This is yet another issue that plagues us. There are things on some of these cassettes that only we have, and it desperately needs to be preserved. I still have boxes upon boxes of tapes left. And as long as they keep calling mixes on CDs “mixtapes”, they still have a place in our lives, and the right to be preserved.
Dr. John Spruill III; producer, music lover, and now Dr., grew up in Virginia Beach, Va. In 2011, he collaborated with Gene Thornton p.k.a. Malice of the hip-hop duo Clipses’ book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and, Naked.