Minds Behind The Music: #‎1ON1With‬ featuring Cali Green at Wiz Lounge

Minds Behind The Music is excited to start the year with a new installment of ‪#‎1ON1With‬ featuring Cali Green; Manager of Urban Media at eOne Music. Join us and our event partner Wix at… Continue reading

Tape Hiss, Compression, and the Stubborn Materiality of Sonic Diaspora

Originally posted on Sounding Out!:
In an article for Pitchfork, music critic Adam Ward reminisces about digital music files that sound as if they’re “being played through a payphone,” and calls the extreme…

DJ Con/Rapacon Wrap-up

On November 19, 2015, The Hip Hop Cultural Center in Harlem (H2C2) brought 125 DJs to spin live on 125th street for DJ-Con. If you missed this groundbreaking event, watch the wrap-up!

Happy Holidays from The Mixtape Museum!

Support The Universal Hip Hop Museum’s “Buy Back Hip-Hop” Campaign

The mission of  The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) is to teach, engage and inspire audiences around the world through the creativity and power of Hip Hop Culture. The UHHM carries out its… Continue reading

Join Us for the Inaugural “Minds Behind the Music” Honors #MBMHonors

Minds Behind the Music (MBM) is pleased to host the Inaugural #MBMHonors celebrating a successful 2015 and commemorating industry professionals who have demonstrated professional excellence while giving back to their communities. Hosted by… Continue reading

We The People for #HipHopEducation in Schools

The Mixtape Museum is joining our family over at The Hip Hop Education Center in petitioning President Barack Obama to publicly acknowledge Hip-Hop as a national treasure and institutionalize #HipHopEducation in our schools. We… Continue reading

The Extra Credit Awards

Please join the Hip-Hop Education Center, in collaboration with, New York University Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, and Wikiburg for The Extra Credit Awards. The event hosted by best-selling author, award winning… Continue reading

10/5 – 10/11: Stretch & Bobbito at Maysles, Harlem on

MXM Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities #NEHturns50


Watch: The Cassette Documentary Trailer #2

#MixtapeMemory: DJ Rob Swift

More on Rob Swift‘s class here.

Cassette: The Documentary Interviews DJ Ron G

“It’s hard to talk about innovators on cassette without including Ron G in the conversation. One of the pioneers of DJ mixtapes, Ron has been scratching and producing for over 25 years. He’s… Continue reading

Afrika Bambaataa on “Key Influencers of Hip Hop”

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Justin D. Burton and Jason Lee Oakes Seek Essays that Pay Respect to Hip Hop Scholarship

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF HIP HOP MUSIC STUDIES Edited by Justin D Burton and Jason Lee Oakes Deadlines Abstracts (400 words): 1 October 2015 Chapter Drafts (5k-7k words): 1… Continue reading

Listen: The Mix behind the Tape


DJ Mars + “Art Behind the Tape” On Hot 97

For All Master Interview with Tapemasta

Nick Bishop from For All Masters.com sat down with our Mixtape Librarian Tapemasta in his mixtape vault in Brooklyn to talk about the history, influence, and role of mixtapes. Nick, we are looking forward to… Continue reading



Special Ed, “The Mission.” Legal.

Somebody said, “This is serious business / There’s a tape in the mailbox between your doors / Take the tape from the box, and put it in yours” / I listened to the… Continue reading

Art Behind the Tape Release Party

August 16: Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary Concert, Summer Stage

Join Stretch and Bobbito for their 25th Anniversary Concert/Film Screening at Central Park, Rumsey Playfield on August 16 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

August 8: MCA-DAY Celebrating the Life of Adam Yauch


  • Mixtape Inspired Lyrics

    I let my tape rock, till my tape popped.-Notorious B.I.G, "Ready to Die"

    It’s no question, life’s been good to me/ Cause life ain’t nothing but a good groove/ A good mixtape to put you in the right mood. -The Beastie Boys, “Professor Booty” More lyrics here..



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