Drizz Lightyear sat down with MTV (for what, like the fiftenth Monday in a row?) earlier on in the week and basically broke down what we already knew. Mixtapes have become more than just a generic way of staying musically revelvant. It can breed careers. (Or mega-careers like it did with So Far Gone.) The interesting thing about this particular interview is that its sum parts offer more pieces of discussion than it did at the top of the week.
Since then, Drake has dropped a new album track from Thank Me Later to an overwhelmingly negative response. While I think about 50% of y’all were dismissing it–just cause, it does shed light on the creative process that goes into mixtapes vs. the board room-like science that goes into making a studio album.
Labels need results more than ever so is it safe to say your favorite artists’ debut album may not be completely what they want? Where as you can tell some vets just mail their shit in, a lot of these rookies may have several hands in the cookie jar just to reconstruct one chip.
Hopefully that’s not what’s going on here.
Papoose – Papoose Season
The Roots – How I Got Over – (Limited Edition VLS-CDS)
Max I Million – The Maxtape
Olivia – Under The Radar
Viktor Vaughn – Venomous Villain
Double Heelix (Tony Moon & Van Ark): Sacred Sounds EP
Big Wayde- Herb’ N Limelight
DJ P-Cutta & Gunplay – Don Logan
J. Ferb – Chase The Dreams, Not The Competition
Gordo Brega – MWA
Los – Zero Gravity (Hosted By DJ Head Debiase)
Tony Moxberg – Halfway There
Game & DJ Skee – The Red Room
Chinx Drugz – Hurry Up & Die Vol. 3
Par-City – Held Over: The Hold Up Part 2 (Hosted By Mz. Stylez)
DJ Drama & Killa Kyleon – Natural Born Killa
DJ Spinatik – Street Runnaz 48: Dirty Dollaz Edition