I think its the old, “Gift and Curse” , because some artist can generate a buzz that can lead to revenue, who dont have access to a DJ. But you read the article and let me know what you think?!
The Free Mixtape/Street Album phenomena is killing the revenue flow in the Hip-Hop game. Artists are not getting paid, producers are not getting paid, etc.. I say, leave the MULTIPLE Mixtapes for the DJs, and the rappers should go back to giving out singles and samplers and creating quality EPs or Albums that they can market and sell.
Read The Full Article Here: http://allhiphop.com/2012/07/20/the-saturation-of-the-mixtape-game/