We back again it’s your boys ULwaz No Makhula and this is LnM show. We always here for any particular topic music related to help you maneuver your stumbling blocks as you move forward to your career and we hope it’s a career not a hobby. Now for most artists unable to write a song is a normal thing while it’s not suppose to be like that and worse in a group it’s definitely shouldn’t happen cause you helping each other coming up with concepts. Now before we get to the 1st point we will like you to subscribe on your channel and thank you if you already did, then press the notification bell to get informed every time we post a new video. We all know you should always learn in order to grow and now school systems are irrelevant for that that why we are here and other billion people to share info for free.
- 1 If you have a dope beat you won’t experience writers block.
You cannot, I repeat you cannot play a dope beat and don’t vibe with it or sing along like you watching TV no, if I send you a beat play it in a place where you can jot out some flows and ideas. When we did Wamnandi and other songs the person writes the moment he get a beat while it’s still hot and after that switch off the beat till you hit the studio and hear it fresh again. Don’t play a beat over and over again while chilling you really messing it up. That a simple strategy and before we get to the next point go down and comment how you fight this bad thing of loosing inspiration? We will interact with you and do a follow up videos on this topic.
- 2 Picture yourself in a stage performing.
This might be the best strategy to do a hit let alone writing a song…this what’s we usually do, although this happens by mistake but we manage to pick it up. Makhula will say in stage we will be moving like this , then while I’m watching a move idea will pop up and maybe say hey that a snake dance the way you move hands back and fourth . Depending on a beat we vibing to we can say snake dance over and over adding some lyrics .You just have to embrace your creativity.
3 Don’t write every day.
Depending on a genre you don’t want to write every day, make yourself miss writing to a point when you pick up a pen it’s just flows because you just came from experiencing life. Here is another key as artists we tend to don’t know our target market, like who we do music for and why they love it which makes us fall to a trap of ever changing industry and make us want to follow the hot thing, there is nothing wrong with that. What’s we have done we focused on what’s can make people dance its can be Kwaito, House, Amapiano you name it above 100bmp tempo. But as some of you know I come from hip hop space some of you don’t know this but there is real hip hop out there that can make you dance not just move your heard or dab but we couldn’t go there because of two much complexity for SA general audience that why we have kept our style light and easy to consume but this point I’m trying to tell artists figure your
4 Have a source of inspiration.
When we all start we have a natural eager to keep writing but that end up dissipating and we need some boost to write. I remember I started by writing stories that worked infact it can still work I just saw that the way I putted them its was lame and that time Kasi rap needed real creativity. I learnt to do Kasi Rap then I learn to write in syllables which 80% of artists cant because its requires lot of practice and understanding of how words can rhyme without closing at a certain point but catch a fan of guard the way you hold breadth and with this skill alone I always kill a crowd and that made me feel good but I didn’t make money so I had to stop for more about that check out our other video called why artists don’t make money. It’s not that they cannot write but yourl see why and tell us if you disagree cause we trying to have a open discussion here loll we not ainstan of music or Edison of it we regular soon to be superstar musicians who are fascinated by industry as a whole. Back to the point, watch a movie to get inspired you don’t have to finish it , read a dope book finish it ,look at your favorite artist and tell yourself in a positive way I want to be in that position then switch off all that and take a pen and write .Avoid listening to much of the music you are doing get inspired not influenced that way you will be original.
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- 5 Don’t write create songs.
What’s do we mean listen if you really want to be a big artist you need to be able to do this , Abdu’s creates Punch lines he doesn’t use or modify others like most artists do , Makhula has that too he is so original that I asked him how do you get this flows of yours cause in Kwaito many replicate Mampintsha and even though its not something that is talked about its really hurts the industry , English rappers copy Nasty c or someone from USA .so if you create from the scratch people will get used to your scratch and actually supports you until you have your mini you’s as well loll. You guys are so amazing the feedback we are getting ever since we started this content we like to take this time and say thank you. I see others want us to come to their shows and ask us how much we charge for a event before this episode end we going to leave our manager number Nkule please strictly music related business..or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org… Now lets give you that bonus shall we?
- 6 Don’t give up.
In fact in everything you trying to do don’t give up that easily and say you will try tomorrow that will be your bad habit and its will kill your career , get away from friends and any distructions and try to avoid writing at the studio you waste everybodys time.Once you told yourself you will write get to it , Makhula find it easy to write as this genre is all he knows but sometimes he had those days where I need to chip in and help. In Most cases ULwaz has the problem of writing now lets me make some other point for me its not that I ddnt write but its trusting what’s I have wrote that was a real challenge when I started qgom but my friends encouraged me and I was always on the second verse because of that , So you need that encouragement as well from your producer or your group because this is for all your best interest and if someone bites a mainstream artist tell him / her to stop because you will all look like fraud.
Once again thanks for tuning in we will see you on the next article. As we have putted it for you ,or go to write that song and thank us later . #LnM we out…