Do you need a rapper for your next song of any genre? My name is Imran Mandani and I have been doing remixes to some of today's top artists since 2012. Based on your song's mood, tempo, chorus/hook, and genre I can write and perform a rap verse that matches the feel and concept of your original song.
Chicago-bred hip hop artist Imran Mandani, can plug in hip-hop verses to anything from a pop song needing a poetic prose to inspirational rap songs requiring a more gritty stance or an ominous rap song needing a more rugged attitude. He's done complete song rearrangements/compositions, added new stems and instrumentals, re-written hooks, introduced new bridges/breaks, and new pre-choruses, to some of today's top artists: Eminem, Juice WRLD, Sam I, Sia, Busta Rhymes, Vic Mensa, Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding, Ball Greezy, Lil Dred, Linkin Park, Steve Aoki, Paul Banks, RZA, Trey Songz, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Wyclef Jean, LunchMoney Lewis, The Knocks, Cheat Codes, Demi Lovato, Martin Solveig, Alma, Quavo, Livvia, Meresha, Wiz Khalifa, Gladius James and Alicia Keys.
I need 2-3 weeks to write a rap verse. Up to 24 bars: $200 per verse + $75.00 per hour at a professional recording studio. I need the project files (stems) mixed/mastered, with my part empty.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Imran Mandani
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I can write professional biographies, Artist One-Sheets, Press Releases, create Press Kits, create cover art, edit/air-brush photos, and can help you create lyric videos, intro reveals and social media banners. I have ghost-written for some of today's mainstream artists as well.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A contest.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, sounds more velvety and natural.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: People will ask who that artist was on your song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can't explain the passion, I just have it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you add ad-libs, write the chorus, write the bridge, etc.?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'll have an Indian accent but I don't, but I can fake one pretty good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why did you write this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk over the phone to get an idea for your project
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, tabla, tambourine, triangle, kalimba
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My first original song in a professional studio was back in 2013, before then I started rapping over MP3s in a friend's bedroom.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Things that started getting popular, like abstract music videos, wearing Metallica and Pantera shirts during hip hop music videos, rapping over techno beats, blending genres...I had those ideas back in middle school before that got popular in the mainstream today.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jane's Addiction, Sade
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let go. When that song is ready for release, there's always one thing that you feel you could have been tweaked, just let it go, at some point it becomes a diminishing return on investment and further edits can make the song worse. Sometimes your perceived flaws can make the song unique.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Pop, Rap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Work ethic, I give my best when it comes to writing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion, a rap verse that exactly matches what the song is about so it blends in and doesn't sound like some pre-written verse you got from the marketplace that you plugged in at the last minute.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will sit with your song, play it on repeat, and understand the mood behind your song. From there, I research topics like a scientist and record a freestyle. I transcribe the freestyle and rewrite and don't stop until I have that a-ha moment. Then it's off to the studio with a print-out with time stamps and working with the producer to record. I don't book unless I'm 100 percent ready. I also don't go in the studio during mixing/mastering but send revision notes during post-production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Depends on the studio, but I experiment with a wide array of microphones and vocal chains to deliver the best nuanced performances.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen to all types of music, I've been really getting into Balkan, Serbian pop music and Celtic music.