Drake Thinks Mixtapes Are Important
If only other artists had the same kind of mind-set...
Drake has recently stated in an interview how important he thinks it is it to put out unreleased album cuts on underground mixtapes. Drake has become successful by utilising the mixtape market and although some forget where they came from, he definitely won’t. Drake believes artists should take a unique approach when making mixtapes.
Drake - an MTV Brand New: 10 for 10 nominee - told MTV News: "I think that when creating a mixtape, you have to approach it with a selfless mind-set. A mixtape can't be the songs that don't make your album, or songs that aren't good enough to make your album make your mixtape, unless you're that good.
“There aren't that many people that are that good. I'm not that good. That mixtape [So Far Gone] is me working my hardest. It wasn't 'Oh, here are the songs I'm gonna give away to you 'cause I have better songs coming.' A mixtape has become an album.”