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To give away 11 Zip files of 202 tracks in 1 day could be considered an act of insanity or a stroke of genius. He said he leaked the tracks because he wasn’t sure what to do with them. It wasn’t an actual strategy…..but it kind of was.
It looks insane because he gave away a bulk of his unsigned catalogue. Some people are saying he is de-valueing music, some people are saying he’s lost his marbles.
Very few artists have produced the same amount of material within the lifespan of their career. Or if they did a similar move no one would care or bother to download a file.
Wiley gave you batches of the lowest quality unmixed, unmastered MP3′s. You can check them out, but you can’t play them in a club or playlist them. There is still a value for some of the recordings, once finished.
This is actually a great platform for all the featured artists like Wrigz or Cherri V, and indirectly he’s actually rewarded all his fans that have stuck by him over the years.
Wiley is a different guy……
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He’s had more label deals than any other rapper, and there are labels out there that are still willing to work with him. He is a prolific artist, and he can write/produce the same amount of material within months if not weeks. No doubt he’s saved the best stuff in a different vault, and he will probably get another deal on the back of this move.
Expect the Zip album to be in stores before the end of the year.
**Please, no best of mixtapes unless its from the man himself.
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