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Professional DJs and music artists now have the ability to upload submit their music to be featured on our website!  Many people have asked about this option, so we went ahead and added it.  Since our website is mobile compatible, you friends and fans can listen to your mixtape anywhere!  No extra annoying apps are required and our website is not stripped down to almost nothing like other mobile websites.  What you see on your computer screen will be the exact same on your mobile screen.  Our website gives your projects the best presentation available.  Stop by today and fill out our short application to start uploading your mixtapes @ http://www.buymixtapes.com/uregister.php

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DJ Kurupt and Frank Nino-Draft Picks

Frank Nino and DJ Kurupt drop this mixtape which features mainly music from Vado, Chinx Drugz, and Troy Ave.  These 3 are just a few of the hottest emcees out right now.  Vado. who once was Cam’Ron’s protege, is currently signed with DJ Khaled’s label.  Chinx Drugz is signed to French Montana’s Coke Boyz label.  Troy Ave releases his music with B$B Records.

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DJ Ricky Allenz, DJ Murph, DJ E-Dub-The Street Is Ours

DJs Ricky Allenz, Murpy, and E-Dub drop off ‘The Street Is Ours’ mixtape with music from Speaker Knockerz, Young Thug, Ray Banz, Gucci Mane, Migos, PeeWee Longway, Flyhi, Snootie Wild, and many others.  This mixtape can be streamed or downloaded absolutely free @ http://www.buymixtapes.com/DJ-Ricky-Allenz-The-Street-Is-Ours.15537.mixtape

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DJ J Ronin and All Elements Presents Freestyle Files Vol. 2

These are some of the new mixtapes just added to the website.  DJ J-Ronin drops volume 2 of his ‘Freestyle Files’ mixtape series.  This mixtape contains 50 tracks from some of the top emcees out there.  The freestyles on this mixtape are nothing but raw, classic hip hop.  Any true hip hop fan will be pleased with this release.

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1017 Brick Squad Records Official Mixtape Releases

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Gucci Mane releases volume four of his ‘Trap House’ mixtape series.

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Summer has officially began and Gucci Mane is back with another official mixtape release.  The 1017 Brick Squad Records boss is set to be the richest man serving a 3 year jail sentence.  On the nation’s birthday, Gucci Mane released the official project titled ‘Trap House 4’.  This is the 4th installment of the mixtape series and promises to be the best one yet.  This mixtape release contains 17 tracks from the down south boss with features from Fredo Santana, Young Scooter, and newly signed Chicago native Chief Keef.  What will Gucci Mane have in store for the rest of the summer in terms of official mixtape projects?  We’ll keep you posted on any and all new releases.

Young Scooter-80s Baby Mixtape
Young Scooter releases his 2nd official mixtape of the year titled “80’s Baby”

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Next up from the Brick Squad family is Young Scooter.  This has been the year for 1017 Record’s artists to continuously release official mixtapes to the streets.  This mixtape features an all-star line-up of artist features such as 2 Chainz, Lil Mouse, Heavy LO, Future, Casino, Waka Flocka Flame, Young Thug, OJ Da Juiceman, Mexico Rann, and many more.  The Black Migo Gang affiliate’s latest release contains production from Zaytoven, Chophouze, C-4, Lil Lody, and Ca$h Out.

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Young Dolph is back with the 4th volume of ‘High Class Street Music’

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On July 8, 2014, Young Dolph released the 4th volume of his ‘High Class Street Music’ official mixtape series and sub-titled this release ‘American Gangster’.  Young Dolph is another one of 1017 Record’s artists and this mixtape is hosted by Hood Rich DJ Scream.  Featured alongside the Memphis, TN artist are 2 Chainz, Problem, Trindad James, Shy Glizzy, Trae Tha Truth, Cap-1, Gucci Mane, and Fiend.  This mixtape has production from some of the top producers in the south such as TM-88, Will-A-Fool, Drumma Boy, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Lex Luger, Sonny Digital, DJ Squeeky, C-4, and Chophouze.

Gucci Mane’s imprint, 1017 Brick Squad, is here to start you summer off with a ton of new music from the south.  Log-on to Buymixtapes.com today and check out all these official mixtape releases.  Stay tuned to the original mixtape website as there are surely more to come.

 

Big Mike Releases 3 New Mixtapes to Start Your Summer Off Right

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Big Mike is back with new 3 drops just in time to begin your summer.  These releases contain the latest hip hop and r&b hits being played right now.  The first in the series is the July 2K14 Edition of the ‘R&B Jumpoff’ mixtape series.  This mixtape gives you the latest music from popular recording artists Jazmine Sullivan, Mila J, Tinashe, Jeremih, Teedra Moses, Sevyn Streeter, and much more.  Big Mike has some of the best mixtapes out, so be sure to give this one a listen, as fans of r&b music will definitely enjoy this release.

Big Mike-Something For The Radio July 2K14 Edition Mixtape
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The next release contains pop hits from your favorite music stars.  This is the July 2K14 Edition of the ‘Something For The Radio’ mixtape library.  On this mixtape, you will find musical features from Childish Gambino, Meek Mill, Fabolous, 50 Cent, We Are Toonz, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and the list goes on!  People of all ages will surely love this mixtape.

Big Mike-Soundtrack To The Streets July 2K14 Mixtape
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Finally, to begin your summer, this mixtape is more of music for the streets.  The July 2K14 Edition of the ‘Soundtrack To The Streets’ mixtape series gives you rugged hits from rappers such as 50 Cent, G-Unit, Fabolous, Meek Mill, A$AP Mob, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, and more.  If you like hard hip hop, then you will surely want to give this mixtape a listen.

Check out these mixtapes and so much more on our site today.  You will not be disappointed!  For those wondering about being able to upload your mixtape to be featured on our site, we are almost done and hope to have it ready within the next week or so.  Write down your best lyrics, get a producer to make you some sick beats, hop in the sound booth, and get set to have your work available for your fans, friends, and family to obtain absolutely free.  There are no fees because you bring in the visitors, so why would there be a fee?  The others sites that copied us and charge to display your talent are ridiculous to even think about doing that.  In the long run, it wil end up costing them.

G-Unit Reunion

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There is much to talk about with the reunion of hip hop group, G-Unit, at this years summer jam in New York City.  The four members returning are 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck.  It seems The Game was not invited to the reunion, but that’s ok because he left on his own back in 04-05.  Why invite him back anyways, he seemed too bullheaded and would just cause more problems than help with their success.  This mixtape is not an official release, as many hip hop fans are eagerly awaiting for.  Until then, have a look at this release with titles such as ‘Hated On Jesus’, ‘Ordinary’, ‘0 to 100 Freestyle’, ‘Nah I’m Talking Bout’, and also a few solo tracks by each of the G-Unit crew.

 

Gucci Mane-1017 The Mixtape
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Gucci Mane has released 5 official mixtapes since April 20, 2014.  If you don’t have the time to sift through all 5 and pick out the hot tracks, this mixtape does that for you.  With features from Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, and Migos, there is enough music on these releases to hold you over until the release of the jailed rapper in a few years.  You can check out links to 3 of Gucci’s recently released official projects on June 17, 2014 in our previous blog post (the one below this).

Gucci Mane Releases 3 Mixtapes On June 17, 2014

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Green Album

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Gucci Mane has released 3 official mixtape projects on June 17, 2014 while incarcerated, each featuring some of hip hop’s new faces to the music industry.  The first is titled ‘Green Album: Get Rich Everything Else is Nonsense’ featuring southern rap group Migos.  This 10 track mixtape contains features from Young Thug, Kourney Money, Young Scooter, and Young Dolph.  

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Purple Album

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The second mixtape released on this day is ‘Purple Album: People Usually Ridicule the Powerful Lead by Example’ and this one features the unique and popular trap artist Young Thug.  This is Young Thug’s year as he has shot to almost celebrity status overnight in the music industry.  This mixtape contains 12 tracks from Gucci Mane and Young Thug with features DK, MPA Duke, MPA Wicced, Young LA, and YSL.  The album cover shows a woman from behind and we are not really sure the meaning behind it.

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White Album

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The third official mixtape release is titled ‘White Album: Why Hate Instead Take Everything’ featuring hip hop newcomer PeeWee Longway.  This 13 track mixtape features music from the duo and also Jose Guapo, Young Thug, and MPA Duke.

The Value of Mixtapes

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If you have ever gone to the store to purchase your favorite music artist’s latest retail album release only to find out that you like about 3-4 songs on the entire project, you will be very disappointed. You would feel that not only did you waste your hard earned money on buying it, but also any gas money or bus fare you used to get to the store. Here is something that will help you save your hard earned money and spend it on something worth it, mixtapes! The compilations are put together by professional DJs and they only release the newest and hottest music. Most of the time, these musical projects are free to download in today’s digital age of music. Everyone knows what an MP3 is and most, if not all of these products can be downloaded in that format.

The best thing about these compilations are the DJs. They release compilations containing some of the best music available. These DJs are able to get their hands on music first as many of them work directly with the music artists or with the record labels. Many record companies will use mixtapes to release a few tracks of their recording artists to the public with little to no cost. This helps them to determine which will be the best track to release to the public as a single. They can also use this to gauge what type of feedback they are receiving about certain artists.

 DJs release various types of projects to the public. The different genres are hip hop, r&b, party, reggae, blend, southern, and others. Any one of these will help set the mood for any situation. Most contain music from many different artists, so you will almost never get tired of hearing the same type of music. These DJs pick out the best tracks from many artists, so you will not be disappointed in purchasing an album that has only 3-4 tracks that you like. Some of these drops are actually better than an artist’s retail album. Since most of these releases are free, you have nothing to lose! At most, maybe a small amount of listening time or memory on your mp3 listening device.

There are many places you can find mixtapes, but the best place is the internet. Most websites offer them for free download, but be careful which website you go to as most of these will load your computer with unwanted ads. This is how they make money, by showing you ads that you have no interest in. There are a few mixtape websites that do not cram your computer screen with ads. These are the best websites to download from.

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Mixtapes and How They First Began

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How the internet made mixtapes popular

One thing that has made music very popular today is the internet. If the internet was not around, would these music compilations be as popular as they are now? Would they be as easy to find as they are on the internet? DJs first released their music compilations of unreleased music or soon to be released music from popular music industry artists on cassette tapes. Mixtapes became very popular in the 90’s. One of the best DJs of that mixtape era was DJ Clue. In the 90’s, these compilations were typically released on cassette tapes. Most, if not all originated in New York City, where hip hop was very popular. Due to the popularity of these compilations in New York City, it became known as the ‘Mecca’. In order to obtain one of these mixtape gems, one would have to travel to New York City to purchase a copy. Mass distribution came about when local mom and pop shops would buy them in bulk at wholesale prices and sell them under the table. These compilations in the 1990 were still scarce because not many businesses knew how to obtain wholesale. Because of this, bootleg copies were very common as it was the easiest method to obtain these gems. Bootleg copies are when someone has a real copy or master copy of the DJ’s mixtape compilation and then dubs their own copies to sell or give away. Many people would not to travel to New York all the time just to buy these products since they were released very frequently. This would be very time consuming for anyone that did not live close to New York. The easiest way was to know someone that could make you a copy of the one they had.

Mixtapes became very popular on the internet at the beginning of the turn of the century, right around 2002. It was very easy to go on a website and place an order for these products because the turn around time was very quick. You would have them in your mailbox within the week. This method allowed for worldwide distribution. Many people liked the ease of going on an internet site to pick out which songs they wanted to purchase. This method is still used today to distribute hard copies. Eventually everyone caught on and the next step was digital downloads. This is the quickest way as you can download the mixtape in mp3 format within minutes depending on your internet connection speed. There are many many websites that allow you to download mp3s for free in mp3 format, although many of these sites display ads that can ruin your mixtape downloading experience. Some of these ads can contain malware that will infect your computer and steal your personal information without you knowing it. There are very few sites that offer ad free downloading. The sites that offer ad free downloads are the best.

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Mixtapes and Their Recent Popularity

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When these compilations became very popular in the late 1990’s and 2000’s there were not as many DJs as there are today.  A few of the top DJs were DJ Clue, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Envy, and DJ Whoo Kid. Nowadays it is hard to find a release from these DJs.  Although out of all of them, you are still likely to find a DJ Whoo Kid mixtape release.  DJ Envy now hosts a morning radio show with Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God.  DJ Kay Slay releases maybe 2-3 mixtapes a year at most.  The last release by DJ Clue was in 2009 and for a short time he was a VJ host on MTV.  In today’s world of music, the market is heavily saturated with compilations containing much of the same music being released at the time.  Back in the DJ Clue and DJ Kay Slay days, many did not contain the same music at all.  The DJs would also have problems with each other if one of them released a track that the other had already released.  Today, it is very commonplace to find many of the products with the same tracks.  Back when DJ Clue and DJ Envy were releasing projects, they only released about 1 every 1-2 months.  People could not wait for these DJs to release a mixtape and when they did, people did whatever they could to get the exclusive release.  Today, DJs release drops every 1-2 weeks and most of these are overlooked because there are just so many products being released that it’s not such a hot product anymore.  With today’s technology it is very easy to find music on the internet and put together a mixtape.  Back in the day, the popular DJs that were releasing exclusive music had an inside connection with record labels.

When DJ Clue was releasing drops, most of the tracks had well-known established artists with maybe 1 or 2 unsigned artists.  Today is the opposite, these compilations are filled with unsigned artists and have only a few tracks by popular music artists.  In the past, DJs would frequently give shout outs over the most popular or unheard tracks.  This kept other DJs from stealing their music and claiming to have it first.  Shout outs are still common today, but not nearly as frequent as they once were.  They used to hold an event in New York City every year similar to the Grammies, but for mixtapes.  This event was called ‘Justo’s Mixtape Awards’, but that event no longer takes place.  One reason the event may not take place anymore is because the awards show would end very early with mixtape DJs backstage fighting with each other.  It may have become too dangerous to hold the award show and was ended before someone was fatally hurt.  Another awards show is the SEA which stands for ‘Southern Entertainment Awards’.  Information about this awards show can be found online by searching Google.

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The Different Types Of Mixtapes

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There are many ways a music compilation can be put together.  Some DJs even release projects that are entirely blends.  A blend is when the acapella of a popular song is mixed together with an instrumental of another popular song.  This produces a new sound.  Some of these blends are great and some you will want to pass on and skip to the next track.  A few of the popular mixtape blend DJs are DJ Vlad, DJ Cinema, DJ Ty Boogie, and Mista Rello & Jadel.  Although blend projects are not as popular now as they were about 6-7 years ago, DJs continue to release them.

Another mixtape format is a ‘best of’ mixtape.  Some DJs can produce these mixtapes consisting of 100+ tracks.  Since 100 tracks is over 80 minutes of music, which is well over the standard 80 minute CD, these tracks can only be around 1 minute long.  Even though the songs are so short, it is a sample of the featured artist’s musical work and makes for a great listening experience.  One of the most popular DJs to do these types of products is Rob E Rob.  He has released many ‘best of’ drops consisting of over 70+ tracks.  For a DJ to be able to release a mixtape with that many songs by an artist also tells you that this person is serious about their music career.  If they already have a greatest hits mixtape with that many songs, then they have a bright and lucrative future in the music industry.

One method for a hip hop music artist to be recognized in the mixtape community is to freestyle over the beat of a popular song.  Some artists rely solely on this to gain acceptance and recognition in the hip hop community.  Well-known artists do this to show they can take a popular song, flip it to their style and be able to make it a hit record as well.  This was the primary format used in the beginning on mixtapes.  Fabolous would do this to show he can take a popular song and make it even better with his style of rap.  Music artists still do this today, but it is not used as heavily as it once was.  Also freestyles are not very long, the majority only lasting around 1 minute and 30 seconds on average.  Today, artists will record full original songs with original beats as they would for a retail album and release them on these music compilations.  These products are official releases to let the public know that it is not just some product consisting of the artist’s music released by a DJ without their knowing.  Many of these drops exist to try and hype up the DJ as having exclusive access or content when they really do not.

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Mixtapes and How They Can Help Music Artists

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New artists can use mixtapes as a way to connect with fans.

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There are many artists who have been discovered through these products and have landed major recording deals. One of the first who was featured on many DJ Clue releases was Fabolous. His real name is John David Jackson and is from Brooklyn, New York. He first appeared on DJ Clue drops in 1995 and after that was featured on many of his projects. His slick freestyles and catchy jingles is what landed his a recording deal with Elektra Records. He ended up releasing 6 albums and is still going hard in the underground scene. Just this past December of 2013 he released his 3rd official feature in the series titled ‘The Soul Tape’. This series alone solidifies his presence in the rap music genre, as well as the underground game.

One of the most notable and famous rap artists to be signed to a major recording deal after being discovered through mixtapes is Curtis Jackson better known as 50 Cent. He is well known as the rapper who was shot 9 times and did not die. His first retail album was ‘Power of the Dollar’ in 2000, but it was never released. After this, he resorted to distributing his music to the streets and then finally landed a million dollar deal with Eminem on Shady Records in 2002. Before he released the highly acclaimed ‘Get Rich or Die Trying’ in 2003, 50 Cent released about 4 features consisting solely of him and his G-Unit crew. G-Unit was comprised of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. The projects he released in the following order were ’50 Cent is the Future’, ‘No Mercy, No Fear’, ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Automatic Gunfire’. A few weeks after his highly successful ‘Get Rich or Die Trying’ album was released to retail markets, he dropped another mixtape titled ‘Bulletproof’. All of these drops were hosted by DJ Whoo Kid who was just as famous as G-Unit at the time. 50 Cent’s fame helped launch Whoo Kid’s DJ Career. 50 Cent went on to have an excellent career in music even though it did not last as long as anticipated. Most of his wealth was acquired from Vitamin Water which was sold to Coca-Cola for 4 billion dollars. His share in the health drink was 250 million dollars. 50 Cent also went on to release a retail album with his G-Unit crew entitled ‘Beg for Mercy’. The artist Young Buck was added to G-Unit after Tony Yayo became incarcerated. Another rapper that was eventually signed to G-Unit because of his freestyle material was west coast music artist The Game, who is now known as just Game. G-Unit and Game had their differences and split. Eventually Young Buck also followed and split from G-Unit.

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