The way JME did the whole mixtape thing was big but everbody else is living in some 50 Cent dream land where they release mixtapes and get signed by Sony because they showed their versatility.......NO SORRY MATE!!!!!
Albums, EPs and Singles are the way to go.....DIY business because we are in the best position now with Logan Sama, Tim Westwood, Kiss 100, 1xtra, MTV Base, Channel U and RWD to make our own product, promote and sell it like professionals in the industry.....1000 copies in UK Record Shop means fuck all to the music industry or anybody not on RWD Forum or Grime Forum.
If I saw somebody who released 3 albums by himself, promoted them on legel radio and had some low budget but decent videos on rotation, I would sign him over Dolla Da Dustman and his 20000 mixtapes that nobody outside of North London has heard
"Judge gave me a 6 for blazing a pig"