“Freeway: Crack In the System” Screening at Maysles with Afrika Bambaataa

The March 29 screening of Last Five Nights of “Freeway: Crack in the System” will be followed by a discussion with Afrika Bambaataa Freeway: Crack In The System (U.S. Theatrical Premiere Run, Director’s… Continue reading

The Evolution of the Mixtape: A Dedication to Justo Faison by Gary Anderson

March 17, 1969 – May 14, 2005 The Mixtape Museum project exists to ensure that Justo Faison and the legacies of the djs he celebrated are never forgotten. Read on.   THE EVOLUTION… Continue reading

DJ Legend Love Bug Starski Remembers Biggie


My (slightly sappy) mixed tape memory: When I first met my husband, he burned a couple of albums for me that made me weak in the knees. In return, I made a mixed… Continue reading

“Cassette Culture” by DJ Stretch Armstrong included in MXM Recommended Sources

View this post on Instagram @stretcharmstrong's "Cassette Culture" via Cuepoint on Medium.com. We are officially adding this series to the @mixtapemuseum's library and recommended sources. #hiphoped #mixtapemuseum #compactcassette #DJ #mixtapememory A post shared… Continue reading

A Happy Birthday Shoutout to Joe Conzo, Jr. aka Joey Kane aka “The Man Who Took HipHop’s Baby Pictures.”

Thank you for sharing Hip-Hop, through your lense! A photgraphic mixtape. http://www.joeconzo.com — In an article published on October 4, 2005, The New York Times proclaimed photographer Joe Conzo Jr. as “The Man… Continue reading

Craig Eley

#MixtapeMemory: “Like so many people, my love of mixtapes is tied up in the idea of love itself — both romantic and platonic. Though I admire many mixtapes put out into the world,… Continue reading

HURRACAVE with Speech from Arrested Development

An Evening With Joe Conzo and Grandmaster Caz

WHEN: Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame WHERE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater About the Event: Hip-hop photographer Joe Conzo will discuss his… Continue reading

Celebrating Jam Master Jay’s 50th!

Hip Hop-Architect Passes

Recommended Reads on Larry Smith: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith Key Tracks: Whodini’s Escape

“Training Days: The Subways Artists Then and Now” signing event at The Reed Space

Meet authors Henry Chalfant & Sacha Jenkins of “Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now” at The Reed Space on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The book gives an authentic account of the… Continue reading

DJ Red Alert Goes Berserk Full 3 Hour Show – 98.7 Kiss FM April 1989

DJ Blendoff DJ Battle at Hall of Fame Studios

Read: Amen, Brother: BreakbeatLou and The Legacy of Ultimate Breaks and Beats

Click picture or here to read Amen, Brother on www.passionweiss.com.

The Art Behind the Tape

  The Art Behind the Tape is the first coffee table book dedicated to the history of mixtape cover art. A collection of interviews and artwork comiled by DJ Mars, Maurice Garland, Bril… Continue reading

Global Spin Awards Hosted by LaLa Anthony

Boston Book Signing with DJ Hurricane of The Beastie Boys

Hellbent & Humphrey: Mixtapes and Ghetto Blasters

OPENING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 FROM 6PM – 9PM ON VIEW: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014 LOCATED: 111 FRONT STREET #226, BROOKLYN NY 11201 Folioleaf is pleased to present a two-person… Continue reading

Tapemasta Remembers

Proof our mixtape librarian’s been cool from jump! “The year is 1985, September to be exact. This is the birth of Pushin’ Tapes! In this pic, I was rocking the mock neck with… Continue reading

Mixtapes and Mashups

Originally posted on Digital Realities:
Remembering Analogue  “I’ll make you a mixtape that’s a blueprint of my soul” – Mixtape by Jamie Cullum from the album The Pursuit For people of a certain age (i.e.…

A Celebration of Jam Master Jay

The Return of the IASPMUS Mixtape Series!

Submissions for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music’s call for mixtapes are now being accepted on a rolling basis. IASPM-US on Twitter IASPM-US Website Our mixtape series is back! Mixtapes… Continue reading

An Eric Orr and Keith Haring Masterpiece!

These are two of my favorite artists so I had to share. This poster commemorates the 30 year Anniversary of Eric Orr and Keith Harings’s subway and studio collaboration. Read more more and… Continue reading

Sien ide

Location: New York Website | Pinterest | Tumblr   As I write these lines I could hear that mixtape playing in my head. Blend after blend, it’s embedded in my brain. You know… Continue reading

How “Born in the Bronx” Changed Me

  Joe Conzo’s pictures were all black and white, but as I stared, I began to see them in color. -KeKe My name is KeKe, I am a 14 year old high school student from… Continue reading

Rappers on bicycles

Originally posted on Noel Jackson:
As an enthusiast of both rap and cycling, I’ve been interested in rap music’s intermittent engagement with that alternative means of transportation, the bicycle. Make no mistake: in…

The Mixtape Museum & Cassette: Documentary Present “Still Magnetic”

The Tools of War Park Jam Series

August 5, 12, 19 & 26: 2014 Diggers Delight Park Jams are from 4pm-8pm and free for all Ages! St. Nicholas Park 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave Harlem B or C to 135th… Continue reading


One of my best memories of a mixtape was in 1987. I had a tape that was filled with hip hop from 85 and 86, several tracks from LL Cool J’s “My Radio”… Continue reading