There is really nothing like a good mixtape, is there? Whether you are in for a long drive or preparing to hit the gym, a good mixtape provides the soundtrack to your life and just seems to make everything a little easier. Nowadays the Mixtape industry is at it's peak. Hot artists like 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and French Montana have seen their careers blow up off of the time and work that they put in to craft the absolute best mixtapes. But let's not forget about classics like Eminem's "Invasion" mixtape or DJ Drama and Young Jeezy's "Trap Or Die". These masterpieces paved the way for current artists to use promotion to reach the mainstream and gain new fans.
So where did the Mixtape originate? It started in New York City, back in the early 1980's, when hip-hop was just really getting started and was mostly performed outdoors. DJ's of this era started to make cassette tapes featuring artists like Run DMC, and these Mixtapes would have all kinds of exclusives, freestyles, and live flows. When neighborhood hustlers really wanted to show that they were a major player on the scene, they would throw a few hundred dollars to the DJ for a "shout-out" and their name would be mentioned on this very exclusive mixtape. So then everyone who heard it heard their name shouted out and they got their respect. This is how the mixtape and the shout-out (or "drop") originated.
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