Make Your Own Beats
If you are an artist trying to establish a music career you must never abandon the urge to make your own beats. In as much as it might seem difficult, it is not. Skill takes time and if you feel you have the patience to wait until you start making good instrumentals, then go for it; there are so many benefits that come with learning a skill.
You Grow As An Artist
There is nothing in music that helps you mature as an artist than trying to make your own beats. The process itself incorporates your emotions at each moment of your life and you just have to switch on your computer and relay those emotions instantly. This adds a personal feel to your music and your music develops character. So whenever you listen to your music at a later stage, you can actually relate to what you were going through at a particular time and people will do so as well. As time goes by you will actually start becoming a musician with character, as opposed to a musician whose character and music are determined by the emotions of a beat maker who makes beats for them.
Buying Beats Is Expensive
When your rapping career is still in fledgling form, it is going to be very difficult to buy beats to use for your songs. At a time when you might be struggling financially, this can be very damaging to your self-esteem and your drive. However, if you make your own beats you will never have to buy beats from anyone and at the end of the day you could actually start selling your instrumentals. And there is no telling if the instrumentals you have bought are going to bring in monetary returns at the end of the day. The only real time not to make your own beats is when you are popular and you know you are going to sell anyway, no matter what.
You Can Structure Your Beats According To Your Style
A lot of rappers and musicians may never admit to this, but beat makers sometimes do not have an idea of what you are really expecting from an instrumental. Of course a producer will ask you questions on what you want in a beat, but 60% of the time he does not really hit the spot and you end up having to compromise. This simple flaw can actually affect your music negatively as you will simply be trying to fit your music into a beat you do not feel.
And as you make a beat you can also time the breaks and the silences according to different phases of your written songs. There is also nothing as irritating as buying a beat which turns out to be longer or shorter than the song you intend to lace on the beat. The result of a beat which is too short is that your music will be ‘squeezed’, and if it is too short you might end up adding unnecessary fine touches that will be out of touch with the song’s theme. So make your own beats and determine the direction of your music whichever way you want it to go.