Why Talent Isn’t Enough

In our fifteen year careers in the music industry, we have been blessed to cross paths with some amazingly talented people. Some of these talented people went on to achieve great things, while others never got out of the starting block. In this episode, we dive deep into the notion that talent is enough to make someone successful and explain seven things that are as important (if not more important) than talent.

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  • Musicmusic

    I think you guys nailed it at the end of the episode. The metaphor of freestyling vs having songs. Freestyle takes mad talent, and off-the cuff improv, and may get someone noticed in small groups or a few times onstage, but it’s cats with tracks that get remembered most and for longer. It’s rare someone can remember whole lines from a freestyle, but people always remember those hooks and choruses. Having talent is dope, but it’s the songs that stick with people in the long run. Songs involve planning, writing, capital, and sometimes collaboration. When you think about Eyedea, he was a freestyle monster, but also got you with his choruses (Exhausted Love), artwork, production, DJ, etc..