Similarities between Rap Artists & IMers

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OK, so this post is actually going to be about something I've noticed in the hip-hop/rap world of music.

1 - In almost every hip-hop/rap music video, the artist is waving/counting/throwing/etc money around.

The reason I think this is interesting is that these guys can get away with rapping about how much money they have, only because it's going to make them MORE money.

With IMing, the guys that make a ton of money are the ones that can effectively teach others. The difference between the IMer and the rap artist tho, is that an IMer should never base a product around theories of how to make money. Anything you teach others (whether they paid you or not) about making money online, should have already worked for you.

2 - Rap artists have proven the power of joint ventures.

Nowadays, it is very rare to see a hot new song hit the radio and it just be performed by 1 single artist.

These guys (like DJ Khaled, Lil' Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy, Akon - and so many others) are using the power of each others' popularity to push songs to the tops of the charts and to earn royalties all the way around the table.

I know these are some different views being brought into the forum, but sometimes I think it is good to think outside the box. Try to learn lessons from other industries and other experiences that could help you grow your business.

Thanks for reading!

- Tommy
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    There are a LOT of parallels. Mostly because rappers are just entrepreneurs, which is why rap is total garbage these days and that's all they talk about (their money, cars, etc.), it's the equivalent of promoting in the IM niche. It's like selling a home business course to people who want to start a home business course who are taught how to sell a home business course, if that makes sense.

    Also, they just use templates for songs more or less that they know people will think are good (by people I mean the mass market, crappy auto tune songs, etc.) Lil Wayne was literally GIFTED one of his top songs by someone who was essentially saying, "I owe you one, here's a song that's a guaranteed hit." -- and it was. They test and improve what they do until it makes tons of money, which dilutes the quality and equals total crap. This is another reason the movie industry pumps out crappy movies and just keeps going down hill. They find something that sells then just rinse and repeat, like IM!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      I guess it's all good as long as the money's flowing. It's amazing because in the music world there are some really talented singers/musicians that don't need to rely on a great studio engineer to make them sound like they have talent.

      Along the same vein Hollywood is full of talented and capable film makers but they're not given a chance.

      Maybe one day the public will wake up, say they've had it with this crap, and stop supporting it (with their dollars).

      Kevin

      Originally Posted by Andrew Maule View Post

      Also, they just use templates for songs more or less that they know people will think are good (by people I mean the mass market, crappy auto tune songs, etc.) Lil Wayne was literally GIFTED one of his top songs by someone who was essentially saying, "I owe you one, here's a song that's a guaranteed hit." -- and it was. They test and improve what they do until it makes tons of money, which dilutes the quality and equals total crap. This is another reason the movie industry pumps out crappy movies and just keeps going down hill. They find something that sells then just rinse and repeat, like IM!
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Shain
        Another way rappers are comparable with Internet Marketing is this:

        Rappers spend time in the studio to make a cd. Once the cd's have shipped, the rappers start making money based on the sales. The only made the cd one time yet they continue to get paid.

        Internet Marketers made niche sites, ebook, reports etc. Again these are made once and you continue to get paid.

        Now if we could just get paid like some of those rappers...
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  • Profile picture of the author UBotBuddy
    I draw a different conclusion.

    Bad products and Bad music.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raiel Schwartz
    It isn't so much that Rap Artists are similar to Internet Marketers or Internet Marketers are similar to [Insert W/E Here]

    It's all about following business/marketing principals.

    This is just evident by all the parallels between various markets.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I think the one thing that can be safely concluded is that both Rap artists and IMers are maverick entrepreneurs that blaze trails that few people dare to tread on. They throw a lot of stuff up on the wall and experiment to see what sticks, and build on their successes from there. It's definitely not a path for the faint of heart, but it definitely has its rewards.
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