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Where can i buy hip hop beats? | RIGHT HERE!!

Hey guys, Stu pickles here again. Or Xtr@Ba$eHitZ. Or whatever you want to call me is fine. 😀

I’m here today to discuss the topic of BEATS. Or, where can i buy hip hop beats? Yeah. We all love them, but few know how to hit your soul like my beats do. Haha. Well I’m exaggerating a little. But I really do enjoy making them.

It’s been a passion of mine for Almost 8 years. Why do I love them so much?

It’s easy, they move my spirit like few other things can, and give me chills. If you’re reading this, I’m sure you feel the same way.

You’re not like other people though. You are probably pretty dang serious about making music if you’ve gotten this far. And I applaud you for that, because not everyone is like you.

There are some people who expect handouts in the hip-hop scene. And I want to discuss that today a little more in depth.

Quality

First off, I’ve gotten approached probably hundreds of times online about my beats. Most people will not get back to you even if you give them free stuff.

HUH? You may be saying: But that doesn’t really make sense Stu. They acted interested to the point of basically begging for the beat!

Yes I know, but you see some people want to further their own careers and not help you in the process. As soon as you mention $, they all vanish like cockroaches.

I used to be bitter about it. But I learned that it’s part of the scene. Most of these people will not stick around for long. That sounds harsh but it’s the truth. If you’re serious about your music you will have a few things:

  1. A decent mic (WITH A POP FILTER)
  2. A good sound card (An Audio Interface, not your computers card)
  3. A good computer
  4. Good Studio Monitors
  5. A good sequencer

Some of the guys I have worked with in the past did NOT have these things, and their track suffered because of it. To me it was insulting. Here I am giving you free stuff and you repay me with THAT garbage?

It’s not that they didn’t have good content or a good flow. Quite the contrary. They had great ideas and concepts, but their sound quality was awful.

I have also worked with people who do value quality, and it shows. I really respect those people a great deal. I take pride in how my music sounds, and when someone equally as passionate about it collaborates with me, it’s a great confidence boost.

Free handouts

There is nothing wrong with giving out free beats. In fact, all of mine currently are buy one get one free. They can also be had for a great price. The non-exclusives are $19.95

CHECK OUT MY BEATS HERE!!

The funny thing is, I’ve been approached lately by a few different people that seemed to be really interested in hopping on a few of these. As soon as I outlined my prices, (OFFERING THEM A FREE BEAT), I got no response back 😛

That’s crazy to me. But I don’t let it get to me anymore. I’m starting to realize that it’s a numbers game, sort of like online dating. You can’t bank on one person, and you can’t let it get you down.

We must keep it moving

Which is my motto for 2015.

To close I’d like to use some analogies

Many people don’t want to pay for beats and support their fellow artist. I’ve never understood why. If you don’t have the money, that’s fine, but kind of BS in a way. You pay for all kinds of other stuff, which leads me to my point:

  1. I wouldn’t walk into a grocery store expecting free food
  2. I wouldn’t try to order a cake over the phone without inquiring about the price
  3. I certainly wouldn’t walk into a restaurant without my wallet
  4. I don’t go to the doctors office expecting a free check up
  5. I wouldn’t NOT have my credit card info ready if I was going to buy something online

The list really does go on forever. 😛 But why is it when you’re trying to sell something that you worked hard on, it’s suddenly an issue? This goes for paintings and graphic design work as well. I do both. And I can’t stand when people try to low ball me, or get something for free. That’s my time and resources pal! 😀 I heard a great quote recently in an email I received about commissioning paintings (which can also be applied to beats).

“If you like what I do, this is what I charge. If you don’t want to pay it, you don’t have to buy it.”

That person imparted on me to never sell yourself short If you’re talented, you should market that talent. State your price and shut up. That is what I will do moving forward. I will continue to let my talent and hard-work speak for itself.

I thank you guys so much for reading. If you have any questions or comments, or just want to yell at me.. Feel free!!! 🙂 I really do look forward to speaking with you.

All the best and God Bless,

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[Xtr@Ba$eHitZ]

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10 Comments

  1. I don’t know about the “general” hiphop scene, but as a bboy, I always buy mixtapes n try to support – especially my local DJs. All that crate-digging n hours putting everything together takes mad knowledge, skills, and dedication. Without the beat, there’s no dance – period.

    Real recognize real 🙂

    • Thanks brother! You’re so right, it’s my time, dedication and resources. And it’s the same for each beat maker. It’s not exclusive to only me. Everyone who has a talent and works hard on their craft should be compensated for it. Period.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Stu

  2. Great article. You’re so right. People just want to rip beats off not create their own or pay someone who actually had the talent to do it. Unfair. It’s the same as a poet writing a poem and never getting recognized for it.

  3. Love your mentality Stu! I can totally relate to this feeling. As a health coach…some people will happily take all the free advice they can get but when it comes to the mention of the cost of a program they’re out like BAM! I work hard, put in a lot of time energy, and effort into my work for others to benefit with a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes it can feel like a slap in the face.

    Don’t sweat it, or waste your time and energy on these types of people, the “Lookey Loos” who simply aren’t serious. You can dangle a nice ripe, bright orange, beautiful carrot in front of some people and they just won’t see it.

    Focus on serious people who truly value your creativity. These people will contribute to your works of art because they see the value in your work. in the words of Jim Rohn “We get paid for bringing value to the market place.” If most of want something bad enough we will find a way to pay for it. And people will because your beats are awesome and your creations do speak for themselves 🙂

    • Thank you for the inspiring and thoughtful words. This year I am staying positive and pushing forward no matter how many times I get rejected on a daily basis. I know my work is valuable so why should I settle or give into a notion of what someone else thinks? Finding serious people is definitely a challenge, but one I am up for.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Stu

  4. Those who want free beats are people (I’m willing to bet) have never actually seen how hard producers work to create that beat, I don’t see a difference between that and someone jacking my phone that I worked for to buy. My primary skills arent those of a producer, but I know for a fact, first hand experience how much producers put in work. I think if those artists got a grib on that fact they wouldnt ask for free beats, they would support the producers.

    • I was just thinking about this. A lot goes into making a beat. I work hard on my stuff and I also make sure it sounds right before I’m finished. Lately I have been sending my tracks to a guy who masters them. I PAY HIM per track. The concept of 2 people exchanging value is not something that is foreign to me, or something I try to avoid. I wish all people approached business like this. Thank you for stopping by!
      -Stu

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