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  • Aug 28, 2020

    In a perfect world artists would be able to drop mixtapes on streaming services

  • Aug 28, 2020
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    NEW EQUITY

    damn it wasn't funny this time

  • Aug 28, 2020
    NEW EQUITY

    I thought it was an interesting post lol

  • Aug 28, 2020
    Pimp HNDRXX

    damn it wasn't funny this time

    the f***ed up part about posts like that is that it discourages users from posting thought provoking stuff

  • Aug 28, 2020

    mixtapes were used as a way for DJs to promote certain artists

    but now in this generation of oversaturation and industry plants the mixtape concept has no purpose therefore is useless

  • Nuja 馃拪
    Aug 28, 2020
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    Only few rappers can rap over other people鈥檚 beats an I want to listen. Wayne, Curren$y, Lupe, Bino just to make a few.

    I miss mixtape hype, waiting for releases with everyone, etc

    But the negatives outweigh the positives. A lot of mixtapes weren鈥檛 320, those pushbacks were brutal, servers crashing, DJ tags, etc. These are all things I don鈥檛 miss at ALL

  • Aug 28, 2020

    I feel you. I was wondering a couple years back why music was so dry nowadays then I realized how damn hard it is to get samples cleared. Wayne鈥檚 project getting on dsp鈥檚 proved that. Such a classic mixtape yet only half the songs made it on there.

  • Aug 28, 2020
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    Nuja

    Only few rappers can rap over other people鈥檚 beats an I want to listen. Wayne, Curren$y, Lupe, Bino just to make a few.

    I miss mixtape hype, waiting for releases with everyone, etc

    But the negatives outweigh the positives. A lot of mixtapes weren鈥檛 320, those pushbacks were brutal, servers crashing, DJ tags, etc. These are all things I don鈥檛 miss at ALL

    Have to throw Fab in there.

  • Nuja 馃拪
    Aug 28, 2020
    jordan

    Have to throw Fab in there.

    100% yes to Fab

  • Aug 28, 2020
    edited

    ill be honest -- I don't really go back to tracks with popular samples, it feels like those age the first and the worst. id rather hear an interesting flip of an obscure sample than hearing s*** like Nightcall or Toxic (shoutout Gambino) basically chopped in 4 bars with different chorus break. thats just me though

    other than that id say creatively we're in a heyday especially for underground hip-hop where you really don't need to flip popular stuff, if youre good at it youll flip ad jingles and s*** and make it sound fantastic

    in terms of distribution yeah streaming kinda added a lot of paperwork in music but thats mostly bc we're still running around with dumb licensing practices as they pertain to sampling. just let ppl hear your music and get inspired by it man is it really that hard. I guess it is bc that music is controlled by corporations who don't gaf about none of yall creative expression. oh well.

    p.s. if youre not hip do get yourself more involved in the bandcamp scene; if ya got a $10 lying around buy that album that you streamed even 5+ times, a few yrs down the line it (or rather the habit) will literally be a lifesaver to some of yall favorites

  • Aug 28, 2020
    1 reply

    Damn. People who are actually really great at rapping don't blow up like that anymore bc mixtapes aren't really a thing anymore

  • Aug 28, 2020
    1 reply

    Wtf. Nobody Gave thanks 2 Spinrilla, Datpiff, & LM tha first page. Thanks Spinrilla, Livemixtapes & Datpiff 4 tha days馃寫

    Tha countdowns

    Mannnnnnnnnnn-kanye follow god voice

  • Aug 28, 2020
    Cole2

    Lot of great memories downloading tapes from Datpiff and Live mixtapes. We were still getting tapes in 2015-2016 but streaming really killed that lane

    Oo i missed it

  • Aug 28, 2020
    2 replies

    It was more like a sport

    Practice rapping by remixing other ppl's songs until you get so good that ppl start paying attention to you, then you're tested at making your own s***.

    Worked for J.Cole and Kendrick, many others to a lesser extent.

  • Aug 28, 2020
    PushaAlbumCLASSIC

    Browsing DatPiff every day to find new stuff was really the vibe

    Spinrilla mostly was my browse. Sometimes datpiff. Putting an artist & goin pages on pages too. Strolling 4 Datpiff

  • Aug 28, 2020
    Goo

    It was more like a sport

    Practice rapping by remixing other ppl's songs until you get so good that ppl start paying attention to you, then you're tested at making your own s***.

    Worked for J.Cole and Kendrick, many others to a lesser extent.

    Good times

  • Aug 28, 2020

    Any1 experience Ballin' Like I'm Kobe on Spinrilla? Or at all????

  • Aug 28, 2020
    1 reply

    need me a feature length documentary on late 00s-early 10s all ab mixtape culture, datpiff and all that gold

  • Aug 28, 2020
    1 reply
    Aftermathbws_

    I鈥檝e never really f***ed Witt freestyles over other people鈥檚 beats tbh, the sample thing on new tracks is a pain in the ass, but there has been so much good music this year that I don鈥檛 think it鈥檚 a massive issue. 2020 one of the best years for rap music since the 90鈥檚

    This nigga so old he still hasn鈥檛 even accepted mixtapes lolll

  • Aug 28, 2020
    WRU

    need me a feature length documentary on late 00s-early 10s all ab mixtape culture, datpiff and all that gold

    Make 1. Great idea

  • Aug 28, 2020
    1 reply
    Goooooooooooo

    Wtf. Nobody Gave thanks 2 Spinrilla, Datpiff, & LM tha first page. Thanks Spinrilla, Livemixtapes & Datpiff 4 tha days馃寫

    Tha countdowns

    Mannnnnnnnnnn-kanye follow god voice

    Countdowns is when it got wack

  • Aug 28, 2020
    TIIMMY BURNER

    You niggas are so thirsty to be quick for likes that you embrace looking like a dummy.

  • Aug 28, 2020
    1 reply
    jordan

    Countdowns is when it got wack

    What 馃憥

  • Aug 28, 2020
    jordan

    Have to throw Fab in there.

    Fab's a good one