ?
Do you have your ad libs written?
Do you have an order of rappers?
Do you know how long the hooks are?
Do you have friends who come to sessions and talk all the time and interfere with the flow?
Do you get too high to think straight?
Do you realize making recordings is work and you must be focused on your job?
Do you know that it takes time to make something great?
Do you know that even the best artists don’t get it right the first time?
Do you think your favorite CD’s were done in an hour?
Do you realize that it takes time to set up equipment and that things just don’t happen as fast as you want them to and that happens in EVERY studio.
The studio is a laid back place, where you must be patient then be ready to strike when it’s your turn at the mic.
Studios cost money.
People who help you cost money.