◎根據創始人Mark Serrano的說法，地下的混音帶網站MixTape Monkey目前已擁有1100萬名聽眾；Mark Serrano在堪薩斯市的兩房公寓中經營著這個有影響力的網站。
◎Mark Serrano向Starland新聞表示「我正在尋找某個人來讓我可以自抬身價。我是一個24小時全年無休的雷達，我正在尋找那個會令人印象深刻的新人，這對我來說就是收入來源和謀生之道。我有像是Datpiff、Live MixTapes、Spinrilla等競爭對手，在某種程度上你可以免費上傳或付費上傳，我更像是一名執行者，如果我不認為你很好，我不在乎你有多少錢，它就是不會成功。」
Underground 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."
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."