Whats' the fuss around mixtapes?
There is a war brewing between the underground mixtape industry and the larger recording industry...A new documentary, Mixtape, Inc., takes an in depth look at the "illegal" hip-hop compilation industry that is causing a ruckus in the business world of record companies. From the origins of the mixtape, to it's evolution and the future of the mixtape game. Heavy hitters in the game discuss the RIAA's anti-mixtape campaign and the love/hate relationship between record companies and mixtape DJs. As one DJ calls it, mixtape DJs are the "A&R of the streets." Mixtapes became a product of necessity as it made it's own way into the music industry when there was no other way.
Exclusive interviews with Hip-Hop superstars Kanye West, G-Unit (Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo), Chuck D., Lil’ Jon, Fabolous, David Banner, Xzibit, Kool DJ Red Alert, Ed Lover & Doctor Dre, DJ Clue, DJ Kay Slay, Danger Mouse, DJ Enuff and DJ Vlad.