Forbes Magazine recently released their list of the top earning rap singers for 2017.
Let me tell you folks, that the figures were more impressive than a swim suit model's!
Reigning supreme, was Sean (P. Diddy) Combs, with over 800 million large.
Also among the ranks were hip-hop royalty Jay-Z, Dre and Drake.
Read more here:
Who knew that having a gift for putting words to a clever beat could be so lucrative?
HERE'S THE DEAL...
Whether you dig hip hop or not, you'd do well to emulate some of the practices and principles of today's successful rappers, if you too wanna' "live large," command a cult-like following, stay in the game, and cultivate skills to pay the bills.
If you can get past their sometimes profanity-laced lyrics and legal issues, there is something to be learned.
HERE ARE 4 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS YOU SHOULD MASTER...
1. WEAR CONFIDENCE LIKE A SECOND SKIN.
Categorically speaking, rappers have "swagger." They believe in themselves and their ability.
They don't shy away from controversy, and often express themselves without apology or need for approval. Something we all should consider.
2. CLAIM YOUR BRAGGING RIGHTS!
"I got cash to blow, raps that flow,"says P.Diddy in a popular song.
Perhaps your accomplishment is a best-selling book on Amazon, or a listing in a "Top Blog for Writers" compilation, or the release of a new Ebook. Bravo, baby.
Now do your part. Share it. Shout it. Strut your stuff. If not you, then who?
3. TREAT WORDS LIKE A COMMODITY.
Make the most of your creative license. Remember what your English teacher taught you... and take it even further.
Experiment with literary devices like hyperbole, imagery, alliteration, parallels and metaphors.
No matter what genre you dabble in, these techniques can make your writing more interesting, colorful and engaging, yo!
Did you know that most well-paid rappers become rich not just from their music sales, but also from product endorsements, clothing lines, restaurants and other savvy business ventures? Cast a wide net.
If you're a blogger, why not dabble in multiple genres? Start a membership club?
Write books for others? Coach? Teach online?
The possibilities are endless.
If your goal this year is to take your writing game to the next level, take these timely tips into consideration to optimize your efforts.
There can indeed be rapture in rap.
Anything you would add here?
Agree or disagree? Holla' if you feel me. :-)
Image credits: https://Pixabay.com/