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Well shot visual. I think the message is there in the record but better execution is needed. Especially on the hook. There was not a lot of distinction between the hook and the verses. Consider changing up the music or your vocals there so it can feel like a noticeable change of pace.
First off well shot visual. Dope storyline as well. Showcases the city well. I like the song as well. You have a unique voice that works well for standing out amongst the competition. The best advice I could give you on how to gain exposure would be to look in a few publicist. Make sure you get references and they do more than blast a link of your visual to your contacts. You need to go on a campaign that allows people to see and hear your story.
I like the sound of this one. Its sonically unique. I will say the rapping caught me off guard, but in a good way. It was unexpected and served as a pleasant surprise that made me want to continue to listen. I would suggest some different artwork. I don't think it really serves the song any justice. Its not as inviting. Because there is such a wide range on the sound, there are a few places to go for promotion. I would suggest a visual that keeps the same allure as the song itself. Play into that mystery.
The bars are there. This is a good start. There are a few places where the flow tends to get a bit shaky, but I think this will progress over time. I will say focus on a better recording. The record is not mixed well and at times feels like everything was done in one take. I think if you work on a few minor details then the music will grow. I see the voice already cuts through the record and that's great, especially since this is your first real recording. I would try to experiment in how you use your voice. Switch up the flow from time to time, etc. Overall I think you on your way to something. As far as how to promote, I would start with the artwork. Even though this is a very familiar scene from the movie, it has nothing about you or your music. This is imperative. I should at least see the artwork and know who you are. If I saw this picture, I would immediately think of Set It Off and not Young K.
The bars are definitely there on this one. I'm not a huge fan of remixes, however this one is not as familiar to everyone and can even get confused as an original piece. I would like to hear a few more melodies throughout the record. I think that would grab the listeners a little more. Some things to consider: The record will give you some initial attention, but I don't know how far a remix like this can reach. What is your purpose for this record? I'm not sure if it has replay value. That could be because of the beat. Maybe think about remixing the beat. Overall I think its a cool record with good bars. The key is figuring out how to keep people listening to this type of "remix".
The hook is SUPER catchy. I would like to hear the vocals a little cleaner and tighter, but it works for the type of record it is. To be completely honest I didn't really catch much of the verses, I was just ready for that hook to come back in. I don't rock with the bridge portion. Those vocals could be better. Maybe try using an effect there. As far as the mix, the hi hats could be turned down a bit. They are a little overpowering. Also the vocal stacks clash at times. Maybe turn a few of them down and tuck them a bit more. Overall the idea is there definitely. I think if you focus on a better mix and fine tuning your vocals you may be on to something.
I like the feel of this one. Reminds me of reflection riding down the street in a drop top something. Great vibes. I would say clean the mix a little. Vocals are a little low for my liking. I would say you need a visual to help tell this story. This song is all about a vibe and that vibe needs to pop out of the screen whenever the video is done. This has to be an experience for the listener. The song along is dope but a compelling visual will really sell it. Like I said before, just think a sunny location and a classic car. Nothing new but an old school that is clean.
I'm rocking with this one. Love the message and the beat is hard. I would definitely rethink the mix on this one though. Some of your adlib vocals and stacks are slightly louder than I would like. I believe it takes away from the record in some places. Even though this is a record of just rapping, I feel with the right visual you can grab some attention. I would say something more thought provoking and not your typical "in an empty church talking to the cross" type visual. Go a bit deeper and definitely look into a graphic artist again for the artwork. You want your artwork to tell a story and make people want to listen to your music. Think of your artwork as cliffnotes. A brief summary of your music that make me want to either hear more and tell me everything I need to know before pressing play. Overall good record. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
I think this is a good record to catch someone's attention. People are familiar with this being Beyonce's single, therefore you have people attention once they press play. However I would take in consideration that the reach of the record is limited. What gives me the incentive as a consumer to listen to "another Formation remix"? How do you leverage this for more music? The mix of the record sounds good and I think you are rapping well and have a good message. I would like to make a suggestion with the artwork. Its doesn't grab my attention. I would look for a graphic designer to come up with something that will make me want to click on your music. Other than that, I think you are headed in the right direction.
Thanks for reaching out. The record is cool. I think you can reach a certain market with it. The mix is good and the hook is catchy. I will say that the record doesn't stand out from something we're used to hearing on the radio. That's not necessarily a bad thing but just know that you may run into obstacles when people ask for your own sound. As far as marketing your record, I heard you mention vaping. That's a huge market and you should use that to your advantage. Try throwing your own shows and do a vaping competition. Make that your whole persona. Reach out to local vape companies and ask them for support. Start small, maybe a local club you frequent and push it from there.
The topic is very relatable. People want to quit their jobs everyday. This can be motivational. I would get a better mix of this record. The bass is too loud. Very catchy hook though. Can see this playing in the club every night. As far as promoting maybe think about an impactful visual showing people of different walks of life who are fed up with their jobs.
I think that the positive message in this record can reach millions of people. I love the instrumentation and chorus. I believe Dr John DeMartini delivers a great message, however there is too much focus on what he is saying rather than on the chorus itself. The chorus should be the focus on this record. Its strong and catchy. Not really a radio record, but I can hear this song being played in movies and commercials. Other than that I like what I hear and appreciate the fact that you are choosing to push culture forward by connecting people through music and love.