I think what Dwells is trying to say is that the mixtape market is so oversaturated that unless you bring more to the table mixtapes are useless. No one picks up some random guy's mixtape, but when you have something to go along with the mixtape to make it interesting, then, they bite the bait.
50 Cent is the posterchild for mixtape success, but we forget he was a signed major artist who was getting major backing(Vibe and Source interviews, major artists features, big name producers, and buzz from everyone from Jay to Pun to Wu lashing out at him as well as the controversy surrounding his shooting and on wax beefs). If not for all of that, he would have not been able to market himself.
DJ Cut em' up and MC GitBizy from Des Moines can push their sh*t til the cows come home(literally)and will never even get a single percentile of 50's buzz without doing more.
Two things that annoy me are people who are positive out of ignorance, and people who are negative out of bitterness. People who are neither usually get along with me and agree with most of what I say. People who are one of the 2 think I'm the other.
You gotta do your homework man... seriously
MC Hammmer was sell'n his stuff out his trunk before a major approached him... Isn't that how mixtapes are sold?
Soldier Boi even created his own buzz... It wasn't a mixtape really but he had several songs out before a major release...
Ludacris did "Incognegro" which was released on a major as "Back For The First Time" with a few new songs added...
The mixtape game is overpopulated yes but if your music is good and the public sucks it up then you'll get catapulted to the top and the rest is history... To say no one blew off mixtapes is pretty far fetched pimp... that's crazy to hear you say that after watching Charles Hamilton drop a bunch of stuff before his first major release of any kind... Dude was homeless and dropping mixtapes...
I don't understand how you came to your conclusion but good luck with whatever you do or don't do...
oh... your info is actually quite solid though... I think you shared some good insight. But mixtape saturation is a good thing and a bad thing. If you like there music it's FREE but if you wanna conquer the world one club at a time you'll be tired and broke from club hopp'n... I don't see how this way cost $200... two weeks of club jump'n is twice that much just to see if a DJ will play your shyt. That's cool but mixtapes, shows, and co-signs is really the best way to ensure at least a decent chance at a strong buzz...
dude you need to do your homework. you're talking about jezzy and you didn't mention BMF? if you really want to know what happen do some research about who the are and what they meant to ATL.
Out of the trunk sale are not mixtapes. do some more homework. also MC Hammer was around when only djs were doing mixtapes.
Soldier Boy did not get a buzz from miztapes, it was his market on a new platform and making music that catered to his fan base.
And Luda's Incognegro was also not a mixtape! it was an indie release.
I'm not saying mixtapes won't help. I'm saying that you won't build a buzz from it. they might help if you already have a buzz, when you already have a fanbase willing to pay for your music. but thinking that making some mixtape will skyrocket you stardom even at a local level is a wet dream. I'm trying to figure out were this idea came from. It is really messing sht up for people who are more educated trying to build up.
Really the only mixtapes I respect are ones from a known artist or mixtapes from djs (not just hosted by a dj)
What I'm interested in hearing is if anyone here has had any personal success from mixtapes? Something more than being known locally. I'm looking for a regional buzz.
sorry i meant to say,
FOCUS ON PUSHING ONLY ONE SONG AT A TIME
damnned typing dyslexia. lol
your way off...lol...
A mixtape is a mixtape... I know who BMF was and all that... Incongero was not indie... soldier boi was not signed when he got his buzz and went to cd after he started getting a buzz then he went major...
Your idea of a mixtape is something done with out any kinda backing?
You pop the trunk and sell your music or put it in a cd shop eitherway it's in the mixtape class...right? or is that idie as well?
Come'on man, really though? You figured out that a cd with support by a financial backer is considered a release? A mixtape is any release without distribution from an soundscaned establishment.
Jeezy went to the boot leggas himself on Old National and hit Umbumtu(he Africans in the back on the right) themselves dude.
I'm not try'n to argue cause you can say what you want but WOW is about the best I can think when you answer me like you've been there done that... Stop it dude. You figured out a formula? Cool... try it... I hope to find an artist to work with and when I do I'm not gonna grab $200 and run around like it's the way out... Naw, Drop a mixtape that's actually dope and pump it in it's entirety cause a full body of work will get you a wider fan base once you get a buzz off the lead song... Do shows... Attack the clubs... Bum Rush the Dj's (payola rolls down that low as well)... I aint buy'n no man a drink like that, I'll give him a Tee with our phuck'n name, CD title, and website on it though... Fix your focus on a goal and work twoard it with features from other up and coming artist and network your a$$ off... $200 is a car service from the airport to a show date... I think you might have a piece of the puzzle but your tunnel vision will not do you any good...
FP: Do mixtapes fellas... Get heard and push yourself till your back hurts... No pain no glory... Anyone can tell you how to make a mill but where not all millionaires for a reason... If you need resources then do stuff to get you that. If you got hot music then find a manager and work out a game plan but this is a half thought at best...
Hire me to do your mixtape and you will see results ...
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You guys act like there's only one way to get your name out there. Of course if you give somebody a CD of you, they're going to know who you are. None of yall are likely going to blow up to the point when you'll be a household name, so selling mixtapes sounds like a damn good idea for up-and-comers to me.
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