First off: I hate mixtapes.
Actually, let me rephrase that: I like the songs and exclusives that are usually found on mix-tapes; I just hate having to listen to them. People do a LOT of annoying things on mix-tapes that hamper my listening experience. DJs feel the need to yell all over the track (can I just hear the damn song without you yelling “This is DJ so-and-so” on the chorus?!?), parts of the song get rewound back over and over (if the song is halfway over, why scratch-and-rewind it back to the beginning? That is SO annoying!!), songs cut off instead of fading out… and these are just a few of the things I find annoying about them.
Me, I like to put out whole albums that have a cohesive feeling to it. At the same time, though, I do make songs and freestyles that would not be fit to put on a regular album. With that said, I was recently asked if I was going to put together a mix-tape.
At first I was going to say “HECK NO” because of what I said above. Then it dawned on me: with all the attention I’ve been getting off the “Obama Obama” song, now would be a perfect time to let people know that I actually have talent outside of simply making parodies of other people’s songs. I mean, dang, I’ve made 8 videos and only 2 of them have been parodies – I do a LOT of good original songs, too!
So, I decided to make a mix-tape: “The O-bama Mix-tape.” Pretty easy, right?
Because I’ve already put a few of the songs out as videos, half of the mix-tape will be some of those songs. I also have songs that I haven’t released yet, but made for my last unreleased album, “Check the Resume,” that I can put on there as well. The rest of the songs will be songs to other people’s beats that are NOT parodies, but simply songs I can try and show my skills over.
The best thing about the process is that, since I’m the one putting together the whole thing, I don’t have to have all the annoying elements I see on other people’s mix-tapes. I can simply put the songs together, do a few interludes here and there, and let people listen to the music vs. hearing a dag-gone DJ screaming all over the place!!
And of course, the mix-tape will be a free download. However, I’ll also be including a link where people can donate money to support me if they like my stuff. Actually, I already have a link like this, and I’ve actually been getting in some donations, so THANK YOU, and to the rest of you, I could always use a few more bucks to help me out!
That’s all for now – the mix-tape will be finished soon, so I’ll keep you all posted!