If you ain't getting the bread u want...don't worry keep grinding. It will come eventually. Set yourself up for future success.
Rappers stop worrying how many have a beat and just make the best song possible. Fetty Wap got a Grammy nomination off a soundclick beat.
Alot of cats spending their whole budget to buy an exclusive, then dont have any cash to properly promote a record...LEGIT PROMOTION
Want me to keep it all the way real with you...unless you have thousands of dollars to invest in a projects...dont buy an exclusive.
Sell a few hundred singles, sell a few hundred copies of your ep/album, post the video on youtube and monetize it, boom you got your money.