There once was a time when album releases followed predictable timelines and marketing strategies. But nowadays, everyone has a mix tape to randomly bless the world with on any given moment, and what once would be called an album is now a playlist. The result is more music, and often more good music, so no one’s complaining.
Likely with that in mind, Vic Mensa decided to reverse the usual process today and ask his Twitter followers if they’d be interested in mixtape with DJ Drama.
i know y'all love the freestyles... maybe i should do a tape with @DJDRAMA... what y'all think?— vino the agitator (@VicMensa) October 21, 2017
Now, here’s the thing about asking a group of your own followers about a project you’d like to do. If they’re already there, they’re probably already fans to some degree—so if you propose more music, they’ll probably be up for it. But Vic really did give them an opportunity to say “Thanks but no thanks,” and yet that was not the response he got. In fact, it was the opposite; it sure looked like people were incredibly excited.
One time for the one time, plzzzzz😩👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/lX2PIxWmQD— t♥g♥o♥d♥ (@AlittleTooGone) October 21, 2017
YES YES YES YES YES— ryanchris (@RyanM___) October 21, 2017
You should start that asap— Kev (@Kevinspeoples) October 21, 2017
💯💯🔥— ricardo f. cachua (@21florence) October 21, 2017
I say YES!!!!!!!!!!!— Silindokuhle Slebeat (@Slebeatz) October 21, 2017
definitely for the culture please— Lady Tsunade❤☠ (@Mz804) October 21, 2017
The chemistry was there at the show last night! Gangsta Grillz X Vic would be dope.— Blake⚾️ (@BLAKEKONS) October 21, 2017
my answer: pic.twitter.com/keaeXskL6S— Ωblvk (@mrblvk) October 21, 2017
But now we have to wait and see if Vic was teasing something he already has in store, or if he was really just using Twitter as a sounding board. But with such an overwhelmingly positive response, it’s hard to imagine the idea would be shelved.