There are plenty of reasons to rap to a club beat, and the list begins with the reason that you just plain like club beats and club music. But there are other more compelling reasons to work with club beats. And just as an aside, it’s never really such a great reason to rap to a beat, any kind of beat, simply because you like it. But for now we’ll stick to club beats and why you should rap to them.
The reason that any aspiring rapper should work with club beats is because they can help to get you much needed exposure, exposure that you hardly otherwise would have gotten without working with a club beat. The reason for this is simple. Every weekend DJs all over the country spin tracks at local bar and clubs that are just full of people. DJs are always looking for the newest, hottest music to put their clientele on to. There’s nothing that makes a DJ happier than to turn their audience onto a rapper or group that they’ve never heard before.
Young rappers who have talent can capitalize on the DJs will to turn people onto the next big thing by getting their music before him.There are enough small clubs out there that if you try hard enough eventually one of them will agree to give your track a spin. What matters most of all in this equation is that your skills are tight. If not, then it doesn't matter how hot the club beat track is that you rap to, DJs aren't going to play it.
But having pointed out how talented you should be before you try to get your music heard, there is a lot to be said for selecting a crazy hot club beat. If you get the right sound in front of a DJ they may agree to play you just simply because your beat has the right sound and because you’re local and brave. Never underestimate the power of bravery to persuade someone to do something for you. And this holds true for pitching your music to DJs.
To do this you should employ a double pronged approach. Put together a list of local DJs within fifty miles of you or so. And then begin by drafting an email to send out. Send this email out to every single DJ. Make sure to personalize it a little bit for each one. Once you’ve done this, wait a week and send the email out again. There should either be an attached track, but better yet set up a link where they can hear you on the web which includes an easy way to get back at you. Once you have this email together, then you can try to approach them in person. It’s possible that they got the email and have some slight memory of you. If your lucky they will have listened to you music, and if you’re really really lucky they will like. But whatever the case keep pushing until you get one of the DJs to agree to play your club beat.