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This mixtape was my introduction to Hip-Hop and Rap music as a toddler.
I have so many mixtape memories from high school and college that I decided to write a book about mixtapes.
I remember driving home from work and listening to Clue on Hot 97.
“This mixtape memory is an excerpt from my manuscript The Divine Chronicles. It is literary a mixtape.”
Though the mixtape hasn’t been a “tape” for many years now, the idea—that this highly personal collection of songs can move minds—remains the same.
There’s a good chance that Lou Ottens impacted your life. With the advent of the compact cassette, Lou gave the … More
My vivid mixtape memory is when I first heard Kid Capri do the blend with Stephanie Mills, “Something in the … More
I met Justo at a conference in spring 2004, and in a brief year we became friends. He was also … More
Happy 47th Anniversary Hip-Hop! This is a glimpse of what authentic Hip Hop music sounded like before record companies and … More
By Rocky Rockett
The year is 1985, September to be exact. This is the birth of Pushin’ Tapes! In this pic, I was … More
Not long after Justo’s death, Tablist Magazine asked me to write something in remembrance of him. Below is a transcript … More
Everything I do today was built on the back of my mixtapes and although this article is not about me, … More
Originally from the east coast, Eric Johnson lives in Chico, California. MXM: Where are you from? EJ: I was born … More
“It’s hard to talk about innovators on cassette without including Ron G in the conversation.”
In this new series, MXM features avid mixtape collectors and their analog collections. The first hails from Paris, France. We … More
For folks who remember, Justo was a tireless advocate for mixtape deejays. He tragically passed away in a car crash … More
The legacy of Justo Faison is well established, and you just have to ask DJ about who Justo was, and no doubt you’d be getting an earful of memories.
My (slightly sappy) mixed tape memory: When I first met my husband, he burned a couple of albums for me … More
Like so many people, my love of mixtapes is tied up in the idea of love itself — both romantic and platonic.
As I write these lines I could hear that mixtape playing in my head. Blend after blend, it’s embedded in … More
I had a tape that was filled with hip hop from 85 and 86, several tracks from LL Cool J’s “My Radio” . . .
For a few years I had a ‘mixtape correspondence’ with Hugh J. Noble from ActionPop! records.
“Bay Area youngsters embraced bedroom production and ad-hoc self-distribution networks as a means of re-envisioning and self-fashioning their conception of … More
When I was young I learned to repair cassette tapes. The repair job sometimes included Scotch tape, Crazy glue, a … More
It was the summer of ’79, I was a youngin, and spent a lot of time at my Grandma’s building. … More
This is yet another issue that plagues us. There are things on some of these cassettes that only we have, … More