Posts Tagged Mixtapes
Last week my girlfriend was perusing through my collection of vinyl and as she made her way through, the small yet diverse collection, she started to place albums aside that she would like to have copies of. At the time getting her a copy of the chosen didn’t seem like a very big project, because I had assumed that I had digital copies of all, if not most, of them.
It is Friday and you know what that means! Time for T. Will to get you some tunes to that will get your weekend off on the right track. This week’s sample comes from Das Racist off their mixtape Shut Up, Dude.
Shut Up, Dude was the precursor to the trio’s critically acclaimed full length release Sit Down, Man. The first song to get attention off the mixtape was “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” and to be honest it was the first track that jumped out at me too. That being said it wore on me quickly, but luckily the mixtape offered many other options.
Ok full disclosure… I never understood why people always talked about mixtapes. I had never listened to one, let alone owned one, until earlier this year. Now I think I understand why they are so important to fans and artists. The mixtape allows the artist to release something that already has some cred because they are flowin’ over a recognizable track and then play with lyrics without the record label controlling how the disc is presented. It also gives the fan a feeling of exclusivity because this mix will not be widely distributed.