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Really good stuff Mike. I'm generally a fan of what Milwaukee hip hop has going on right now and I'm happy to add you to the list of people to keep an eye on. I will say this, be careful not to rely too heavy on samples in your production. I'm not speaking to the amount of samples used, but rather sample use in general. If you want your music on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music you have to claim you have copyright ownership and control. That means you have to clear samples. Sometimes it's really easy, but more often than not its a pain in the ass. Avoid them if you can. Other than that I really enjoyed the song and look forward to listen to the rest of the tape.
This is really good. I dont say that lightly. i hear a ton of hip-hop/rap where the beat isnt half as good as this. and your flow is really strong too. love some of the rhymes. The part that starts at :47 is especially clever (... "without a plan you plan to fail"). Also "using beats to teach what teachers aint taught." some great ideas and conceots your exploring here and your ambition and focus on self-empowerment generally comes across as inspiring. On the feedback side, there's a couple of things that could make this track pop much more. I think you need to play with varying your tempos and sounds; as much as i like the groove youve laid down, and as much as i like your flow, both start to get a bit same-y by the end of the track--a little monotonous. check out and think about what some other great rappers have done with this idea: holding a pause, wrapping an extra syllable into the next bar, etc. I'm not saying you should do these things specifically. I'm suggesting you should find a way to break up the track and the flow a little more than you do. Maybe pop out the hook or chorus a little more, maybe work an interesting textural sound in (whistle, clap, bell, etc) at a certain repeated point that makes sense. A lot of this feedback depends on what it is you're shooting for, though. If your goal is just to drop the smartest rhymes you can over a good beat and make something that sounds good for the underground, i think you've got it. If you want something that feels like it fits in with other hit tracks right now, i'd spend some time listening to whatever you think is hot and charting right now, and ask yourself what part of it is most addicting. This DOESNT mean try to sound like everyone else. It means study the mysterious science of hits a bit, and figure out some approaches and techniques that would work with your unique voice. Cant stress enough though: there's a lot to like about this track. You have skills as a producer and a rapper. Keep on working at it. Hit me up if you have any further questions. And good luck!
Honestly I had no idea what to expect. Milwaukee is not the first place I think of when it pertains to Hip-Hop. But this record is straight drop. I can tell that your a student of the game while also keeping it in the present. The bars are definitely there, you kind of remind me of a young Wale before he went mainstream, when he was rocking out in the go-go clubs spitting bars. I look forward to your project. If you need help digitally promoting this feel free to hit me up and we can put together a plan.