Category Archive: News

10/5 – 10/11: Stretch & Bobbito at Maysles, Harlem on

MXM Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities #NEHturns50


Watch: The Cassette Documentary Trailer #2

Cassette: The Documentary Interviews DJ Ron G

“It’s hard to talk about innovators on cassette without including Ron G in the conversation. One of the pioneers of DJ mixtapes, Ron has been scratching and producing for over 25 years. He’s… Continue reading

Afrika Bambaataa on “Key Influencers of Hip Hop” Curators of Hip Hop on Facebook Curators of Hip Hop on Twitter

Listen: The Mix behind the Tape


Collector’s Spotlight: Epée Hervé Dingong | Paris, France

In this new series, MXM features avid mixtape collectors and their analog collections. The first hails from Paris, France. We call him The Mixtape Journalist. Over the last decade, Epée Hervé Dingong has… Continue reading

DJ Mars + “Art Behind the Tape” On Hot 97

For All Master Interview with Tapemasta

Nick Bishop from For All sat down with our Mixtape Librarian Tapemasta in his mixtape vault in Brooklyn to talk about the history, influence, and role of mixtapes. Nick, we are looking forward to… Continue reading

Art Behind the Tape Release Party

August 16: Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary Concert, Summer Stage

Join Stretch and Bobbito for their 25th Anniversary Concert/Film Screening at Central Park, Rumsey Playfield on August 16 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Call for Papers: Show & Prove 2016 Hip Hop Studies Conference, April 8-10, 2016

Shout-out to Dr. Imani Kai Johnson, chair of the “Show & Prove” international Hip Hop Studies conferences. The conference previously held at NYU will take place at Dr. Johnson’s new home at University of California,… Continue reading

August 6, 2015: The Politics of Preservation

Marvel Comics Presents Hip-Hop Variants

Marvel Comics has just unveiled a sample of their forthcoming Hip Hop Variants line. The comic book covers slated for October 2015 will feature mash-up art of Marvel characters and Hip Hop album… Continue reading

May 28: The Business of Music Seminars

The Orpheus “Justo” Faison Memory Project

  May 14, 2015 marks 10 years we lost Justo Faison, founder of The Justo Mixtape Awards. The Mixtape Museum (MXM) is launching The Orpheus “Justo” Faison Memory Project to remember his commitment… Continue reading

Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 – 1988

The Birth of Hip Hop in New York Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm

“Preventive Maintenance for Audio Discs and Tapes” by Jim Farrington

We’ve just added a fresh new publication to our list of scholarly papers & articles. Preventive Maintenance for Audio Discs and Tapes by Jim Farrington published in the Music Library Association’s journal, Notes. Did… Continue reading

Sample Not For Sale Documentary Screening

This one time screening on April 2, presented by Wax Poetics and Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust is a one-time only screening of the documentary SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE! The doc is a culmination… Continue reading

Hip-Hop Revolution at Museum of the City of New York

Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper—who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its… 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 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. — In an article published on October 4, 2005, The New York Times proclaimed photographer Joe Conzo Jr. as “The Man… Continue reading

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

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