The New Art of the Mixtape

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”.

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2 Responses to The New Art of the Mixtape

  1. Can anyone explain to me why so many fan-made videos have this heart with headphones on and recycling-symbol-type arrows? Is that a magic talisman that stops record companies from suing you or something?

  2. Jason Austinite says:

    I think that all of those are made by the same person.

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