7. A DJ
Your live show may be great just the way it is – you hand a CD of instrumentals to the club DJ and he plays it while you rap over it. That’s all well and good but having your own DJ amplifies your show at least tenfold. The DJ can help read the crowd, change up your show on the fly with you and add little quirks that make your set much more polished. Go to any show and it’s a guarantee the best sets will come from the rappers with their own DJs. Easily.