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Miami's My Mixtapez App: "We're Proud of Doing What People Said We Couldn't"

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Danny remembers thinking: "If I could create that, that would be really nice, and I'm sure there are a lot of other fans out there that would love it."

He was right. To date, My Mixtapez has 5.7 million active users with 10 million downloads. It's available for free, with a premium no-ad, high-quality streaming version at a charge of $1.99. They even came full circle, landing the exclusive release of Lil Wayne's latest mixtape, Sorry 4 The Wait 2, earlier this year.

My Mixtapez has become a valuable resource for rap fans looking for the hottest mixtapes on the market, but it's also a useful tool for struggling up-and-comers hoping to get their voices heard. The app comes with a submission contact, so unsigned rappers can upload their tapes and earn a chance at trending, but only if they get through the vetting process.

"If Meek Mill and Lil Wayne are on the app," Danny explains, "we can't put someone who doesn't take their career serious."

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.