If you’re a rap musician and want to get recognized fast, a well made rap music video is a great strategy to make you famous in the shortest amount of time possible. To create publicity you need to create a video that has both a great musical vibe combined with great visual aesthetics
First you need a producer that is skilled in a combination of areas such as videography, music, sound and video editing and even fashion so you have both the music and the video taken care of.
You also need specialized producers who will put together your rap music professionally. If you’re just starting out you should keep in mind that rapping involves a combination of style and creativity with an urban vibe.
1. Getting a Skilled, Experienced Crew
You cannot come up with an excellent rap music video on your own, you need to get a skilled crew that will give you support in achieving your goal. This crew should consist of an editor, direction and back up dancers. The editor and the director evaluate your song and they come up with the best way to market and improve your musical fundamentals. The director also works with the videographer to come up with the most attractive scenes to shoot a great video. The backup dancers should be attractive and stylish with a good taste of fashion in order to create an attractive video. While choosing the support crew, your budget should be the major factor of consideration.
2. Acquiring Wealth Display
It’s always a plus for a rap video to display a show of wealth, fashion and style. If you want your video to be classy and catchy you should include the expensive flashy cars and some expensive jewelry. It’s a key factor for your back up dancers to be in stylish urban outfit and jewelry.
If you’re low on cash, you can pull out free advertisements in your video for big companies that can loan you big classic cars or jewelry for free in exchange for that. It is always advisable to finalize on the designs and styles beforehand to come up with a perfect attractive and catchy video.
Of course, this advice is geared towards mainstream music portraying a certain lifestyle. If your music doesn’t really reflect these ideals, then maybe you should think of other ways to display your point of view.
3. Quality Equipment
The visual quality of your video will go a long way in determining how viral your video becomes. Everyone out there wants to watch a video thats of high visual quality so this is what you should give your fans.
The quality of the camera while capturing a shot goes a long way in determining the quality of the video. Finding a good HD video camera may be expensive but it’s worth the trouble since it produces good results. In videography you’ll need one or two camera people but that depends of your budget. You should communicate clearly to them about what you want exactly from the shot. Do not forget the lighting person if you’re capturing the video indoors.
4. Perform the Song in Front of the Camera
You should find 3 – 5 locations with good footage to shoot the video and obtain the best of them all. This will be a matter of preference and artistic direction, so make sure to put a lot of time into the way the video will be presented to the viewer. For the upmost of quality, you’ll need to edit the song over your video, which is outlined in the next step below.
5. Editing the video
Editing the video needs patience, time and commitment; you need to decide on the perfect pace for the video while editing. The editor will delete some parts of your video into the desired length under the directions of your director. Professional editors should ensure that the video does not contrast with the song. Rap music videos tend to be dramatic and it would be best if the editor is crafty enough to add sound effects to the video; ambient street noise works well. Having one editor for your video shoot will save you from the trouble of fallout that occurs from having several editors.
You should aim to create a high quality video that flows with the content and the rhythm of your song and you can be assured of getting the publicity you need from hip hop heads
6. Market the video
When you’re done with the production of the video, that’s not the end of the game, you need to market your video for it to gain publicity, otherwise it won’t make progress towards impacting your career. You need to thrill rap music lovers.
Public relations companies or a record label will help you put your video on a platform of being played on the major television channels which will make it attain a high marketing potential. If this is your first video, it may be more convenient and flexible to begin on the small networks as they’re more likely to rotate your video more regularly.
Your dreams of becoming the most famous hip–hop star are just a single step ahead. You just need to follow the given steps on creating the best rap song video and achieving your dream.
You don’t have to start as big as some of the rap music stars did; if you have a small budget, do not wait until you get noticed, you can always get a producer who can make you a good video that’s equivalent to your budget. To make your video better, you can always incorporate a live recording scene of your song to display your real–time performance energy on stage. Remember to stay creative and keep working hard!