Sunday, May 26, 2013

Social Media Tips for Musicians

  Think of creative ways to Hunt down your fans!
You must be willing to go out and hunt for your audience, we all know by now the power of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Now it's time for you to start tapping into that power by hunting down your fans. Search out the artist and bands you sounds like and reach out the their fans. If you sound like Chris Brown--go find him on twitter, then go to his fans and tweet them your links. The idea is to give yourself a better chance at getting to the people who are into your style of music.  
If you sound like Jay-Z, get on Youtube and go to his videos and leave comment and interact with his fans. Chances are if you leave sincere comments and ask, people will check out your channel and maybe subscribe as well. This is something I'm just now realizing more and more myself, but it's the love for music that is the common ground that connects artist and fan.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Who Is Peter Parker 513?

The Independent International hustler!! haha pls say the 513!!!! 
                It's messages like this that keep me going! big S/O to my boyz!   @TsubasaLizuka! 
 "hi, I am tsubasa, Japanese.I am DJ in Japan n boy!@you gave me your demo in front of chinese theater. I really like your style, Chillin, Jazzy n makes me relaxed. I couldnt understand perfectly what you rap, but I did feel it. thats badass. I'm still in LA, but can i spin your shits at clubs in Tokyo after going back to Japan! "

S/O to my Brother! @Shanou Balafre 

  " I saw you on Hollywood Blv last year, I took a picture with you and and I gave you 10$ for you CD! I'm still listening right now and I live in France, I shared it with my friends and they all love it! People listen to you all over France, in Canada and all that, so keep up the good work, peace! "
"Wow brother I'm so touched by you sharing my picture! I mean all what you say is so true, it's touchy, it makes you think twice before being an idiot! The lyrics are beautiful, the beats are great, the clips are cool, now in France everybody as heard of Peter Parker, of 513, of Ohio and of Cincinnati. I listen to it in my car, when I'm at work in my headphones, when I'm in a party I put 513 at the maximum volume! Haha you know what I mean, I'm not affraid of saying that I'm one of your biggest fans bruh, as I said keep up the good work and whenever you'll have a bad time, say to yourself that lots of people including me think of you every single day, and that at all hours people are listening to your tracks! 

" The more money more problems and don't solve them it don't change ♪ " #PeterParker513 #Likethispagebitches"

Saturday, May 11, 2013

How And Why Do Rappers Count Bars?

At this point my single biggest goal as a rapper is to study and perfect my craft. I feel that in order for me to get to the next level in my career, I must master the flow.
People often tell me how much they love my rhymes but it sound more like poetry. This is something that bothers me a lil, but because I know that although rap and poetry come from the same family they are very different in one major way; the flow of a good rap song must be in perfect timing with the beat. Keeping all this in mind I've come to the conclusion that the best way to master flow is to master the art of counting bars. Bars are a way of measuring time in music. From my understanding, in almost all hip hop songs one bar is four beats. Fortunately, counting bars is a skill that can be learned. Here's a picture I took on my iPhone of a flow diagram from an awesome book called "HOW TO RAP" by Paul Edwards and the grand father of hip hop,  KOOL G RAP. The numbers 1..2..3..4 along the top of the diagram represent the beats in the music and each line represents a new bar. Remembering that every four beats of a song is one bar, you can see how being able to count them will allow mc's to better plan out lyrics and organize where the most potent punch lines will go. Still, all this is definitely easier to talk about than done, but I guess that's why we respect the great rappers so much. I hope this can be of some help to you and pls stay on the lookout for the evolution of my flow.

Friday, May 3, 2013

How To Be A Successful Karmaloop Rep?

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Practice What You Preach! lol