The Blueprint - Section 1: Finding the Beat

As you embark on your journey to become a legitimate artist or rapper, you'll quickly realize that finding the right beat is the cornerstone to creating your unique sound. Today, we're going to delve into some of the essential steps that you can take to find, create, and secure your sound.

Invest in Your Sound

Creating your sound as a budding rapper has never been easier or more accessible. Platforms such as Beatstars, Airbit, and Traktrain offer a marketplace for artists to purchase and license original beats.

These websites cater specifically to artists like you, aiming to create your unique sound. By offering a variety of beats from producers across the globe, they provide a treasure trove of potential hits waiting to be discovered. Purchasing and licensing beats from these platforms not only secure your rights to use these tunes but also ensure that you’re supporting the producer's creative efforts.

Build Relationships

Diving deep into the rabbit hole of streaming sites such as YouTube and SoundCloud can introduce you to a universe of talented producers, ripe for collaboration. But it's crucial to remember that even if a beat is listed as "FREE," it doesn't mean you can freely use it without potential repercussions.

Always reach out to the producer before recording over their beats. Establishing communication can save you from any legal issues down the line and open doors for future collaborations. Besides, building relationships with producers can often lead to an exchange of ideas, resources, and opportunities that could significantly benefit your music.

Do it Yourself

Finally, there's the option of going full DIY and learning to produce your own beats. Free Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) like Waveform Free and Cakewalk by BandLab are great choices. For premium options, Logic Pro  (macOS), Ableton Live  (macOS, Windows), FL Studio (macOS, Windows), and Reaper  (Linux, macOS, Windows) are recommended. Producing your own beats gives you control over your sound and helps you understand the technical nuances of production.

While it may seem daunting at first, the process of making a beat can be incredibly rewarding. It allows you to put a piece of yourself into every aspect of your music and helps cultivate a deeper appreciation for the craft.


Embarking on your journey to become a rapper is as exciting as it is challenging. But with the right beat, the proper permissions, and perhaps even your own production skills, you can build the foundation of your first track. In the next installment of this series, we'll dive into creating the space to record your vocals! Stay tuned and tap in for more info! The spotlight awaits.

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