What do you think is a more important characteristic of a successful beat maker or hip
hop artist, talent or desire? Do you have talent? Are you good at laying down beats
that people love to listen to? Do your friends tell you that you should sell your stuff to
a major artist because it sounds so good?
Believe it or not, the biggest reason people make it in the beat making industry is not
because of their talent. The biggest reason someone becomes famous as a rap
instrumentals and beat maker is because of their desire and persistance.
Not enough is said about a relentless pursuit of your dream in helping you reach the
top of your trade. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you give up easily no
one will ever know your name and you won't make a dime.
Here is a promise to you. If you have any skills at all in the area of making beats and
other instrumental sounds, you can make a living in the music production industry...if
you really WANT to. If you can understand the power of relentless desire in the
pursuit of your dream, you will get better at what you do and people will begin to take
The problem with most people who "think" they "need a break", is that they don't
understand how important it is to persevere. If you were to ask any major beat maker
how long it took them to reach their current level of success, you would hear the same
thing every time. There were so many times that they wanted to give up. They didn't
think anyone appreciated their skill. They were discouraged and on the verge of losing
hope many times. But they would not stop.
Desire, when it is focused and unrelenting, will propel you to your goal. Don't ever
stop moving toward your dream of making beats that sells, and especially, don't let
lack of resources stop you. If you really want to make it in the music recording
In this age of online resources and modern technology, if someone has a strong desire
to make beats that sell, and applies the discipline necessary to work through to the
point of high creativity, the resources are available.
The fact of the matter is that 99% of wannabe musicians will never make it big. That
is because of a victim mentality. They give into this thought that tells them life isn't
fair and unless they get a big break like so and so, they can't make it.
The reason so and so, got a big break was because of tremendous discipline and hard
work. You can get your big break the same way. It's the only way. Talent is cheap and
lots of people have it. People that will never be known have it. Talent is important to
your beat making career but not as important as a relentless dedication to reaching