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SoSuhMe



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How do you go about getting into the ghostwriting buisness?  Reply with quote  

Id like to look into this. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:10 pm
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Plum Puddin'



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Who would you wanna ghostwrite for?

This is your job interview.

Give me 8 bars for Raekwon, 8 bars for Aesop & a hook for Project Pat.

Go.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:20 pm
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AdamBomb



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Plum Puddin' wrote:
Who would you wanna ghostwrite for?

This is your job interview.

Give me 8 bars for Raekwon, 8 bars for Aesop & a hook for Project Pat.

Go.


Coke raps + jabberwocky jabberjaw + mayne

Who is the target market here?
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:04 pm
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Plum Puddin'



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The kids.

The kids need a new hero.

SoSuhMe could be that hero.

Now quickly, gimme a verse about the hardships of life from the perspective of an old garden rake that doesnt get used anymore, in the style of Chino XL.

Go.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:29 pm
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AdamBomb



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Plum Puddin' wrote:
The kids.

The kids need a new hero.

SoSuhMe could be that hero.

Now quickly, gimme a verse about the hardships of life from the perspective of an old garden rake that doesnt get used anymore, in the style of Chino XL.

Go.


Am I alloud to use the word "like" and drop celebrity tabloid references?
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:36 pm
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Plum Puddin'



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Most definitely.

Refrences to how you are like the sun in the ways that you not only shine, but also bring the heat too will earn you some extra credit as well.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:41 pm
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SoSuhMe



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AdamBomb wrote:
Plum Puddin' wrote:
Who would you wanna ghostwrite for?

This is your job interview.

Give me 8 bars for Raekwon, 8 bars for Aesop & a hook for Project Pat.

Go.


Coke raps + jabberwocky jabberjaw + mayne

Who is the target market here?
Cant forget to add a "ahhh" to the end of every word. They call me project pat-ahhh.

Btw, you guys try to hard. Its a circle jerk of self satisfaction.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:52 pm
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Why do you wanna ghostwrite?

Why not just rap?
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 pm
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jehu



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Plum Puddin' wrote:


Why do you wanna ghostwrite?

Why not just rap?


you, my friend, are a master.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:17 pm
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al(phonic)



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you gotta find a new approach to the trade. has ghost writing for dead mcs been done? then sell it, saying the dead mcs cousin owed you money/his life because you paid for a cab for him to get away from a drunk and scorned girlfriend, and he gave you all he had on him, his sacred keepsake from 'dead mc'

if you have no morals

if you do, try a local crew. maybe hook up with a good beatmaker with is or has an mc that can flow, but has boring rhymes. make someone better/money FOR FREE. connections and respect. build

or look up successful ghost writers that arent famous mcs. i bet most would be rather accessible electronically. ask the experts

just quick ideas, ive never looked into it.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:26 pm
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Captiv8



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I think being a ghostwriter isn't something you can try to do. Somebody taps you. It's like becoming a spook, no pun intended.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:56 pm
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Prontoid



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most ghost writers I can think of are/were rappers of some success in their own right...
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:01 pm
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SoSuhMe



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jehu wrote:
Plum Puddin' wrote:


Why do you wanna ghostwrite?

Why not just rap?


you, my friend, are a master.
Because i can write a lil bit and dont have the money or time to invest in going all the way. Id like to get my feet wet just writing. It was a legitimate question. I figured it would be taken as a joke. I can't really find any connects on studios or anything. Most people i know dont like the type of shit i write. Most people i know who record shit are liars and id rather not change my style just to seem more street or whatever. I at least wanna be true to myself.
Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:12 pm
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SoSuhMe



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Prontoid wrote:
most ghost writers I can think of are/were rappers of some success in their own right...
When i hear what alot of my rapping friends rap about i feel kinda awkward and embarrassed for them. I have one buddy who raps about popping bottles of champagne and riding caddies on deuce deuces when in reality he's never owned a car, or a bike for that matter. I don't wanna degrade myself rapping with my friends like that. And honestly the influences i value they think are weak. I.e. Sage, curren$y, El-P, Danny Brown etc...Most of the producers they work with are stuck on pseudo Hot Boyz/DJ Khaled shit. Really outdated like.

I always thought rubbin elbows with street level just tryin to come up guys would be good for me. They would be hungry and be about emceein. Really expressin creative muscle. The ones im exposed to are just trying to be a poor mans T.I. or even worse...Birdman.
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