Category Archive: News

DJ Blendoff DJ Battle at Hall of Fame Studios

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

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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

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

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

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”

Stretch and Bobbito: A Film About Radio That Changed Lives

Forthcoming in 2015 @stretchandbobbito

August 10: Tedsmooth Old School Jam

Rock Steady Crew’s 37th Anniversary at Summer Stage

The Distortion of Sound

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

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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

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

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