so im reading the hiphopdx editiorial on GRODT and i found this quote.
But for right now, I think artists need to come with at least one legendary mixtape upon arrival, and their career should start from there. That mixtape should be treated as an album and given for free so that the people can really decide—gladiator style.
-Sha Money XL
do you agree that this is the business model for today? that you have to have a successful, album like mixtape or independent album before breaking into the mainstream?