MixTape Monkey Now Has 11 Million Listeners

Mixtape_monkey_logo-300x198Underground mixtape site MixTape Monkey now has 11 million listeners, according to founder Mark Serrano, who runs the influential site from his two bedroom apartment in Kansas City.

“Iʼm looking for someone to name drop someone. Iʼm 24/7 radar,” Serrano said. “I’m looking for that new artist thatʼs going to impress. Iʼm definitely scouting for it — itʼs my bread and butter.”

“I just thought … I can be a person who says, ‘Hey, this is the good stuff, and if it’s not on this platform, it’s not worth listening to,’” Serrano told the Starland News. “I have competitors like Datpiff, Live MixTapes, Spinrilla, and to a degree you can either upload for free or pay to get uploaded, and I am more of an enforcer. If I donʼt believe you’re good, I donʼt care how much money you have, it’s not going up.”

A Focus On Africa

25% of users are from South Africa, followed by another 15% from Ghana and Anguilla.  “There were some African rappers building buzz so I caught wind of their videos and posted it on the website.”

H/T Music Ally

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