.We’ve all been there. you know how it feels when your friend sends you his mixtape but you don’t know what to say because it’s simply trash.
He asked you hey can you listen to this my song and then it sounds like Patapaa having sex with Patapaa and having a little version of Patapaa.
Here is the thing; doing music is very difficult. Not everyone is cut for making music. Not everyone is meant to blow up with music people make it seem as if music has some shortcut you can take success but its not even the case.
I mean everyone can rap or sing but not everyone can be a good rapper or a good singer rapping is like drinking alcohol and being very intoxicated whilst trying to maintain a good erection. I mean it seems easy to the mind but is very difficult to attain such a feat.
For one good rapper, there are thousands of rappers that can never make a good line, bad word play, no original idea and is as weird as Speed Darlington. So you ask yourself how do I tell them that their mixtape is very very bad. Follow this little point that I’ve given you
GIVE THEM AN ALTERNATIVE COMPLIMENT
This way you don’t have to lie but you also don’t have to tell them the thing that would hurt them. Say something like wow this is very different and I’m proud that you are following your dreams. And if you don’t have anything good to say just say wow and change the subject
COMPARE THEM TO SOMEONE VERY BIG
Another way to tell him that mixtape is very easy just compare him to somebody he doesn’t even think he’s like. If you tell him his rap is as good as Nasty C or even Kendrick Lamar, he might get the idea but you are exaggerating and you’re trying to take yourself out of the position of being a liar or trying to hurt his feelings.
I mean it’s better to say the beat reminds me of Sarkodie’s illuminati instead of saying you rap like sarkodie. charlie this very upsetting
REMIND THEM OF ANOTHER CAREER PATH
Honestly I think this might hurt them in the way but also help them in the long run. Gently tell them that their music is good but they have something great like poetry painting 11 signs.
Also ask them if they have something nice for talented that they can actually pursue, if they say yes and tell them of how that camera can actually help them.
Because in the long run you’ll be proud of yourself if the trash mixtape guy ends up being a good engineer.
JUST BE HONEST
Sometimes honesty is the best thing to do. They might hate you at the long run but I least you’re being the only friend that is been honest to them. Honesty makes you a short-term enemy but a long time friend trust me on that one.
If his song is trash just say it nicely but tell them its trash. For example you can tell them that yeah song is simply as bad as Kwaku Manu trying to sing the national anthem. Or Rosemond Brown auditioning for american idol.
And also you can exaggerate by telling them that their song is so bad that the devil used it as a theme song when coming to take people to hell.
So there you have it. Here are 4 simple ways ( or not) to tell your friend that his songs is just trash or maybe you can just support him if you want it. For all you know he might be the next Patapaa. Long Live Ghana Music