The concept of DIY has been abused to send people down the wrong roads of professionalism. In olden times, DIY for rappers was essentially rapping, making CDs and selling them out of the trunk. The 2012 version of the DIY rapper is tasked to be his own CEO or music mogul. That’s just unrealistic as a MC who tries to handle every aspect of his business is doomed to fail. He needs a team of people with varied skill sets to help get his career off the ground. Here are eight people ever rapper needs on the squad to help him reach the next level.