Monday, April 20, 2009

Mixtape 101 - Mixtapes At It's Finest Hour !!



I just wanted to let everybody know that i'm glad to be part of something which made mixtapes always unique from the beginning to now - ( i've started mixtape reviews years ago in magazines, websites & now blogs - also been on Mixtape panels, Mixtape Awards, etc ) . But there's something i need to let everybody know - it was bothering me for a minute. If you're taking or getting mixtapes from different blogs & putting it on your site or blog..acknowledge where you got it from ( some people have been doing it ). That's just the way to be..that's one of the reasons why the game was becoming weak because dj's was stealing tracks from other djs/mixtapes & claiming it as their own by changing the the title, etc. Stop doing it, because it shows what type of person you really are. Also when you're putting up releases, at least know who the dj is, what he or she did or what the dj look like. EX: DJ Juice who has been putting in work for years doing blend tapes especially r & b for the people & i think you all know it. But he has dreds & had them for years unless he cut them in the last year ( if you seen the dvd - that Gildog showed about the Mr Freeze Anniversary party - Juice is on the dvd )..still have them right now - also he's darkskinned !! I think you can figure out the rest..it's a simple mistake, but when one person puts up a picture, the rest will follow !! I was cracking up when i seen it on a few blogs. Imagine what he's saying right now himself !! But seriously, let's keep doing this together..it's fun & i really enjoy putting up mixtapes & building relationships with other people who share the same feeling i do about mixtapes or music in general..Shouts to Gildog, S.O.U.L, Brandan, 238, Hevehitta, Unexpected, Ol Skool, Pos2, Marioka, DJ Bus, OGbeez, Sami, Chew, Dimez, Miami Kaos, Markxxclusive, Stackhouse Recordings, DJ Mars, Andyman, Big Texas, Omega & others !!

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  2. @ tapemasta, i know exactly what you mean , referring to tha Juice pic .. the problem is - is that there is another cat from "the bay" who calls himself dj juice(his joints are garbage too i may add) and that's the pic alot of blogs have been putting up,also i have given certain blogs mixtapes that are rare and i too have found them re-released on other sites noting them as being from their own personal archives .. so i know how u feel.. i've been collecting mixtapes since the late 80's and i'm glad to see real music re-emerging... keep puttin in work, blessing the net with ill vibes my dude.

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  3. Yes, I realized about this DJ Juice picture a long time ago.. LOL But I didn't say anything. Yes, there's another DJ Juice from the Bay Area, in California. The real DJ Juice, is from Trenton (New Jersey), and really, he's very dark skinned, but it's difficult enough to get some pictures of him.

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  4. I figured it was that Juice from the bay ( i got some of his mixtapes also )..That was one of the reasons why the eastcoast juice put da original in his name..look at some of the recent covers, he probably knew people would be confused..i personally did this just to let people know..lol !! I know we probably have all the same tapes, cd, etc in boxes shelves & i know the time it takes to put up stuff on the net..So when i see websites ( i'm not talking about blogs either ) take my joints & put it up without consideration for me or somebody else who originally did the same thing.. i get a little pissed !!

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  5. You are absolutely correct Tapemasta saying they have it already gives them too much credit, there is a lot of taking going on we don't get those 100 something clicks to one response for nothing these are certidfied leeches who take what we put out, change the links and post it on their sites, hell there are some sites and blogs that take your post, give you credit and switch the links so picture that!! It's all good till you happen to click on to a site or forum and see your sh** psoted and some cat acting like it was his!!It is what made me hesitant at first to even start posting my stuff, and on some days it still makes me reluctant to drop heavy!! I gotta thank you Tapemasta, S.O.U.L, Brandan,Gildog, Todd1,Marioka,and countless others who give me the inspiration to post!!Most of those cats especially S.O.U.L has given so much over the last couple years that I feel compelled to give back!! When Brandan picked it up last year, he ignited every damn body, then you have opened the serious vault over here and this thing has been cracking 4 real!! I gotta feelin we gone be doing this thing for a while so keep your head up if things get too out of wack we gone have to start calling some names out and paying them sites a visit!!

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  6. Im a big fan of this movement of you guys with mixtape blogs, Im always spreading the word, giving people the links to your blogs,

    especially nowadays, hip hop is so wack there is nothing to listen to, these mixtapes are all we live on,

    Peace

    Dopeboyfresh

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  7. very goof mixtape

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