Mshizzi (4051) close it down with a steez putting it all to together for that’s repeat. We hope we will hear more of such tunes from proclaimed Kasi Rappers since we hear versatility on Swing trap beat. S/O to Dtox as one of the engineers giving us quality.
The journey to wize ep continues and today we get to know the name of the E.p is called I am wize. Well said today we are presenting to you two-track release as promised last week by the man himself taken from his famous corporal punishment mixtape below is the song we dropped last week do check it out.
The first song is produced by 1nda Mr once again and the second track by Toi da producer these guys are the legend in the music production especially hip hop. Apart from working with Double u, they have your Zakwe, Duncan, and Abdus to mention the few. But for now enjoy this masterpiece
Hi welcome back to LnM, and to this juicy attractive title. This might helpsome other’s will dismiss it and continue with their old ways that’s doesn’t work. Some of the tips I share here are quoted in Alux.com YouTube video “What’s woman look for in a man , and vice versa” So if you get sometime go watch that’s it’s going to open your mind .Also Valuetainment on the topic , how to marry and who to marry. But due to demographics situations may differ so for me in South Africa I will be able to really touch on all the reasons why relationship fails that’s happens here in Africa.
Because we don’t study from people who has successful relationships
Failing to study about this, as individuals makes us put our new partners in a hard situation. In everything you do, you need its working mindset that’s can be finance, parenting, work and so on .for you to differ from the rest you must teach yourself.
The council about relationship, shouldn’t come from your player friend, unless you want to be a player as well. And personally I have met ladies and try to date them and show them my intentions earlier because I don’t want to play and waste my time.
For a moment they understand and for some reason’s its seems like all that’s effort is a wrong move and it’s overwhelm them but until I find someone who will get what’s I’m saying I won’t anybody’s time as well as mine. You don’t get it, I politely let you go before we do something we both regrets. Failure to get advice from people who has been dating for 6 months to a year or 3 years, is a sure sign that’s you both will wing it until your relationship dies an early dearth. Then when you are ready to get married, see a pastor or anyone who has been married for a long time.
2. Because we don’t understand what’s love is
I want to be clear,I’m not saying what’s will happen in your new relationship that’s purely up to you and your partner. I’m mentioning the obvious trends that’s usually make relationships fail, other fail before they even begun and I have that’s experience firsthand. Because I am a continua’s learner I tend to know about life then my partner’s and to be honest I have my negative flaws as well but I’m working on them.
Getting back to the point ,not knowing what’s love is , I think is the number 1 problem young and old people who just started dating have. Maybe you have a different way to define love but I will make an example we will all understand. At home my mother has never once said, she loves me but I know she do then the question be how would you know your partner loves you with him/her uttering those words? The answer of real love is there. Love is a verb and verb is a doing word.
My understanding of love is you show it by doing things a lover do to the people they love. If you tell me you love me and leave me like that’s, you don’t really love me. I know others are thinking sex or being with a person in person this will differ to a gender but ladies are not impressed by sex only or mostly they want affection according to the reverend I was listening to yesterday, show them love and bond with them. Then us guys we do love making love, respect and for me personally a simple consideration on your day and how you go about things but I will expand later.
3. We date a person for wrong reason’s
I think anyone reading this subtitle can relate,it can be quite challenging having the kind of woman in our society who values material things but that’s can be a reality that’s should inspire us as man to better ourselves. On the other hand things attracts weak girls so, we shouldn’t take it to heart all of the above can make a relationship fail.
Dating for convenience is an existential suicide because what’s ever made you fall in love will always be a reminder for one another for example I found him unemployed and I was there for him till he got a job, so he can’t leave me. 1st of all if that’s was your reason to date him in the first place then that’s was a wrong reason because now you make it’s like you won a jackpot.
To us guys as well dating a person because , she can cook ,clean and wash while we chilling at a sofa is a terrible strategy that’s was used by other great grand ancestors. Today a woman who respects you and self-sufficient who you guys meets half way is a 21st century kind of woman you should aim for.
Dating someone because you lonely is also a bad move be rational a bit when getting in a relationship although feelings will take place but acting on them all the time is counterintuitive. By my standards I approached based on chemistry but I cannot always act on that’s because its might happen even if I’m in a happy relationship. Like today its happened but I couldn’t act maybe it was fear as well or place we were at but you get the point.
It’s hard to measure a person’s mindset but that’s all there is in a good partner the way he / she thinks and looks at things. Way of talking, dealing with problems some people don’t talk or work through thing they let them pile up until someone can’t handle it anymore. Issues needs attention a good partner don’t lets things slide at the same time let you boyfriend or girlfriend have a life without you.
You don’t have to tag along all the time. Trust and be trusted and don’t do doggy things be upfront all the time and think through your words first especially if you cannot delete the message immediately on whatsapp like other partners do. I have made a rule once I have send a whatsapp I won’t delete it, I rather refrain myself because we are left curious and assume after the person has done that’s. Important person to your life should do that’s.
5. Some are not dating but just browsing
Browsing is a first step to finding a right partner and I want to indicate a mistake I have done and learn later was looking a partner just like me. I want to tell you there’s none , so reading all this just bear in mind the perfect some boys you picture won’t be yours and for a good reasons. You won’t be compatible from a person who has once dated his crush they turn out to be people after all and they have everyday problems and can stress you like every partner you meet. So bear your partner uniqueness and work with it.
Back to the point, rather be single and try to figure yourself out. If you was a problem in a previous relationship, chances you will be the same in the next one so change. I have saw people who started by being players and want to settle down, while cheating to their fiancés, it’s never ends well.
If someone is my fiancé she has a right to take any measures to make our relationship work ,so if she put spy on me say a neighbor girl ,that’s ok because that’s girl should produce a proof if not then it’s a word against hers ,but what’s if that’s is done and you are clean? That’s what’s you should aim for as a man or a woman but what’s if that’s person does the spying thing out of insecurities that’s maybe he/she is the one who is cheating? I want to encourage you don’t worry about it, this things has a funny way of showing up try to leave your life stress freely.
Because if the relationship is old or new there is always that’s what’s if, I want you to drop that’s baggage right now and set your mind free. Cause the stress will eat you alive. If your partner is still wine taste while you there and don’t seem to get better ,call it quit or do what’s will be best for you. Don’t look what’s you might be leaving behind, if it was yours you was not going to fight for it.
6. Because other’s are still hold on to old relationship’s
Usually making examples about myself, can make things clear for other. My longest relationship was 3years and you don’t just get over that’s overnight. That’s why as a person being single sometimes is not a curse but not for way too long. As you dealing with old wounds and so on, then later decide if you have healed to let someone new in your relationship.
I will suggest what’s was suggested to me and made sense , in relationship or business there are things we can never do as individuals and we cannot to it to other’s and you don’t want them to be done to you. They call it 3 non-negotiable .1st day you meet your partner he/she must know if you do this it’s over no questions asked. So maybe you want to leave me and you don’t know how to tell me, cool do one of this things.
You may know this from your previous partner or from other people. Say cheating, drinking alcohol for example. Mine was and still is alcohol, because it’s easy to lose all kinds of virtues once you go that’s path. Maybe other can handle themselves after few drinks but I still don’t recommend it in my relationships, even in friendships this is not good because your friend can change a bit at this point.
You might still be in contact with your ex because of a kid, this might still be a problem in your new relationship .So one of the guy I know simply gave the new potential wife that’s role to deal with his ex for the kid sake and its working well. They don’t meet or talk at all. So figure out your own system so you will not be forced to be hold on to the past.
Has come to an end of today’s insights ,sharing my views doesn’t means you have all tools now to deal with your relationship keep learning from others as well and the most important thing you can have in a relationship is humility and listening skill. Pay attention to things your partner repeats to you, I don’t like this and that’s. And the point is should’ve added is friends influence , once you start a relationship I can recommend not taking advices from friends especially singles ones ,or those who seems to fail to keep a relationship going. Why is that’s they have the most influence on you, I saw a woman’s who cheated and she was about to get married we may never know the whole story but friend is there.
This blog is based on good working friendship by ULwaz No Makhula , friendship is good and it’s important for other people but if you haven’t built that’s brotherhood/ sisterhood friendship really try not to consider their advices. If I’m not in a relationship it’s hard for me to give advices, but I can sympathize with my friend and try to put him/ her on the line by words if I can. Thanks for reading , I would like to hear your views and points you might add below , I want to learn from you as well.
The purpose of this Blog and its articles, it’s to help the readers become the better version of themselves. Thanks god we started this as ULwaz No Makhula, although I’m not making god a pedestal it’s just a metaphor no offence. So according to this title normal people thinks and acts the same way and you should get out of that’s trap. So in this piece I will explain what’s I mean in point form and I want to be blunt with you I rarely do research on this topics, mostly it’s my observations and the way I look at the world around me. This content is good for you if you are a professional ordinary person or ordinary, ordinary person .Our goal here is to help you guys become way well.
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They see the same business opportunities
The reason this article exist it’s because of this point only, but bear with me on other points as well because bonuses are usually life altering. The fact that’s us normal people cannot look ahead in the future is a misstep on its own ,we are lagging behind on this and we need to pick ourselves and start figuring what’s exactly might happen in the future in terms of the world of business. That’s way we will act accordingly. The only way to do this is through reading books about things that’s are still seems like myths and impossible to happen like artificial intelligence as well as Space travel ,Flying cars and so on. So that’s when those things manifests we will be in top of our game and be ahead to seize those opportunities.
Now today here in South Africa Level 4 Lockdown, open a new business that’s seemed to be dormant before, selling the face masks. The problem is people didn’t anticipate this moment. Mast were important from the beginning of this virus, but no one thought it’s would last for so long until it’s a mandatory thing for the whole country. Then the government announced and the doors flood open, and everyone in the city was trying to capitalize on this same thing.
I would like to appreciate the effort though from people in my country for taking that’s move and manage to compete with pharmacies on price. Earlier on myself I could but R40 mask it was too expensive, now it’s just a commodity I can get it for R10. Now this goes back to appreciating people to be creative and sew this, with that’s said most of the industries needs to be disrupted by a average person like you so the prices won’t sky rock, because you won’t only see the opportunity, but also the need to make everyday person to get that’s item, but leave it to big companies its will turn to a scarce and something for rich people only. On this point I can go forever if you can take anything here take the fact that’s you can start something from the scratch and make people realize they needed it and eventually its will become a need and you won’t have a hard time selling.
2. Social proof and you should be aware of it and avoid it
So I studies a book called influencing phycology which deals which knowing how people thinks and how you can influence them to comply in your needs. One of them is Social proof, as people if we see other people doing something, it’s easy for us to do it as well without really think about it logically. I will make two examples on this , one is Comedians from KwaMashu who were making a joke at Workshop Durban , they joined the cue one by one , and the last person came and ask ,what’s it’s this cue for?
And the guy at the end answered, I saw them standing and I stood as well, instead of that’s guy leaving he continue the cycle, that’s was social proof at steroids. By this point you should avoid thinking like most people, question the norm, I disagree that’s life is to the internet and money will be made there, but my friend has a great conviction about that’s.
I think money has been made here already, is there potential for more of Couse, but not like before. There are industries out of here that’s will never their intrinsic value , like agriculture and transport and there are more like manufacturing stuff .So instead of all of us coming here and taking those chances , we have a better chance at dealing with energy problem and revolutionize the world. Water seems to be the problem and you can see this is taken lightly but other companies overseas are going to capitalize on it. We are surrounded by water but maybe we can figure out a way to manipulate that’s see water into a drinkable liquid ,this assumption is not coming from a science background but like you and me I’m sure that’s thought has crossed your mind. The question is why there are no efforts towards that’s .Bills are no good trust me, they limit our potential with money, If government can encourage experiments like it’s did on technology, math’s and science.
3. We all think someone has already took an initiative to fix the community problem
If as a community we are minding our businesses all the time, and dismiss what we can does as society. Only pandemics will make us realize we need each other. In my township we all assume someone has called municipality to fix electricity. Now let’s look at it this way, how quick would the problem be fixed if 10 homes call one after another? Don’t you think it will be a matter of minutes?
Fixing a road, you can do it and don’t expect praise and let it be a bonus. I heard the stories that’s high achievers and high earning people has a different way of viewing things ,Average people asks why e.g. Motsepe isn’t fixing the road from the place he grew up in or where he lives? And the response from the public figure, by staying in that’s area they add value. I agree with that’s and really supports,, now can’t you add your own value but doing something about that’s road as well ?
This is the better way to look at it as well, the famous guy earns millions and pay more tax, then average person so he has played his part already.
4. They don’t understand the discipline concept and most of them thinks it’s something else.
When I was an average person, I thought discipline is respect. I don’t know why and that’s took time to get out of my head. In a simple short made definition. Discipline for me is doing something hard for a long whole without losing enthusiasm , for example reading ,gym ,learning a certain course , writing a book , being a certain professional . All those things needs discipline. Running a YouTube channel, blog or a Facebook page, I’m not say having those things and no content no I mean really use them every day. The only thing average people do well is their jobs because its pays their bills and they’re quick to settle on a position and stop growing. Unlike the C.E.O or boss of that’s company who learn something new every day.
So I encourage you to start doing something that’s will move you self-discipline forward and really boost your brain muscle. Don’t come across a term many times and not knowing its meaning like I use to , Don’t not understand people way of thinking , that’s will help you know yourself more. As I’m writing this I pay more attention into my mind,it’s always want me to make decisions and I always need to choose the good one 80% of the time or you will never see this articles if I let the wrong side of my brain take over, the problem its will always be there, all I have to do is beat it, 90% of the time.
It’s not easy,it’s hard but that’s life and there are a lot of things that’s I still need to overcome once I do, I will come back and brag, so that’s why I need to deal with them as soon as I can. So I challenge you to comment below with things you have overcame in your life. I want to stress something here while I’m in this point, don’t be strong in one angle of your life try to balance everything. I see people who are fit but they’re broke ,they don’t take care of their money habits , you need to work on that’s as well . Others are rich and their relationships crumble and others are social media junkies like I use to still am a bit, but I’m slowly moving away cause I know what’s I want with my life
5. Because they have excuses and blame to protect themselves with
There’s a little boy here at home called Mnqobi , he has excuses and blame others for almost anything .So this is a great skill of selling ,he sells us wrong things thought he is a good manipulator and I will try to play my part to teach him responsibility and accountability. See I believe my grandmother and my mother groomed us well because now me and my brother we are able to admit to things and deal with consequences.
This got to me when I was young as a boy I was scared of belt hitting from my parents. They sometimes forgive you if you speak the truth, rarely they hit you, that’s way along the way I knew truth can set you free. So making excuses to avoid tasks or want those responsibilities is bad, kid or not it’s worse if you are an adult and you don’t take your loses like a man or a woman.
I can call it a crime, if you always, get away with your mistakes by attributing them to being other people’s deeds or they gave you wrong information or if they told me to wait. Once we all take responsibilities for our actions and inactions we will be better of. Because the day you realize that’s you are in this life alone, you will know that’s really your life is yours. You can die alongside with 10 people in a car accident but a person that’s will still matter the most to you is?
Well I was getting ready to get to bed when I started this article ,but because I don’t have any schedule ,once its hit me ,I get down to it. And I need average of 5 aticles per week to last the following week. No last minutes here so I hope you got something out of this.
Welcome to LnM and don’t be offended by the title of today’s topic, but I realized when starting writing this blogs that’s there was nothing special about writing. You just have to pay attention to other people’s format and repeat with different message or same message putted differently from your own experience.
Today I will touch on writing a song and anything you might want to write. My understanding there are few reason to writing like talking is to get a feedback or a messages across ,you can use it as a form of mediation as a reminder and lastly to teach someone or many people at once following certain system.
You are not an amateur if you have something to say
Platforms like social media makes people write for terrible agenda’s but if you are reading this I want you to shift your mind. Think of something valuable you can write about that’s unique to you that’s you think people can benefits from.
That’s it’s all its takes see for me I once reply on twitter on Microsoft post where they want to revolutionize the journalism industry and they wanted people views , I replied and because there is no spelling corrector there I sent the messages but it’s had a lot of grammar so that’s me admitting to the fact that’s there is terrible writing .But I saw tons of like because others understood what’s I was trying to say and only blame the grammar which lead me to putting in browser spelling corrector and that’s when my handicap disappeared ,Microsoft word had me lazy to master spelling but either way I leverage it and avoid unnecessary work.
don’t be destructed
2. You need to know how to think deeply /connect the dots from the main subject to pieces
English is not my mother’s tong but it doesn’t matter its mine now, what’s important is that’s when you write you don’t deviate too much from the reason why you pick up your fingers and type on the first place.
And know if you have a format you have created for yourself like saying like me ,I don’t write below 5 points so whatever I’m talking about I should think even points that’s doesn’t exists to hit my target lollI’m kidding but you get the point.
I could write one script for 3 days because points may be missing at the moment I started so when I get back at it the next day I’m fresh , I keep going. Pay attention to all your material and reread your subtitles to not repeat the same things in different ways ,this apply to artists as well using same unique words on your lyrics or lines makes you seem lazy and not appreciated by your fans. As much as I always suggest writing from a stand point of writing for yourself realize you shouldn’t fool you. As people we want something fresh and new every time.
3. Tackle real issues
By this point you are a writer and for you to be recognized as a better amateur you need to come through at an issue and break it apart and put your powerful two sense. Meaning don’t hurry talking and using information other people already said about the subject , let it cool off and start to do your due diligence as a writer.
I will refer again to corona virus the songs was coming left and write from artists talking about this in its early stages, I waited and manage to do a three verse song with most of what’s has happened and my take about it. You see when you do that’s by then you have all the facts like Mr.
Warren Buffet say’s I don’t care what’s the stock market is doing for as long as I know the facts. So don’t try to pick up the trends writers are original and so should you .What’s has worked for me the most is to write more from my experiences than through research why is that’s because its seems practical for my readers.
Writers put their thought into papers then average people put all their thought in to action even if it’s harmful one. Wealthy people write a lot, I wouldn’t imagine myself spending a day without jotting anything down my point here just know to be great in life you should write.
Be your goals ,Budget and so on its associated with writing and most importantly write reminders of things you must do and things you already done and keep a head space in your head. I putted wealthy people so you can be encouraged to do it. Please don’t take the writing practice and rally people with it or thinks if people write something different from you they are not writer’s or they’re bad ones. I don’t consider myself a great thinker but the thought and ideas I get from reading other peoples work is amazing.
I hate the fact that’s math’s comes hard to me but words don’t so to become great at something also consider your weaknesses ,maybe you should be a statistician or a logical thinker and really crush people’s emotional weaknesses when they take decisions without contacting the head 1st. So on that’s case you love math simplify it for people like us and make it attractive and I’m sure I can read that’s.
Learning is now so easy , to the point that ignorant is stupid
5. Only do outlines if you are writing a huge content like a book or more than 5 pages
Other writer’s may disagree and that’s ok , but my goal here is to make a amateur love to write so once I get too technical I will lose that’s guy or girl. Don’t draw your points for a side points you just wrote unless it’s part of research. But it’s your own dreams and horror’s you experienced just follow your memory and tell us what’s happened.
As of writing this how to write for beginners, I have no other person’s opinion because I cannot confirm that’s and I have no outline either all I do is I write about the things I know. I stare at my title and see value I can give out of it.
There are steps like editing and proof reading in a writing process , for now I’m asking you to do it yourself or do things once and lets the world figure .right now I’m writing from that’s stand point all I know if you squeeze my work hard enough you will find the juice.
6. Why anyone should practice writing?
For legacy purposes, for meditation purposes when you write you get lost and really focus so I want that’s experience for you. Reading is the same thing and way better because through reading you get to have a sense of knowing new thing and your horizon get broaden.
And to be honest with you if I didn’t read the books, I would’ve not written anything in my life. Tweets and posts is not writing and the reasons behind that’s writing is wrong. No one entertain meaningful things there so you always get discouraged. Not hating on this platforms but when you write, write and when you play, play. A bonus what’s writing will do to you, you will stop wanting to write on social media its will seem lame and not life altering.
You know I am a very sensitive person ,I don’t know why but it’s because I have increased my awareness in life so I wouldn’t allow you to come here and show me a picture of a dead person cause that’s night it will mess with my sleep cycle. But if I listen to a song with a violence nothing happen so as we touching on how many times you should release songs ,I might add that’s maybe in your location music don’t last in terms of people playing and enjoying it. But I want to give you an advice teach your fans your own manageable routine. As you can see this does not apply to musicians only, authors, business people, Arts artists and so on you can use this examples in your own work.
Are you a trendsetter or a trend follower / capitilizer?
We are seeing songs about #Coronavirus and #Lockdowns meaning this songs will never be classics and shows the level of creativity some artists have and them being opportunists. The negative on this is an artist does not have a substance and a real reason why people follow him/her, there is no cause or style he represents. Meaning there is no particular time to release so for us we don’t recommend this strategy.
We suggest you get out of the noise of trends and give people something else to talk about and stick to your normal schedule.
So for anticipation reasons and ability to capitalize on one song at a time. A rule of thumb is, if the song is still hot don’t interrupt it with another song, make money out of it and repeat.
Doing it for myself
Doing it for my family
Doing it for human kind
Don’t know why im doing this
Ask yourself this questions.
2 How long should I wait before I release another song?
If you want to release lot of songs for your audience, release E.P or Mix tape and most preferably Album and try to make this cash cow as possible or otherwise you will be wasting your time. For a single 3 months is a best minimum , push one song for the average of this time , we see others keep releasing and its seems like they’re worried about fading away or something .We suggest you don’t worry about that’s much and try other ways to keep yourself relevant.
3 You don’t need a pattern if you don’t have a budget in place.
You will disappear in a thin air if you release without a plan and there is a article dealing with this specifically. So have a budget and priorities of this is what’s I will bet on as a vehicle to push this single. It’s may be PR , Marketing and distribution or Radio Plugging and so on , I see a lot of artists making a mistake of wanting this services from unprofessional people or companies. Look you will lose money if you naïve , I don’t specialize in the above things but I can recommend some companies for you and hear me well I will be recommending not telling because the marketing campaigns might not work and I don’t want to be to blame.
4 Don’t look at other artists patterns of releasing music, focus on you.
Big Zulu releases everytime, he already has an audience which for you reading this might be something you gatta build. He’s seeing his efforts and he is really productive, releases music videos for his songs so that’s a proper strategy there. What’s about you why you will drop next week? To bother people and ask them to push you? Or to try your luck and send Dj Tira or Oskido your link? That’s strategy is overused and be careful we made a mistake as ULwaz No Makhula to send links too early ,when songs were not in great quality and while we were not visible on Google. Some artists do music because they know someone at the top and that’s can be an advantage but what’s happens after he has talked on your behalf? Can you deliver or you will ruin his reputation? that’s why you should work hard and smart to prove you are a force to be reckon with then use that’s contact and then maybe you can present your strategy in your new team, and say this is how I release music and I know there will be lot of work and gigs but let’s try to be consistence with this.
5 Know you may have personal challenges that’s might prevent you from your usual routine.
This point is simply for routine so here how this work ,you work in advance and place the online release dates on line ,get some Social media apps and place the links accordingly and announce the release dates then prepare YouTube video schedules as well and the campaigns on all social medias . Others may frequently require you to authorize, you can deal with that’s when the time comes ,that’s way you will put most of the work upfront and only answer fans comment and take gigs as they come. This also means placing a face book ad earlier and promotion on twitter earlier. When something bad happen or anything needs your attention you can deal with it. Like this blogs I do them every time at home but when I post them I post them once for them to appear every day on my twitter and face book as well as instagram clearly am there without being there all the time. Now this saves me data and time.
6 Anticipate the lazy times.
This one is more like the above one but in a real time work where you write and record songs. You can have a way to encourage yourself, I know for me it’s easy I make a dope beat I write for it. If its gqom it’s easier I get the beat from other producers and work on in immediately before its bores me. So find a way to reward yourself after every session that’s way you will know the immediate pay off of your efforts. I know I don’t need any ,I just get full filled that’s I manage to hit my daily task or pattern and I have a new effective strategy rather than writing a song for one day ,I just write one verse a day and maybe I finish writing in three days. Why I do this I realized that’s my 1st verses are always way doper than second and third ones so I needed a system to balance that’s and so far it hasn’t fail me. So this system allows you to be lazy and effective at the same time, in the book I recently read they had something like this where an artist put a minimum of 25 min on a task. I saw writing a verse is different depending on its complexity and content others take longer and other are quick to finish.
I was taking a video of myself writing and time was flying and I couldn’t believe it cause I thought I value my time but why my passion waste so much of my time? , we will never know its feels right doing it and I think I’m doing important thing with my life especially for myself. On the other hand knowing this I can dedicate my time accordingly because if I spend so much doing that’s and returns are small, I know in the long run they might be huge but I need to make moves that’s will make that’s long run closer meaning I get 9-5 or something and pay for this to get to the right people who will see value and want me to come and entertain or teach with it.
Thank you for taking the time, I most appreciate improving yourself using my life experience and pit falls. If you are a artist or a business person we have a small book on amazon called Music Insider 16 pages of simply contacts you can use to get some the things done with in the music industry.
Lockdown has shown weakness in the city innovation and technology, and obviously behind in online experience of music and other sectors but today we will focus more on Music and more on other aspect of art and culture. Let’s us generalize and make you think of this idea ,why should South African Artists should sell music via intentional aggregators who are not working in the best interests of the African society but only on the wellbeing of America? Why network providers are not transparent and accessible for our ideas as upcoming artists and why all the IT students who also passionate about music do not create platforms to help the Province and the country benefits? Lastly why government isn’t encouraging what’sslikouronlife life is doing in Johannesburg so we can control our financial destiny as artists .All I’m seeing is us paying premiums every month and years to guys who want to take advantage of other because they see they’re lazy to do it themselves.
Call mWith the above questions ,we really don’t have platform to be heard as art and this alone piss me off to the point I’m relying on word press to voice my anger ,yet not only that’s I’m planning and working towards solving this issues. We need efficient online platforms ,where we can see RIO in a matter of a year and encourage our fans and supports to actually purchase our products in this places ,while getting mainstream media to advocate this channels like they do for platforms like iTunes and spotifies
I’m not against this platforms but the legal agreements we sign up for are too much have even fine prints that’s we as artists don’t need because we are not lawyers we are simply musicians .We want something as put my album online and its cost R100 and after one sale I can be able to cash that’s I know there are stories of taxes and are very important but for my blood to start rushing I need to see where my effort is going.
I guess I won’t do point form today, we saw artists like Zakwe using their connections and influence pushing artists online on face book platforms and YouTube, that’s is fine known and in the long run which is why we need coders to come forward not in the aim of making money only but to strive for a course, we need marketers to come as well and make South African based product mainstream. Tiktok are using artists music to push their platform which is good and knowing that’s this product is from china and china government back its startups and mostly its businesses is no brainer that’s South Africa should cut a pattern.
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Music ,Painting ,Dancing , skating ,drama ,film and so on need to be protected as our IP intellectual Property we know this big companies has audience that’s we still need but we can still start our own thing from the scratch and for Coders and IT guys I’m sure you know now how this work ,you build something in order to fill a need ,so be different in your approach and cut most of time consuming part and make your innovation easy and most importantly learn the business side of things because if this becomes a reality Venture Capitalists will pop up everywhere with millions and want control on valuable startups with a vision and eventually wants control ,So this will only mean don’t build to sell because that’s strategy doesn’t work any way build to solve a problem and pay attention to what’s feature people uses the most on the product you put out and embrace that’s pivot and don’t stick to one version so much that’s you miss the whole picture or other players beat you to it. Check all the buy products, the incongruities and so on read books like innovation and entrepreneurship like peter Drucker and rework.
Kwazulu Natal Should lead in the production rather than what’s is happening now which is consuming and private businesses can intervene to make this possible, I don’t want to lie I don’t know anything about stocks yet but the moment we hear that’s south African based internet app or website is making an impact I will put my money there.
Ideas shouldn’t be money hungry too , see I get lot of emails from international brand wanting us to be their ambassadors using our talents that’s ok , The problems is us while pushing their products ,they want us to pay premiums ,so that’s simply a no ,if you build something make sure the ambassador get what’s they work for ,and if they have to be charged then it’s should be taken in the money that’s brand is supposed to pay him ,Same as this thing of royalties I know artists are not greedy ,while this aggregator wants money upfront ,the winning one is the one that’s takes a reasonable percent after the music sales. So that’s how I think it can be a win, win. Money is a fuel of a business but server and fast computers are the tools of an IT guy and they rely on people to test and complain if you put a premium from a get go you will have a problem .Unless there is a direct service on top of it and product.
We can learn from Mxit introducing moola for their messaging platform ,If you can build something with initial free credits and get people subscribing and hooked with good content in top of it that’s will be a winner .I can keep going but my point is clear now .Those who have money but love to take this challenge be my guest technology has evolve a lot from old days spoon and plate to now computers and coming Artificial Intelligence ,as well as VR Technology .I may add to that’s point to everyone reading that’s you don’t have to bet on this alone this Pandemic has shown that’s idea that’s may seem lame like partying alone at home as a terrible one ,but VR technology shows that’s if the experience I wanted was to see ULwaz No Makhula perform and ULwaz no Makhula wanted to perform for a crowd Black mirror TV series has demonstrated that’s its possible as well as VR technology .but we know there is more to this than that’s so any app that’s can serve that’s experience will do well in a market place .Thanks for checking unique ideas today from this LnM website please share maybe someone might be intrigued and do something.
In closing Vusi Thembekwayo has once said that’s government should make things accessible for businesses that’s has a growth mindset and don’t want to remain small. Tax clearances and infrastructure should be in place to improve our economy as a whole and efficiency in place. What’s he added is business people should think big and act accordingly so check out his videos on YouTube .I’m also guilty of the bad things we do mostly us black people, making the entire paperwork of a business to bid for one tender which is wrong cause its somehow shows the main focus is on money, chances are the math is not good and that’s is way dangerous than having a successful project and don’t see ROI. Thanks please follow us as ULwaz No Makhula on all social media.
Let’s me make a disclaimer , I’m not against USA based businesses and not against how they operate but putting a client 1st is my concern ,e.g. ITunes is too big now to maintain its operations without third parties ok but I was a member of one aggregator and I signed up with a fee ,when I wanted to cancel they asked for another fee why is that’s I asked and didn’t get a valid answer because they were taking premium on me and I was pas that’s aggregator since there was a new better one I want having this problem ,as a customer this did not sit well with me ,they had my card number which meant I was at their mercy .so things like notifying a customer about upcoming charges may be of help ,while others may try to dodge that’s but others will see a great anticipation and budget accordingly.
What’s a musician should priorities in this day and age welcome to another informative episode of LnM ULwaz no Makhula Show we keep coming back and we hope you get better by a video that you watch our points are simple all you have to do is to understand them and connect the dots. Before we get into it please subscribe and press the notification bell as well as commenting below if there is anything intriguing we will join you.
1 Having quality music is the most important.
Maybe some points will be repeated but emphasizing this cannot be enough you see a song made in 2010 can be worth millions if it was left in a good condition or files were well kept , that means using quality mic and monitors to hear what’s you are doing if your producer doesn’t upgrade you both need to be of blame but mostly the owner of the music ,artists has a tendency to leave anything to a producer even terrible songs you cannot fix that. So Priority even if you just starting out don’t spend your money on alcohol and drugs and thing someone should invest on your music you do that then see ladies later .Take your work seriously cause it will outlive you and you don’t want to leave a legacy that won’t pay dividends to your family.
If you not moving up or down in life ,you going down.
2 Having Music on the internet
It should be on the streets and on the internet and if you can even on TV and radio…we have expanded and made ourselves available on youtube because we play a long game. You can learn from other channels overseas but we are much better to you if we are local we speak the same language you can ask for consultation and direction. So the first thing we will do is to check your music online every demo and companies require your stuff to be online .Add to free platforms and paying ones you just don’t know when you going to blow up.
Big Zulu and Dj Swing.
Ever since Swing worked on Zulu’s 1st Album we have never heard anything from them ,Nkabi rapper is seemed to be hooked on a trap now and Swing has remained in his style thats made him who he is today ,We expecting his beats on Duncan Skuva Album ,Slogan Sekasi he was caught saying im no longer giving my beats away for free even his artists ,learn more about Swing as now focus on QGom as ULwaz No Makhula..Big Zulu on the other hand he is constanlty release hits singles.
3 Getting paid
We tend to dismiss this point until it’s too late and we in too deep into our fear of asking for what’s we deserve .I heard that money is our livelihood well that can be repeated enough .You may not want money for your music because you have your own studio and you record for free your parent s pays the bills but that a bad trade because your parents will pass and you will have to look after yourself and maybe your siblings .Get your money right learn skills to ask for it be persistence and love people and don’t fear then ,read books on influencing psychology and know human nature because as artists we always deal with people some others has it in them to know how to fit in and place and interact with people like Makhula here ,you can call him a go getter he literally talk to people that most of us are scared of and ask. So you too listening or watching ask your shall receive if not the answer is default.
4 Priorities your branding
From the name to the logo to the appearance to the consistency of your work and posts people should be familiar with your name and should be easy to be called look at the big brands and see what’s they have in common they set the trends that should be you, they do things 1st that should be all of us it’s called being innovative so we need that element in our music it should be the same thing all the time. Have things that go out in the form of marketing with your name and logo, alongside the posters, sponsor and get that value look apart don’t have a big gap between the perceived name and what’s actually appear. You are an artist your face should be familiar as much as your name , don’t lets your name go out there and hide your face ,there are certain pleasures you get just because people recognizes you of cause the paparazzi can be in your case as well but still they are working your behalf to make an awareness about you. Get attention than the rest is history be like a salesman and close people and get your money equivalent to your time worth and invest in your brand although the ROI won’t be instant
Priorities being visible online posting
This shouldn’t be all you do, I don’t know how I can say balance this but we can say have other things that are important during the day like a job that way you won’t binge face book and say ULwaz No Makhula suggested that. Post few times a day in every social and interact with people there if you can add some humor do that, don’t post links every time you show up. As ULwaz what’s I have developed because I want informative video on youtube ,the video I watch talk about money and sales and so on so I test all those on social media ,your twitter your face book and once you are in my what’s app you better get my beat as an artist or the music that you are doing lacks quality loll just kidding but yea in most cases we post about how we Progressing as ULwaz no Makhula every move we post and lately big things have been happening so we were able to build some true fans by our posts.
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Starting from the top today with a question welcome to LnM today we almost didn’t do a video but hey when you have gave yourself to something you push all laziness and bad day destruction and get back your mojo ,That what’s we should do even in our music look for the edge and oomph to put pen on a paper…Before we try to answer the question of today with our best of abilities Please Subscribe below and comment if something comes up while we speak your opinion is the most important.
Is your neighborhood already listening to you?
Before we go to the world or your nation you should get confirmation around you ,Well we always refer to ourselves but we will go to Jayz the billionaire rapper today ,His teacher told him he was smart with words and then he started rapping after seeing that his community relates to what’s he is doing he had to find a way to make it big ,so you gatta do the same ,At Spliff Entertainment we had that thing when release at Inanda our work just spread like a wild fire that was a sign that the world could listen to us.
We used to think we need to speak popular language like English to get recognized worldwide like Nasty C ,Yes to maintain international status you need that but to get the world to know about you , you need a great company and connections We had the likes of Sjava and Sho Madlozi who are recognized everywhere yet we don’t understands their language maybe Sjava for us .But the key is what’s they say in their songs that resonate with people that what’s we called content so a white person may need explanation of Sjavas song and actually find a deep meaning where as you can listen to some qgom or a trapper flossing with things they don’t have and miss the point , Then context we tend to get out of the point every time we talk or sing ,if we lose a theme then we don’t have a worldwide song .So you need all that to have a big song and when I say company you think afro , ambitious and universal no we mean your team people around you who help you push.
There is a lot of strategizing that goes into doing music although we don’t call it like that sithi ukhlanganisa thina, This all comes back to the way you think if you thing I’m local you will remain local but if you say I’m continental you still going to circle around we all get the same platforms in nowadays some TV are with us in fighting with payola and piracy millions of people can watch you on TV and still remain poor, cause its what’s you do after that, that matters. So our secret ULwaz No Makhula the day we started playing on Mtv Base and Channel O is the same day we poured money on face book to boost our page while people are getting to know us ,they will definitely connects the dots and trust me face book ,twitter and other socials make you a worldwide act .Sometimes you post on Insta and get an email to push a brand from overseas so you need to know about those possibilities. Think Big, Go Big, Step by Step then keep on sacrificing we prefer living life on an edge unless you scared of dyeing but you gatta take risks and go hungry .If you buy expensive sneakers for no reason you not going to win in music trust me. We bought those for music video #Strategy.
4 What’s type of beats are you using.
It’s a beat and its quality and that what’s we do every day but we don’t seems to grow much as artists because our producers don’t experiment as much , you need your own sound for starts they play with it around fuses with what’s new but don’t lose yourself to a trend .The beat should be nice on it own ,to the point that you scared to use it , It’s should be well arranged we took a chance sometimes this days and we did the arrangements our self and the beat from inexperienced producer and we ended up hearing that something was missing and we considered going back to the pros.
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5 Who can you measure yourself with who has made it.?
You need to say if you could put me in the stage with so and so I can entertain the crowd as good ,not as an arrogant and competitive person but as the way to measure yourself. You know when you are good and there I like fire burning within you. Genres differ in Kwaito and Amapiano or qgom there is less of that , there is pure marketing but artists that sings and hip hop there are goose bumps involved you need to feel that , Dance music needs dancers to make sense .Back to the point whose your mark since you started doing music? Answer that and get you potential level in a global scale.
This was a short episode as you can see this was not one of those hippy days but we were able to deliver ,On that note you know the routen Share the video and follow us on all social media and like it as well as notification bell. As you know we not competing here we don’t even know what’s other music channel are teaching you from which experience. As you know we are practical not theorizing and baiting you to buy any product we have none of those if we happen to put it it will because we saw the need and you will take it for the wellbeing of yourself ,now lets me get to the bonus and leave you to think about.
6 Why you want the whole world to hear the music?
As you can see questions drive the whole show today ,Internet might have putted us in to a world connection but still we don’t have to be that ambitious , you can aim there so that if you fall short you will go to Continentally but for us all we see is a business moves nje ,if you think you would love to travel like Black Coffee and have the hard life that he gat then good for you , you see he was born for that or he built that for himself and it’s not easy to maintain you see what’s happens aside , so as you aspire the big things look at the sacrifices and what’s yourl have to endure and know that you will need will and a lot of self-discipline. Your way of doing things is the most important. As we are closing this video I want to share a little what’s happened today at work So my supervisor asked me to help someone with something that is out of my duties I agreed and that person is older a bit than me and other race which makes some tension on its own, the moment we start to try and help each other they leave me alone to do the work and my guard was up from the get go and I complained and leave the work. They told me I must leave it they will do it themselves and they got mad at me even my supervisor I kept quiet .Then later they call me to give me some stuff they don’t want to throw away I agree to take it and they say why I didn’t want to help if I want this stuff? I apologies they were almost done then I helped a bit now they’re busy disciplining me with words ,saying I have a bad attitude and they said at the end they would have payed me R400 and gave me some books that I saw and like now because I was rude I won’t get it. So this is the side of my story, my question comment below, did I have a bad attitude? Remember nothing was explained to me .Bye.
Well this is another separate episode but we will touch on it. 1st of all you can’t separate it music is your life and your life is music anything you do is driven by your ambitious goals of becoming a superstar so you will serve your supporters great content all the time.
You need to be always in touch with your friends, and remember each other ideas when you meet again. Be productive when you together because one of you might get busy and you guys have few song or music videos.
I prefer you talk regularly so that you won’t overwhelmed each other by information when you meets always offload and do. Updates each other if someone has a big life event and be considerate of each other even if you feel what’s other person is doing feels like delaying the whole group progress just put yourselves in their shoes then yourl see.
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Look at this point we are all adults, and if you are your starting out remember this the success of your music will happen with or without your friends or the group you work with right now. I know this above statement doesn’t sit well but its true no one is responsible you all need to show some commitment and others are trapped in this like us. ULwaz in our group its clear there’s nothing I came to do on earth except music so if you in a group like that and one of you maybe wants to be a policeman as well the policeman doesn’t stand a chance I’m just making an example. You can have your job it’s important to help to push your work but if your job is more than your music even when you daydream you say even if I make it I won’t leave my job then you are a problem in a group because your dedication to your job is too high obviously your art will fall short.
I will tell a bit story because ULwaz No Makhula we have a lot in common before we focused on our brand we were doing hip hop and kwahip and kwaito with other friend who somehow left the hustle to their personal lives we are still friends with them but no offense they will never catch us again if they decide to come back and time for what’s we use to do back then is so scarce its will mean shutting whatever we are doing coz its takes all our time so my point they left their responsibilities as artists and no one could solve that except themselves.
3 Always show up in the studio, shows, anywhere you supposed to be.
Don’t be bagged by your team to attend certain things if you in 9-5 its understandable but if you at excuses nah ,We all have babies now , we have family now other big artists you respect balance this so well why can’t you ,We all have side hustle and business make time for your big dream. We can create a quote if it’s not out there mnganam saying “If You not your living your dream life now’ yourl never will”. What’s we mean by this is if you not busy as signed artist or independent successful artist who is how they live their lives by constantly releasing , shows , interviews ect now you won’t be able to do it smoothly once you get a deal. You will get tired easily, yourl thing they are exploiting you. Study the game yourself look at videos like this ask other successful artists but they will not tell you much because from the experience people don’t use the lessons they got easily .So Showing up is the key for Dj Swing that what’s made him well know in Kzn he was always there
4 Respect and tolerate each other.
In Some years in the underground studio ULwaz was recording in Safe Side Records, Dj So Long the producer and a friend said something in the interview we were making as an interlude. ULwaz Asked so how you guys has manage to stay together for such a long time since 2007 till today and here what’s he said “Ukbekezelelana” nokHloniphana meaning respect and tolerate one another that hit me.
You don’t give up on someone just because all of a sudden he got into drugs that can happen to the best of us,if he still putting the work then you will keep together while trying to solve this issue .it’s more like marriage of some sort you don’t give up on your partner after one infidelity strings of events will lead to saying I’m done.
Respect a person with a short temper then laugh about it later and tell him to calm down, we all have different personalities so let’s not jump into conclusion .priorities projects but don’t create a system earlier do the work in front of you as a team the always late guy give him early wrong time so automatically he be on time, the lie find a way to get him to talk the truth there’s lot of videos about that here on youtube.
5 Talk about obvious stuff that might ruin your relationship
This point is leaning to life rather than music but as I said there’s a small distinction. Talk about your friend beautiful sister and see how he react this is the hard one as gents we just watch and die from within or joke about it while someone is really destructed . How you go about this way back again ULwaz and Dj So Long I saw my producers sister coming back from school and I couldn’t hold myself that when he intervene and said that my sister bro you don’t stand a chance. So that happened by luck so now you guys can be intentional other brothers might’s not mind if you are a good guy in the hood it’s a taboo to let your sister date a friend but we really don’t know this things can happen behind your back either way,if they come out end up ruining the work relationship. The problem with this point some of the guys don’t have sister’s but still lot of girls out there if your friend say no get over it and focus on ispan. Talk about can I be in studio as an artist while you away and see if that okay with parents because some steals at the end because we use bedroom studios when we starting out. Talk about money guys , see others assume that the producer is responsible for the equipment that fine if other team members are responsible of something else , someone else might have a car we still need to put some petrol unless the working arrangement is good and maybe artist already buy electricity. Others can sacrifice others cannot afford to sacrifice since the background are not the same. Be considerate don’t watch your friend buys food every time he hit the studio and you don’t contribute he is not paying ,that just how it’s supposed to be help each other make a great environment to make hits. And lastly tell people who are not welcomed there are people who are fans or artists who come to the studio for no reason you don’t talk anything of substance maybe you can feed them with info they might fascinate them and leave it like that you need to be on the hunt and work consistency or flow. With this point its might seems like someone is centre of attention its shouldn’t be like that since the producer is normally has a finally word and one of the artist sees that there is a guy who keeps coming in the studio for no reason tell a producer to tell him politely that he’s not welcomed unless he came to work.
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6 Become best friends.
Influence each other positively , know each other closely that way yourl make a room for each other personal life and music we know what’s we said but there is family and other individual mysteries which you will know about if you are best friends.One of the frind might be business savy that a good influence , other might be on some addiction what’s its does to your best friend you can hold him accountable for his bad behaivour cause that what’s friends do in the process seeing the negative effect for you not to go donw that road. And If your best friend reads good books he might share and your life might improve as well. Here you hold each other shoulders in good and bad times because of the level of trust in each other you will be bound to go places.
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