who buys mixtapes
wooooow. you do realize alot of people dont get online right? Mom n Pop cd stores sell mixtapes as well as bootleggers in the hood. Not everyone is a e thug mane. I no real trappers who dont even do the downloading thang and would pay a small fee for a new mixtape. Have you not been to a hood, or maybe even a flee market where cats have a stand. Yes you can go to dat piff, but more people than you imagine cant afford the net or have a phone that has a data plan. These same folks are behind the times so to speak, but its childish to think everyone in the us or the world is online and net savvy. If you actually supported some of these hip hop sites where you buy cd's you would see that mixtapes that are free to alot of us are still sold to people as well. Mixtapes have only become free in the past 5 years or so because of the feds...you do no that right.
"for promotion only" was placed on mixtapes because if the labels found out their artists had music out there that they were not making bread off of they would want to sue . Been like that since the late 80's fam......its like yall dont even think no more. Generation Z = Zombies