As I’m sure most of you have noticed, there’s a new trend in hip-hop/rap music, and that is the “Free Mixtape”. Everyone from Lil Wayne, Kayne, the Game… they’re all doing it. And it seems like a good idea to me. Artists can release a lot of music without having to pay for all the production/packaging/marketing involved in a real album.
I found this great site that aggregates and rates all these mixtapes: DatPiff.com
These mixtapes are also a great way for new artists to get their name out there and pick up a few fans. One such artist that is gaining popularity in the blogosphere is Kid CUDI who’s mixtape, entitled “A Kid Named Cudi” is available for download HERE.
Here’s a song off the mixtape that sampes Band of Horses’ “Funeral”.