Should You Buy Hip Hop Beats With Or Without Them?
Where To Find Beats with Hooks? Beats with hooks – it seems more and more people are looking to buy hip hop instrumentals with hooks already included in them. But is it better to buy them with hooks included, or to create your own hooks?
Hip hop instrumentals have been created for years. Usually, beats were created as an instrumental only, unless it was a sampled beat which included a small piece of an already famous song. However, it seems more recording artists and singers as of late are looking for beats with an already created hook, or chorus verse to make the beat stand out.
Instrumentals sold with hooks included seem to be bought by artists looking to buy hip hop beats for more uptempo catchy songs they have written that have potential to be heard on the radio. With more and more artists looking for beats with hooks, should you buy these types of instrumentals or not? While buying them may be what some feel is a gold mine, there are negative impacts to these types of beats as well.
For one, if a producer sells a beat with a hook attached to it non exclusively, you can be assured that your hit song won’t be the only song created with the same hook to it.
Second, the beat with hook is the property of the producer unless the beat with the attached hook is sold to you complete with copyright. Therefore, if the song becomes a major hit, you allow even more negotiating rights to the producer.
Third, your creativity is limited by not allowing yourself to write your own hook for the song you’re writing to begin with. Sometimes, the best hooks come from the original songwriter who is writing the full song.
In short, it is better to buy hip hop beats or instrumentals that are originally made from scratch that you can create your own hooks to, than to buy beats with hooks already attached. By buying beats without hooks included, you guarantee yourself that your hook is not distributed to others, that you gain more leverage on producer / artist deals in terms of songwriting, and you can express your creativity from within.