Mixtapes

play a very large part in the music industry. The internet is what made them such a huge success. They have been used for a very long time, as far back as the 1970's. Although they were hard to find outside of New York City, DJ Clue made the tape very popular starting in the 1990's. DJ Clue is one of the best of all time. His products consistently had the newest music with only the hottest artists. Today, the market is over-saturated with DJs playing the same music. One of hip hop's most popular current artist is Fabolous. He originally got his start on DJ Clue mixtapes before landing a major recording contract. Many artists' hip hop careers are short lived, lasting only a few years. Fabolous is still putting out hit records til this day. Another DJ involved in the movement was DJ Whoo Kid. He helped Queens rapper 50 Cent get his music heard by millions of people after the rapper's initial album 'Power Of The Dollar' was never released. His record label at the time, Colombia Records, dropped him because they learned he had been shot. Despite him being dropped from the record label, this helped 50 Cent spark the game as we know it today. He went on to put out 5 street titles through DJ Whoo Kid and this helped build interest in the rapper, as his debut album on Aftermath Entertainment sold over 8 million copies.
     The Internet has blown-up the mixtape industry making it easier for anyone to get their hands on these gems. Many unsigned musicians have used this method as the best, cheapest, and easiest way to get their music heard. Thousands of people can download their work with little to no cost at all to the artist. This saves on the cost of pressing up CDs and also reduces the time it would take to contact major distribution outlets. Before the internet played a huge role in the market, you could basically only find them at mom and pop's stores in NYC. Bootlegging was almost the only way to get a copy of these DJ's work. When first starting out online, websites would move hard copies to customers. This only lasted a while as mp3 digital downloads took over. The on-line game has also helped many other DJs emerge from just moving their products on the streets.
     Many major recording artists use mixtapes as a way to keep in touch with their fans. The way this is done is that the artist will record many tracks they would not release on a retail album because the record labels may think they are too hardcore to be released publically. The artist then takes this recordings and release them to the streets as an official project. This will help keep their fan's attention until the retail album is released. There are a few artists that have signed to major record deals because of their mixtape buzz. Some record labels even make newly signed artists continue to release these titles to see if they can still generate the same street buzz. If they are unable to keep the attention of their fans through these releases, the artist may be dropped from their record labels. This recently happened to Chief Keef, as he was signed through this type of work and then dropped from the label because he failed to keep the public's interest after releasing more.

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