August 23: International Hip Hop Parade

Stretch and Bobbito: A Film About Radio That Changed Lives

August 10: Tedsmooth Old School Jam

Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop

Hip hop first became a part of the mainstream music industry in the early 1980s, when major record labels released albums from such accessible groups as Run DMC and the Sugarhill Gang. But… Continue reading


#MixtapeMemory: “For a few years I had a ‘mixtape correspondence’ with Hugh J. Noble from ActionPop! records. I remember the beautifully improbable names he would always come up with. My favourite tape he… Continue reading

Digital Griots

“a little love for the DJ as griot and master rhetor…and the inspiration for Digital Griots.” Scholar Adam J. Banks offers a mixtape of African American digital rhetoric in his innovative study Digital… Continue reading

Rock Steady Crew’s 37th Anniversary at Summer Stage

The Art Behind The Tape: DJ Mars Talks Park Jam Era with Clark Kent


The Distortion of Sound

The Art Behind The Tape: Recap of Pre-screening Party at New Era Flagship Store In LA

Hot Platter Lunch DJ Session: Rich Medina, Grandmaster Caz, and Crazy Legs

Boo-Hooray hosts another Hot Platter Lunch DJ Session with Rich Medina, Grandmaster Caz, and Crazy Legs. On view is the Born in the Bronx Exhibit, a visual record of the early days of hip… Continue reading

July 13: DJ Tedsmooth Old School Jam

Pre-Order Your Copy of The Art Behind The Tape

Hot Platter Lunch DJ Session: Breakbeat Lou & Tedsmooth

Science Genius Finals at the Intrepid

Preserving 120 years of U.S. cultural history

Preserving 120 years of U.S. cultural history “Think about back when you were making your mix tapes,” said Gene Deanna, head of the library’s recorded sound section. “Every time you made a copy… Continue reading

A Glimpse at Our Mixtape Librarian’s Collection

Sounding Out! Podcast #28: Off the 60: A Mix-Tape Dedication to Los Angeles

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Tools of War 2014 Schedule

*** In memory of Lucky Strike and Buddy Esquire *** RANE & Tools of War present SPANISH HARLEM HOP  Every Thursday in June from 3 – 7pm @ White Park E. 105th St.… Continue reading

Museum Mixtape!

MXM celebrate mixtapes in all formats! We found this mixtape  thanks to Dr. Fay. Museum Mixtape, started by Juan Obando received a Rhizome Commission in 2012. Museum Mixtape is a video-album in which up-and-coming rappers perform improvised… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to the Illest

Professor Anthony Kwame Harrison

Bay Area youngsters embraced bedroom production and ad-hoc self-distribution networks as a means of re-envisioning and self-fashioning their conception of and relationship to authentic hip hop. Professor Harrison is an Associate Professor at… Continue reading

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a “rapping DJ” in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007.… Continue reading

Rapmullet on Ron G

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Troy L. Smith

When I was young I learned to repair cassette tapes. The repair job sometimes included with Scotch tape, Crazy glue, a whole new tape carriage, and possibly the replacement of screws I would get… Continue reading

DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music Paperback

by Bernardo Attias, Anna Gavanas, and Hillegonda Rietveld The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of… Continue reading

The William and Mary Hip Hop Collection Gear Up for their 2nd Annual Celebration

  Schedule of Events: 1:00pm: (Sundial Stage) Opening Words and J’SAR Banner Induction 1:15-4:00pm: (Special Collections Terrace) William & Mary Instructor and Artist John Lee creating a graffiti-inspired mural 1:20-2:20pm: (Read & Relax)… Continue reading

Award Winning Producer/Playwright Patrick Blake Hosts Private Mixer To Announce The Launch Of Rhymes Over Beats, Hip Hop Theater Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Award Winning Producer/Playwright Patrick Blake Hosts Private Mixer To Announce The Launch of Rhymes Over Beats, Hip Hop Theater Company (March 24, 2014, New York, NY) Award winning producer/playwright Patrick Blake… Continue reading

Mixtape + DJ Scholarship at #4C14

This incredible image from the past just got shown at #4c14: — Stephen Carradini (@scarradini) March 20, 2014 "A DJ, like an archivist, is an information professional." #4c14 — Stephen Carradini (@scarradini)… Continue reading

The Mixtape Museum at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) #4C14

Shout out to Dr. Adam Banks for supporting the work of MXM and extending the invitation. We are honored to be sharing a session with DJ and scholar Lynnee Denise. If you’re heading… Continue reading