How to become a famous rapper

If you’re looking to become a famous rapper, there are some tips and tricks that can help make your dream come true. You might need some luck or talent—or both—but at the end of the day it all starts with hard work. So here are nine steps for making yourself into a hip-hop star.

Never give up exercising

Now that you've made the decision to become a famous rapper, it's time to start taking action. The first thing you'll want to do is start exercising. No matter how hard it gets or how much pain you're in, keep going! Don't give up on your dreams just because they're hard—you never know what amazing things might happen if you just keep pushing through.

If someone tells you that it won't work out, don't listen! No one knows what will happen until they try—maybe their advice will be helpful, but maybe not. In either case, staying motivated and keeping your head in the game can help make all the difference when it comes time for success (or failure).

Examine the rhyme schemes of famous hip hop musicians

One of the best ways to learn how to write rap is to study the work of famous rappers. There are many artists who have set a high standard for what good hip hop sounds like and, if you want your own rap career to be successful, it's important that you familiarise yourself with their styles and techniques.

Examine the rhyme schemes of famous hip hop musicians

One way to do this is by listening closely for each line in the song. Pay attention not just to what they're saying but also how they say it: what kind of flow (or cadence) does their voice have? How often do they use rhymes? Are there any patterns that emerge as you listen through multiple songs?

Read lot of books

The best way to become a famous rapper is to read a lot of books, poems, rhymes. It will help you understand how rhymes are made.

Read lot of books

Rap and poetry are more similar than you probably realise. A excellent way to improve your rap lyrical writing abilities is to read and write poetry. Reading expands your mind and horizons, and writing it will teach you about cadence, rhyming, and other writing techniques.

Write creative music that evokes strong feelings

To become a successful hip-hop artist, you have to write creative music that evokes strong feelings. This means using your own experiences and thoughts. Using your own emotions and words. Using your style, voice, rhythm, melody and beat as well as tone of voice when you rap or sing the lyrics of your songs.

Develop your own style

If you want to become a famous rapper, then what you need to do is develop your own style. You have to find you name, your unique voice, find your own sound, and develop something that makes you stand out from the crowd.

You have to find the niche that's right for you and get comfortable with it—whether it's rapping about shoes or cars or something else entirely!

Invest in good equipment

You need to invest in good equipment. Whether you're recording or performing, communicating or networking, social media or branding, the quality of your products isn't just a matter of pride—it's also a matter of credibility.

Invest in good equipment

You may think that it's best to save as much money as possible when buying equipment because you have so much other stuff on your plate (like writing songs). But if you skimp on this aspect and then release one-star albums or videos with bad sound quality and lighting, people will notice right away—and so will potential fans who might otherwise be interested in hearing more from you!

Make a music video out of your song

Once you've recorded your song, it's time to make a music video. This is the only way to get people interested in your music, so don't skimp on this step!

You should use your creativity and imagination when making a music video. If you're creative enough, you can make something that will go viral on social media and get lots of views! You can also take inspiration from other artists' videos if they are related to yours—but still be original!

Make a music video out of your song

Make sure that whatever happens in your music video is relevant to the song; otherwise people might not understand what's going on. Also, don't forget about entertainment value: try to make sure it's funny as well as interesting for people who see it for the first time.

Build local buzz in your hometown

To build local buzz in your hometown, start by getting a show. It doesn't have to be a big one—just something that will bring people out of the woodwork and get them talking about you. Then take your demo recording (or whatever you have) and sell it at shows. If you can get some local press coverage and radio play, that's even better.

You'll also want to create a website where people can listen to tracks and learn more about what you're doing right now: Why are these songs so good? Where did they come from? What do they mean?

Rap Battles

Rap battles are the perfect way to get noticed. They're also a great way to make money. If you've ever wanted to become famous, rap battles are the place for you!

Rap Battles

To win your first battle, it's important that you practice your raps before going on stage. You don't want to be caught with all of those complicated rhymes in front of an audience who doesn't know what they mean. This can lead them thinking that your raps aren't good enough or even worse—that they suck!

Showcase your skills

Once you've made your name in the underground scene, it's time to show off your skills on a bigger stage. The Internet is your best friend here; with sites like YouTube and SoundCloud, you can share your music with people around the world without having to sell out and sign with a major label (not that we're against that, either).

It's important for rappers to make sure their work is accessible by releasing singles regularly so fans can stay up-to-date with new material. Once these tracks are released, post them everywhere from Twitter to CalypsoRoom so everyone knows what you're up to.

Build and engage your audience

To become a famous rapper, you’re going to need an audience. A fan base. The more fans you have, the more likely they are to buy your music, come see your shows and help support you in other ways that will make it easier for you to achieve success and be able to live off of your art (or at least pay rent).

Here are some steps that can help get people listening:

- Engage with them on social media and share content regularly so they know what’s coming up next and when new music is available
- Post about events where people can meet up with each other or even just join a private group chat so they can communicate directly with artists like yourself who are creating interesting content online.

You can surely gain a direct engage with your followers using CalypsoRoom. Imagine some of your great fans joining you in a private video chat to listen to some of your songs. What else is needed for you to connect with them directly? Nothing, that’s right.

Build and engage your audience

Form industry connections

When it comes to the music business, networking is essential. Some of the many beneficial contacts you should make to advance your musical career include:

- Other rappers.
- A mentor who can help you learn more about the music business and give you advice as you go along.
- Someone to represent your interests (like an agent or manager) by contacting them directly or through a referral from someone else in their field (such as another rapper).


Hip hop music is a genre of music that was born in New York in the 1970s, but it has since spread across the globe and evolved into many different forms. Today, you can find hip hop artists from all over the world putting their own spin on this unique style of music. If you want to join them as an artist on this journey from obscurity to fame, then there's no better place than here!

Do you wish to promote your music in a fresh and engaging way by having it posted to CalypsoRoom? Express your interest through this form.

Thanks for reading,
CalypsoRoom Team


Written by CalypsoRoom Editorial Team
The CalypsoRoom Editorial Team is a skilled and diverse group of writers, researchers, and industry specialists who have access to Calypso's data and information in order to give you broad knowledge about the music industry as well as helpful advice to help you manage your music and dancing career.

Updated January 2023

How to become a famous rapper




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