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This podcast is about my journey of being a hip hop artist talking about writing lyrics, making beats, mixing songs, making videos and everything else that makes a music artist.

This podcast is about my journey of being a hip hop artist talking about writing lyrics, making beats, mixing songs, making videos and everything else that makes a music artist.
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Australia

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This podcast is about my journey of being a hip hop artist talking about writing lyrics, making beats, mixing songs, making videos and everything else that makes a music artist.

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English


Episodes

Just go with it, recording vocals, mixing and mastering with iZotope and being creative with Photoshop overlays and layers.

6/17/2019
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Welcome to episode 31 where I talk about just going with it without questioning it. It does make life easier when you don't second guess yourself. I also talk about recording vocals for my next song and then mixing the vocals using iZotope. I have been leaving some encouraging comments in some Reddit groups and been doing a whole lot of painting. I have also been having a wonderful time using Photoshop and learning to do some amazing things. I haven't used most of them because its just...

Duration:00:19:11

Sample Packs, OneKnob, Jesus, Doing What Inspires Me and the movie Rush

6/10/2019
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Wow welcome to episode 30! A nice round number. This week I talk about buying sample packs to make new beats, the amazing OneKnob plugins from Waves, listening to Apple Music Playlists and Spotify playlists where I give you a few tips on some functions you may not know about. I let you know about things I do that inspire and encourage me to keep going. I have also started a new beat, listen to it's beginnings. I recommend an Aussie hip hop group called Triple One. Find out which song...

Duration:00:20:51

Podcasting, ScHoolboy Q, Pusha T, The Score, Discovery

5/27/2019
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This week on episode 29 I talk about listening to some really good hip hop music, most not new. I been working on my podcast to make it look shiny and new, been watching some movies that inspired me and discovered some songs. Hope you enjoy! Love you long time hahaha WEEKLY RUNDOWN Monday: Editing podcasts Tuesday: Bought One Knob plugins from Waves, started new Insta account for podcast @diaryofahiphopartist Wednesday: worked on new logo for podcast Thursday: worked on lyrics for...

Duration:00:20:16

Getting recognition, creating from pain, earning through YouTube, the show must go on, It's so Easy, Purple Rain and a bonus track

5/20/2019
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In episode 28 I talk about getting unexpected recognition for my podcast which is nice. I also discuss how much I am earning from YouTube which I only just discovered. I have been recording vocals for my new song Creep which needs more work. I have also been fooling around with Photoshop. On the weekend I saw a few movies which I enjoyed where I discuss creating from pain and the show must go on . BONUS TRACK The bonus track is the raw version of my new song Creep which I am working on....

Duration:00:33:03

Celebrating 2000 downloads, talking lyric writing, finding DJ's to mix my songs, networking, stunned by what I heard about the Pulitzer Prize and discovering new artists and some bad news. Sorry.

5/13/2019
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In episode 27 of my podcast I celebrate getting 2000 downloads. I want to thank everyone who listens to my ramblings and comes back time and again. Thank-you so much hahaha. I also discuss writing lyrics to my new song Creep and why I was having problems. I contacted DJ's on Linked in to remix my song. Got to stop overthinking songs and just letting them be and finding out about a new artist that I would you like to know about as well. Watched the documentary Pulitzer at 100 and was stunned...

Duration:00:26:47

New song I Want It Now, Post Malone, Avengers Endgame & more auto tuning!

5/6/2019
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In episode 26 and my second video podcast I talk about the two Post Malone concerts I went to that were totally awesome. I talk about writing lyrics for a new song, doing lots of auto tuning and working on my song I Want It Now and I also saw Avengers Endgame - hear my take on it. No spoilers! I love hearing from you so if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me on the social media platforms listed below. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE. LISTEN TO...

Duration:00:20:47

First video recorded podcast that went wrong, world premiere of my new song I Want It, working on the visual side, getting it wrong, getting it right, learning and exploring

4/24/2019
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In episode 25 I finally start filming my podcasts, the video will be up in a few days on YouTube and you will see it all went wrong. I have been concentrating on the visual side of things like using PhotoMirage and Photoshop it's very exciting. I have also been Melodyning my vocals to death hahah. Listen to the podcast to hear what all this means. Also I'm sorry but you will hear the world premiere of my new song I Want It! Still working on the vocals. Got a long way to go but at least I...

Duration:00:20:14

Family first, losing your way, having fun with it, buying lots of toys to play with and having a vision to put it all together.

4/15/2019
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In episode 24 I talk about looking after family first, if your mind isn't right nothing is right. Make sure to look after family while chasing your dreams. I also talk about buying lots of toys for my computer and losing my way doing it. I have been working on voice manipulation. Listen on how I intend to change my voice to sound like a guys voice! It's ingenious. Life takes you down different roads sometimes its good to follow those paths especially if it will make you a valuable person...

Duration:00:15:55

Getting into Collarts, getting off your butt, the movie Friday, shame, Omnisphere issues, melodyne to fix singing off key and Gary Vee is wrong!

4/8/2019
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Check out episode 23 where I discuss getting into Collarts which I am really happy about. Getting off your butt and not just sitting in front of your computer for hours on end. I had a bad experience with buying Omnisphere through an account on Instagram - won't ever be doing that again. Also talking about shame and unlocking pain and using melodyne to fix my major off key singing. Movie of the week I talk about is Friday! Plus there is something Gary Vee says that I totally disagree with....

Duration:00:18:39

Talking about spending money on music, Alicia's Keys, Auto-tune, watching GoT Marathon and giving yourself a break.

4/1/2019
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In episode 22 I talk about spending lots of money on music programs and plugins - which are programs that plug into Ableton, my music making program - to help me make better sounding music! This is now a priority. I have been buying items from Waves and iZotope and Native Instruments. Now I have to learn how to use these. This explains why I haven't been releasing any new music or been making many beats. Once I get a hang of these programs then I can go back to doing what I really love...

Duration:00:21:11

New beat The Hunt, talking about being in a learning phase, doing everything yourself, frustrated as hell, divine intervention, having a vision and troubleshooting.

3/25/2019
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In episode 21 I have a good rant about everything that is going wrong hahahah. I also talk about the learning phase I am in and trying to do everything myself. I discuss having a vision and getting help by divine intervention. And in the middle of all this I preview a new beat I am working on called The Hunt because I am doing music by the way hahaha, which you wouldn't know by all the complaining. Enjoy! Thanks for listening. I love hearing from you so if you have any comments or...

Duration:00:20:28

Beat variations, listening to your soul, ignoring the haters, Alexander McQueen and computer issues.

3/18/2019
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In episode 20 I discuss making variations of the same beat. I also talk about listening to your soul and following its path, watching the Alexander McQueen documentary, ignoring the haters and computer issues - what a headache! There is also lots more so check it out. Thanks for listening. I love hearing from you so if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me on the social media platforms listed below. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE. LISTEN TO...

Duration:00:17:32

Tight Dope my new beat needs a listen. Talking Muting R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland having neurotherapy, getting new speakers and working on everything!

3/11/2019
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So in Episode 19 I talk about my new beat Tight Dope. It was rescued from the dark caves of my laptop hahaha. I am on a rescue mission to save more. I also talk about watching the documentaries about R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. Quite a fitting episode to talk about having neurotherapy to help with my massive panic attacks and depression. I also got a new laptop - what a nightmare and new speakers which is heaven. Plus I have been working on everything from music, to lyric writing,...

Duration:00:24:27

Being emotionally exhausted, trying to make music and supporting the culture that supports me.

3/4/2019
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In episode 18 I discuss being emotionally exhausted from life. I have included contact details below of organizations you can turn to for help. Please use them if you need them. They are there to help YOU! I also talk about supporting hip hop culture as much as I can. I review BlacKkKlansman, a difficult movie to watch but I am glad I saw it. Climate Change comes up but I blame Climate Change for creating Climate Change! Sorry I didn't mean that. Let me just say people created climate...

Duration:00:12:50

Is Eminem miming? Making music I like, dealing with trolls and prioritising!

2/25/2019
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In episode 17 I discuss if Eminem is mining? I went to his concert last night and it was confusing. Listen as to why! I also discuss dealing with trolls. Some days I comment other times I just delete their comments or ignore. Which is why making the music I like is so important. Can't make what other people want. I just create music to the beat of my own drum! Prioritizing is also important. Something I have to master. I think you will note the tiredness in my voice. It's important...

Duration:00:15:43

Shoutout to Max Reed, Hip Hop Forums, Analyzing Music

2/18/2019
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In episode 16 I give a big thank you to Max Reed who is the manager of The Australian Hip Hop Directory for promoting my podcast in the forums. I also discuss hip hop forums (this was before I found out Max was the manager - gulp!), analyzing music and making visualisers for beats! Check out where my post is: http://bit.ly/PodcastOnAustralianHipHopForum Check out Max's Website: https://australianhiphopdirectory.com/ Thanks for listening. I love hearing from you so if you have any...

Duration:00:14:29

Creep is the beat, getting bad news, surprising myself & workin

2/18/2019
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I cant believe I forgot to upload episode 15 last week! In this episode I discuss my new beat Creep, getting some bad news and how I dealt with it, surprising myself and working hard. Thanks for listening. I love hearing from you so if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me on the social media platforms listed below. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE. LISTEN TO MY PODCAST HERE Anchor: https://anchor.fm/sia-nas iTunes Podcasts:...

Duration:00:13:57

Electric Soul is the beat of the week, Phil Collins, broke but grateful & making more music

2/4/2019
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Welcome to episode 14. The colourful episode number is due to the colour from the Phil Collins concert I went to. You will have to check out the photos on my Instagram page to see what I am talking about. The music and stage was bright and vibrant so I though I would make the episode cover the same. I also talk about my robot beat Electric Soul and being broke as but still grateful I can make music and continue my music dream as I go through my week so you can hear what I have been up...

Duration:00:17:08

New beat I Want It, talking about living your life and Carole King, Russ and Logic

1/28/2019
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Welcome to the episode 13 - the first one of the year with a new format and talking about my new beat I Want It, and getting inspiration from Carole King, Russ, Logic and Gary Vee. I also talk about living your best life and having courage and facing your fears. Thanks for listening. I love hearing from you so if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me on the social media platforms listed below. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE LISTEN ON...

Duration:00:17:08

I Don't Want To is the beat of the week, Open Mic Nite and AbleTunes

12/3/2018
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Welcome to Episode 12 where I discuss my new beat I Don't Want To and the Rolling Stones and Post Malone influence on this beat. I also discuss my open mic night experience and how I went. Plus all the other work I do to get my songs out to the masses! Thanks for listening. I love hearing from you so if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me on the social media platforms listed below . PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE...

Duration:00:11:18