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J.Scott Tip: “Leaks”
By J.Scott |


I’ve noticed something recently that doesn’t seem to make much sense to me. How are artists releasing songs but labeling them “Leaked”? The last time I checked, if someone drops their own song, that’s an official release. That’s not a leak, guys. No need to add a false level of exclusiveness to get listeners intrigued. Just do you.

- J.Scott

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J.Scott Tip: “Freestyles”
By J.Scott |


I don’t know if most of you rappers have noticed, but a “freestyle”, by definition, is something that is improvised at the moment. So… if you write a verse over Jay-Z’s “Izzo” and record it, that is not an “Izzo Freestyle”. That’s a cover, remix, or just a verse. Please adjust your titles accordingly.
Thanks.

- J.Scott

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  • What’s Your Name?

    Who are you? Really. Ask yourself that. The first step to making a presence is knowing who you are. The one thing that should always be consistent throughout your brand, (yes, you are a brand), is your name. Occasional name changes aside, your name always be the same. But when upcoming rapper, let’s call him “Kid Magic”, releases new music and his YouTube account calls him “K.I.D. Magic”, song title calls him “KidMagic”, Twitter calls him “Kiidd Magic”, and so on and so forth, how are his fans supposed to connect to his brand?
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  • Who's Next?


    Who will be the next Riser to join the RapRise.com Hall Of Fame?