The Beastie Boys, “Professor Booty.” Check Your Head.

“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.”

Help the New Orleans Hip Hop Archive (NOLA) Complete their Kickstarter Campaign!

NOLA is a digital archive of New Orleans hiphop and bounce supported by the Amistad Research Center launching Spring 2014! The Background From Cash Money and No Limit to Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mystikal, Mannie Fresh,Juvenile, Big Freedia & Curren$y to the strong… Continue reading

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Takes Shape

We are proud to announce that one of our affiliates, Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum (HHOF) has secured their New York State museum charter and an official midtown site to begin construction.… Continue reading

International Exchange Program for Hip Hop Artist/Educators

Next Level, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is looking for hip-hop artist-educators to participate in an international exchange program. In 2014–15, Next Level… Continue reading

Call for Papers: Sound And Affect: Voice, Music, World

SOUND AND AFFECT: VOICE, MUSIC, WORLD International Conference Stony Brook University April 18-19, 2014 Call for Papers Stony Brook University’s conference, Sound and Affect: Voice, Music, World, seeks to investigate the varied intersections of sound… Continue reading

Grandmaster Flash by Askem

Grandmaster Caz by Askem

Mixtapes Explained to Modern Kids

Dangerous Minds: The Lost Art of Cassette Tape Spines

A (Not At All Definitive) History of Hip Hop Mixtapes

A (Not At All Definitive) History of Hip Hop Mixtapes From dubbed cassettes to burned CDs to 128kbsp mp3s, Noz details how mixtapes became – and remain – an integral part of hip… Continue reading

How Spotify helped reinvent mixtape culture

Check Out Discover’s Credit Card Design

The Adventures of Tape Girl and The Analog King: Episode 2

The Adventures of Tape Girl and The Analog King: Episode 4

a LOUD silence: 40 Year Celebrations of Hip Hop

  #HipHop404040  “A LOUD SILENCE” TURNS UP THE VOLUME TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF HIP HOP AS SERIOUS FUN We celebrate 40 years of culture, community, and the spirit of positive change! We… Continue reading

The Adventures of Tape Girl and The Analog Kind: Episode 3

The Adventures of Tape Girl and The Analog King: Episode 1

Defense of the Mixtape Panel at A3C 2013


Spinderella by Askem

National Archives Advisory Council Meeting Minutes Mixtapes from 1977 to 1979

  todaysdocument: 50 years of the Cassette Tape SEAMAN (SN) Daniel Rosen dubs audio tapes during his off-duty hours aboard the guided missile frigate USS SIMPSON (FFG 56) in the Persian Gulf, 03/11/1988… Continue reading

Grandmaster Melle Mel

DJ Hollywood by Askem


Live Performances and Appearances By: Lee / Lady Pink / Busy Bee / Patti Astor / Fab 5 Freddy / Grand Wizard Theodore / Cold Crush Bros / Fantastic 5 / Lisa Lee… Continue reading

DJ Lady Love, Special K, Live in Connecticut, April 6, 1980

“Strictly Vinyl and I was doing this before some of ya’ll was born! Check out Special K of The Treacherous 3 killing the mic as I rocked them tables!” – DJ Lady Love… Continue reading

Exclusive Trailer for : King of the Beats – ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’

Originally posted on Pritt Kalsi: Here is a exclusive preview of the trailer for the upcoming film by Pritt Kalsi, Jazzy Jay and JFK Aman.  Currently still in post production.  Im very…

Kid Capri talks mixtapes with Shaheem Reid

…I’m the one that made the mixtape become superstar status but I wasn’t the inventor of the mixtape. It was Starchild who put me on to the S&S Club, there was Brucie B,… Continue reading

The Good Old Days: Charity Shop Music

2013 Diggers Delight Park Jams: HARLEM

Tools of War presented by Rane 4-8pm. Free! All Ages! @ St. Nicholas Park 135th St & St. Nicholas Ave Harlem NYC 10031. B or C to 135th St Every TUESDAY in August!… Continue reading

The Ted Smooth Old School Jam, August 4