I wouldn’t give out free beats for promotion. That is only beneficial if the rapper has a 20,000 plus following and tours regularly to big crowds and gets radio play << Now any rapper asking for “free beats” is probably not achieving any of the above which means your giving away your work for free with “nothing whatsoever in return” I hear a lot of rappers say “non profit only” like producers “HAVE TO” send a free beat because the rapper stands to “make no profit” Such a silly view. If I walked into a Gucci store and said “Hey, I don’t have any money but can I have one your fragrances just so I can test it out. I really like your brand and plan to buy some soon” Do you think Gucci are going to say “Yeah, sure, here’s our best selling fragrance, enjoy and we’ll see you soon?” Ha, of course not. they’ll look at you like you’re on crack. I uploaded a new beat about 2 days ago and I get an email from a rapper saying “can I use your beat for non profit” I looked at my phone and laughed (like i usually do whenever I get that “non profit” silly talk) I can’t understand why a producer would bang out a beat, mix it, add effects, master it, put hours into it then give it away for free to a whack rapper talking about how money he has (ha) with 36 twitter followers. For me it devalues the producer.