Rap Solo? Or Rap as a Group?

Which one is better?

Rap Solo?

When starting out you can either start up as a solo artist or as a group like Wu-Tang Clan. Both of them have their pros and cons but it really boils down to what you really want. In this post I’ll look at both of these options and discuss what each one offers.

Remember, if you really go after it, you can become successful with either of these. It’s all up to you. First, lets analyze going solo.

Rap Solo

This option is obviously the more popular of the two because if you look at today’s most successful rappers, they are all solo artists. Yea, they feature other artists in some of their songs but that’s something different. This option seems to be easier to manage as well because you would only be focusing on yourself.

If you’re a new artist trying to make it, it’s probably the best option since you want to focus on you and not worry about other people not trying or not giving it their all. The last thing you want to do is babysit a bunch of people who are not taking what you consider your career, seriously. Here’s a list of what I consider to be the pros of going solo

  • You can focus on you
  • No babysitting
  • Profit will be all for you
  • You make the decisions
  • No disagreements between group members
  • You won’t have to worry about contrasting rap styles
  • Satisfaction of making it on your own

Now, not all of these may apply to you as circumstances may be different in your case, but in most cases these are some of the pros to rapping solo. I believe this is the best way to go for an aspiring new hip hop artist.

You should start out like this and once you get experience or if you feel like your gaining success, then try forming a group, if that’s what you really want. Like I said in the beginning, if you really want it you can make it happen.

 

Rap as a Group?

Rap as a Group

This is the more complicated of the two because there are a lot more issues involved when dealing with this option. I’m not saying you won’t be successful if you choose this option. There are very successful groups such as Wu-Tang and D-12, so obviously making it to the top this way is possible.

When rapping as a group things such as getting new ideas come easier because you have more minds at work. When starting out, new ideas are crucial because you want to be original and you want to come up with things that no one has heard of before. Here’s the pros list for rap as a group.

  • New ideas will come easier
  • You won’t have to write songs all by yourself
  • Instead of rapping to a full song you’ll only have a verse (less stress)
  • Help with costs
  • Going through set backs with friends

When you look at it this way, rapping as a group isn’t so bad and it may be the best choice for you. Maybe rapping with other people just makes you feel better and this is what motivates you.

If that’s the case, then by all means go with this choice. You have to do what gets you inspired and motivated. While some people tear up the mic alone, others do better when they’re spitting as a group.

So which one is the right one for you? Analyze both of these and see what you like and dislike about both. Do you dream of making it as a group? Or do you see yourself as the next Jay-Z? Which ever one you choose, make sure you give it 110% and nothing less.

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