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Word, Lil G, i 'preciate you noticin! im tryin, im tryin..people talkin about my stee and all that, and im lettin it go...its cool, i could fuck wit that....on to the mixtape explination (and no, it aint gonna take but a couple sentences!)

Mixtape is like a big ass soup or somethin, kinda. Spaghetti is like an album cuz its Noodles (rhymes), and Sauce (the beat), and the seasoning is the experience of the rapper, ya underdig?! But mixtapes aint no pasta shit, they soup...you got the peas, carrots, meat, potatas, umm..green beans if you get down like that....its a whole mixture of shit ! it aint gonna keep you "full", but its a start, nah mean...

Alternate version (for Sane people): Its a big mix of tracks or track snippets from album promo's, samplers, compilations; then they throw in 4-5 freestyles (so it doesnt sound like DJ America Online made it), some commentary/introduction inbetween tracks (sometimes, a "guest host", much like the person that hosts an award show like the Emmy's or the Grammy's)...broken down like a list:

Commentary from a DJ and/or "Host"
New Songs
New "Radio Singles"
Remixes (New Artists)
Remixes (New Beats)
Freestyles
Song Snippets
OG Songs (Original Versions)
Blends
And whatever other odds and ends...

Overall, a mixtape is like a VERY organized Promo for an ENTIRE area...dont confuse it with a COMPILATION though!!!

**Compilations have EXCLUSIVE tracks--tracks that are ONLY on the ONE compilation album and NOWHERE ELSE...

**Mixtapes have ALBUM tracks--tracks you make for your album, but wanna put on a mixtape instead of a bitch-ass mp3.com page!

If you play a beat like "bling bling", and freestyle for 2 minutes over it, and its the hottest freestyle you done ever spit in your life...you're FUCKED if you wanna put it on an Album/Compilation, cuz you'll get your ass SUED!!! But for mixtapes, usin other people's beats is alright, cuz mixtapes dont make money (or, aint supposed to...dont tell dj clue that, though :rolleyes: )

--Which is why Jay-Z made the "Supa Ugly" freestyle (against Nas) over a Dre beat and didnt put it on his album, BUT, Nas made ether over an ALBUM beat so he could drop it on his LP...

Maybe this was 4 pages..ahahaha...sorry...but i feel strongly about gettin mixtapes started circulatin in the NorthWest.....you can put it on casette tapes or on CD's, which is the same....EXCEPT...when you got some lame ass puttin 18 full length tracks on a CD, THAT IS NOT A MIXTAPE!! and it doesnt help the game much, either...if anything it FUCKS IT UP!

Mixtapes, on average, are only gonna have about 10 full length songs or less....and during the songs, the DJ talks and yells shoutouts and acts annoying at random times, COMPLETELY fucking up the whole "i dont need the album now cuz i already got the song from it i wanted!" concept........the rest of the 40 minutes is str8 promo spittin, for FREE type stuff...

When you look on the east coast, you can judge the VERY BEST emcees by how much they appear on mixtapes....if a rapper releases albums, and aint got a handfull of freestyles on mixtapes, FORGET ABOUT IT!!! The streets wont even get behind em....even FABOLOUS got like a dozen mixtape freestyles!

SUMMARY: Mixtapes = GOOD, Mixtape Compilations = WACK...Mixtapes = Easy to contribute, just tell the DJ its cool to drop your track on it.....Mixtape COmpilations = WASTE OF TIME, want "exclusive" tracks, and 95% of the time, THEY'RE BITCHES ABOUT WHO "CAN" AND "CANT" APPEAR ON EM! talkin on some "We only want established artists" BULLShiT!! FUCK THAT!!! ...aight, sorry bout that, heheheh

Hope this helped.... now, start recordin them freestyles, and savin em for later! If i aint the first TRUE NorthWest Mixtape DJ...ima be one of THE first, so sit tight, its gon be a minute, then its on!!
 
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OK OK OK!!! Calm down Tadou!!! Not so much writing!!! hahaha LMFAO I feel ya, but after readin that I dont really know why your so "obsessed" wit mixtapes. All it sounds like to me, is a compilation of shit you hear on tha radio, and if thats the case, why would ya wanna put it out? I get tired of them radio songs that Kube plays over and over and over and over and.......ya get tha point. haha
 
Apr 25, 2002
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I know what you mean by that, but thats what separates MIXTAPES from COMPILATIONS!!

Compilations = a bunch of SHIT thrown together, sold for 10-20$(!!!) because people wanna sell albums from a bunch of guest appearances!

Mixtapes = a bunch of songs/snippets/freestyles thrown together, given away for FREE, that are like "demos" in a way for underground artists...

You might hear a mixtape, and say for example, the first track is the DJ talkin for 25, 30 seconds...then the 2nd track (im makin this shit up, by the way) might be "Byrdie - Tha Illest Creation", the newest single (and radio hopeful) from his new album thats comin out in 1-2 weeks....

NOW, since mixtapes is usually 20, 22, 24 tracks deep, track #9 might be "Byrdie - Bitches N Hoes" and might not even be a "SINGLE" from the album, its just another song that got thrown on the mixtape...feel me? And if byrdie knew the DJ, or was in contact with the DJ, he might even throw a freestyle on it....he might take a beat like "I.K.-Soggy (Wet Dreams Pt 2)"(damn thats a tight beat!!), and drop a 1-2 minute freestyle over it...

Now, this "Byrdie - Freestyle" thats on the mixtape, 99% of the time, is *NOT* gonna appear on the album, cuz he used somebody else's beat....nah sayin? But, thats the whole point!!! Its basically like rhyming for 2 minutes, for THOUSANDS of people to hear, and you're PURPOSELY doing it for FREE!!

So alltogether, an artist like Byrdie could have 3 tracks (2 songs, 1 freestyle) on the mixtape, right.....then his album might come out about 2 weeks after the mixtape comes out, and people will already have 2 tight songs from it, right? NoW....they ALSO would have the "Freestyle" from it, so its like a "bonus" track in a way.....they can see that Byrdie aint just cooped up in the lab, but he's out there, connectin with DJ's, makin exclusive tracks...see what i mean? So then he gets the "mixtape credibility" goin on...

If you pay attention to east coast rap, you know Jadakiss is one of the hottest artists on the coast....he aint all over Videos and sellin MILLIONS of copies...but if you ask ANY mixtape DJ, they gonna tell you Jada got hot songs AND hot freestyles! So his name is unspoiled on the streets.

If artists aint on mixtapes...its like they're "too good" for the underground, and too good for the streets!! Not that you gotta go out and battle 50 people to get underground respect, but if you dont put 5, 6 freestyles on mixtapes every year on the East Coast....people start thinkin you fell off.....and thats NOT good!

SUMMARY (for people who hate readin HAHAHA): Mixtapes replace mp3.com pages, and are CREDIBLE....if you go on the net tellin 500 people to go to your URL, download your tracks and bump em...it just aint the same......if you send out a bunch of demos, you put the label on the SPOT, and force em to make a "decision".....BUT....if you're on MIXTAPES---and the DJ aint a wack lil bitch with no connections hehehehh (cuz he pissed everybody on the internet off at him hehehehh...fuck me :( )----then its a pressure free way for EVERYBODY to hear your tracks....Fans interested in buying albums, other Emcees interested in networking, Labels interested in signing new artists...

...ALL FOR FREE!!!!!!!! Nah mean!??! You can send a label a demo, or point people to your webpage....but in the end, if they hear you BLAZE the mixtape wit 2 hot tracks, ***AND*** spit a HOT freestyle too....YOU GONNA GET NOTICED!! and thats all us artists want, right? =)
 
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Mr. D-Sane said:
I'm not even going to waste my time reading all that shit........

Tadou......shut the fuck up.
Then dont...its just stuff you "already know" anyways.

Have fun being an Artist/CEO, but keep this in mind: Mainstream Radio might be KUBE and Jammin 95.5.....but Street Radio is Mixtapes.

What radio is YOUR tracks 'friendly' to?
 

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tadou said:
What radio is YOUR tracks 'friendly' to?
yeah, ya know, since KUBE hasn't played any of SLR's tracks:rolleyes:

1. Playa's Policy (part 1)
2. Playa's Policy (part 2)
3. Poetic Epidemic

those are the three that I can name off the top of my head....I'm sure there's a couple more.....


Like D said....Tadou, jus shut up....
 
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Why dont you hop off D's dick and get some logic of your own?

Its lil fuckers like you that are the reason the NW isnt going anywhere.

CEO's and Artists surround themselves with ASS-KISSERS like you who say anything and everything is tight, and really, you shouldnt be speakin on shit cuz YOU DONT KNOW SHIT...
 

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tadou said:
Why dont you hop off D's dick and get some logic of your own?

Its lil fuckers like you that are the reason the NW isnt going anywhere.

CEO's and Artists surround themselves with ASS-KISSERS like you who say anything and everything is tight, and really, you shouldnt be speakin on shit cuz YOU DONT KNOW SHIT...

Are you that fucking stupid? You act like I only know D from the board. OK, I've never been to his studio, OK, I've never jus kicked it with him, OK, I've never been to a party with him, and OK, he didn't help me graduate. YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT YOU FAGGOT.

1. D IS the best producer in the NW
2. D is my homey, on here and in REALITY (something Tadou hasn't experienced yet)
3. You DO NOT know jack SHIT about anything so shut the fuck up about your fuckin internet audio you gay ball vaginal cream using necrofeliac.

It's fags like you that ruin the NW....:rolleyes:

OK!

PS...Tadou, my name is Sixxness, not dick, SO KEEP IT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH!
 
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The "Hater Awards" Nominated Character himself, Sixxness.....you make me laugh, son. Yeah--SON...I said it.

Aint nothin youve EVER said to ANYONE that ive EVER read on this board has been constructive or helpful in the SLIGHTEST...You're a DICK-RIDER, bottom line...

"1. D IS the best producer in the NW
2. D is my homey, on here and in REALITY (something Tadou hasn't experienced yet)
3. You DO NOT know jack SHIT about anything so shut the fuck up about your fuckin internet audio you gay ball vaginal cream using necrofeliac. "

1 is a "hi, i cant rap/produce/dj, but i still enjoy the music!"/dick-rider comment... 2 is a "look who im friends with, please envy me"/dick-rider comment... 3 is a "if D says you dont know anything, im gonna agree with him, cuz i think he's cooler than you are!"/dick-rider comment

You sound like a lil white kid if i ever heard of one...And dont get what "white" im talkin about confused....Ima leave it to Styles P for this one:

"SMOKE WEED MUHFUCKA....DRINK LIQUOR...THAT SHIT YOU FUCKIN WITH IS OUT OF CHARACTER FOR YOU....."
 

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tadou said:
You sound like a lil white kid if i ever heard of one...And dont get what "white" im talkin about confused....Ima leave it to Styles P for this one:

"SMOKE WEED MUHFUCKA....DRINK LIQUOR...THAT SHIT YOU FUCKIN WITH IS OUT OF CHARACTER FOR YOU....."
So now you're making assumptions? BTW, you don't read every post I make faggot, so don't assume that a lot of my posts aren't constructive....oh yeah, i don't care if you envy me or not...i'm sayin, that i ain't no fuckin dick rider, cause if i happen to agree with my mutha fuckin home boy, IT DON'T GOT SHIT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU THINK. You sit on here all the time and talk about what you want to do, and if you had this or if you had that. And everyone tells you that you should do something about it, yet you're still sitting there beating off to child porn while typing posts on here talking shit. I used to not have any problem with you, cause you had constructive shit to say, now all you do is post bull shit that NOBODY wants to read. At least some of the shit I say is funny. BITCH ASS FAGGOT......IS IT TIME FOR YOUR NEXT MIDOL PILL?
 
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Tadou, c'mon dogg, your jus contradicting yaself when ya say he aint got shit to say that's constructive cause all you do is post bullshit. Oh, lemme guess, Im dick-ridin Sixxness now cause Im agreein wit him, DONT EVEN SAY IT. Anyways, you need to chill wit dissin D and his peeps on here cause its his fuckin board and your lucky he LETS you post. And then you go and say that Sixxness must be a white kid or some shit, what tha fuck does race gotta do wit shit muhfucka? You can be ignorant if you any race and you can be cool if you any race, so stop that fuckin bullshit. Whats not constructive is you comin up here and actin like you tha fuckin shit when you aint but a fuckin hater, and thats real. My advice is to keep ya mouth shut and we can all go back to talkin bout NW hip hop and what this board is meant for.