FACEPALM. You make beats? what the **** do you want??? here's a ****ing cookie.
There are no shortcuts to this shit people. If you want to make it, crave work and fall into the routine of paying dues. I have "producer" friends that talk my dam leg off about youtube views, radio spins, thousand dollar promotion, yada yada yada. If you're so caught up in making it and becoming big..... QUIT!!!!! If you're a producer, get in the dam studio and make a thousand beats per day. Who you are when nobody is looking defines you. Would you rather be famous? or would you rather make music all day (AKA A PRODUCER). Seriously.... quit.
I was once in that sad mindstate... "how can i make it?"
Now the thought of it is boring... I'm ready to work with respected emcee's and not make any money for it for the rest of my life. Totally focused on making good music despite what pop culture thinks or anybody else outside of the true hip-hop culture. The funny thing is... that IS making it to me now.
WWDD? what would dilla do?