Step # 1 You Must have Originality
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland (1922 - 1969)
Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done, but doing what has been done countless times with new life, new breath. Most people imitate others.
You should be original, and whatever you do, do well.
Step # 2 Set a Specific Goal
It is better to fall short of a high mark than to reach a low one. - H. C. Payne
Some rappers give up their dreams when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before. Some people have a unclear goal like,"I need to be famous and sell millions of records". That is not a specific goal. A goal is like this, by 10th January 2017, I will be performing in big concerts as a multi-platinum artist and selling millions of records worldwide . You need to know where your going if you want to get there.
Step # 3 Make a plan
Making a plan goes with setting a goal. An excellent plan is a must for what you want. If you don't have any plan for your future, you will fail. Many problems will come up and distract you, if you don't have a plan. An excellent plan can see the path your on and your future.
Step # 4 Create a Buzz by Promoting Your Brand
You are a brand. This is important! Like McDonalds or KFC. People will identify you by your look, your voice and your name. You are your brand. Your voice and appearance has to be promoted as your brand. If you want to be known for rap music then you must get your brand in magazines and on music websites.
Step # 5 Network
Making the correct contacts and building good relationships with folks within the music business is crucial. You need to keep contacts and resources organized, if you want to be a good rapper. You need to bear in mind that this a business, not simply a hobby.
Step # 6 Making money
Get out there and showcase your talent. Appoint a manager to book you in some clubs, college's, concerts, speak at Radio shows. By this you get your voice heard. Do not stop promoting your brand and you'll create cash.
Step # 7 Work hard
You get to the highest of your profession by working harder than everyone else. If you wish to be best, you'll need to beat the competition. Look into Michael Jordan, he is retired and his brand still overshadows basketball as if he is never left. You need to ask yourself is this a hobby or a career?