Why are hip-hop producers killing their own careers by undervaluing their own talents and allowing others to take advantage of them? Read more below:
When a producer gives a beat to a rapper “for the love,” that rapper can:
1. Sell the song for a profit
2. Build his/her brand and boost his/her career
3. Monetize online plays/streams
4. Book shows/tours based on this original music
The producer loses. Where’s “the love?” It’s not unreasonable to expect some type of fair compensation for your talents and efforts. Making a living doesn’t ruin your art.