By the end of 2006 mixtapes went from being homemade cassette tapes sold on street corners and barbershops to a full-fledged business as DJs began to produce album quality releases from high profile artists. The mixtape industry grew to produce about $150-$250 million dollars annually by the end of the year and raised the attention of the RIAA and the authorities who began to make arrests on the charges of federal racketeering and bootlegging.
Last night (July 17), Drake shared a photo on his Instagram that resembled his sophomore album Take Care and fans went crazy believing that this was a hint that the sequel to the 2011 album is in the works.
Over the last three years Future has had one of the most prolific mixtape runs ever. Fueled by the breakup with his former fiancé Ciara, Future has shown us more of an aggressive attitude starting with his mixtapes Monster and 56 Nights. In both of these projects Future has shown the stages of depression starting with his denial and anger, but it wasn’t until recently he’s progressed into the final stages by showing us signs of getting over his heartache and depression and accepting his fate with the release of his latest album HNDRXX.