Category Archive: News

“Biggie” by Askem

Analog Biggie

Ode to Cassettes

Originally posted on OLD SCHOOL RECORD REVIEW:
by Noah Kucij You could index the thickness of influence in tape’s grey grizzly hiss – was it a clean copy, a Maxell swiped from Rite-Aid,…

Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizzard Theodore, and Grandmixer DXT To Be Inducted Into Guitar Center’s RockWalk

Guitar Center is proud to announce the inductions of world renowned hip-hop DJ icons Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizzard Theodore and Grandmixer DXT intoHollywood’s iconic RockWalk. The joint ceremony will celebrate each of these accomplished musicians as they receive… Continue reading

A Dialog with DJ Spooky, Simon Chritchley, and Jay Schieb at Neuehouse

A dialog between DJ Spooky, Simon Chritchley, Editor of NY Times Op Ed Section, and Jay Schieb from MIT 6:30pm, Wednesday, February, 26 http://www.neuehouse.com/

Queering Blackness: A Talk and Dance Party Featuring DJ Lynnee Denise

This event is part of the Queer Possibilities Series; a monthly community-based lecture and dance party series on queerness and social life. Running from February to April and featuring radical theory, hard-hitting community… Continue reading

The Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism

The Keith Haring Foundation donates $400,000 to establish Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at Bard College The Fellowship The Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism is an appropriate tribute to the life… Continue reading

The Mixtape Museum Needs an Intern, Maybe 2…

Internship MXM is looking for a motivated Intern/Research Assistant eager to join the team. You will work closely with the founder of MXM to do research and work on special projects. You must… Continue reading

Brian Williams and Lestor Holt spit Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” on Jimmy Fallon, kind of.

Nas, “New York State of Mind.” Illmatic.

“Never put me in your box if your shit eats tapes.”

Tupac Shakur on Life and Death | Blank on Blank

Proof People Still Believe in #MixtapeValentines

Never expected to get an actual cassette mixtape for Valentine's Day 😄 — Blaine Butcher (@bengalblaine) February 15, 2014 Best valentine's day gift?! I'd prefer a real mixtape, thanks. http://t.co/MBmy7qMDf8 — GRAVEYARD ORBIT… Continue reading

Nas, “Let There Be Light.” Hip Hop is Dead.

 “The son of the audio cassette era, tech wearer.”

J Dilla Youth Day 2014 | Detroit

DILLA YOUTH DAY DETROIT 2014 PRESENTED BY 5eGallery Upstairs: THE J DILLA INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE (12-5PM) A. Interactive Workshop Stations (12-5PM) 1. Film (Suite for Ma Dukes, Stussy, Ma Dukes’ Dilla Film) 2. Stencil… Continue reading

Meet Our Newest Affiliate, Rhymes Over Beats: A Hip Hop Theater Company

A few words from Patrick Blake, founder of Rhymes Over Beats Rhymes over Beats is a company of hip hop theater artists. We believe that musical theater thrives and grows when the music being… Continue reading

Buddy “King of the Flyer” Esquire has Died

Known as the “King of the Flyer,” Buddy Esquire was the premier show flyer artist in the Bronx during the earliest days of hip hop. Combining influences ranging from Bronx Art Deco architecture… Continue reading

Rememory, Remixed: Reimagining African-American Rhetoric for a Digital Age

Watch Adam Bank‘s talks mixtapes in his lecture Rememory, Remixed: Reimagining African-American Rhetoric for a Digital Age Adam is the author of  Race, Rhetoric, and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground and Digital Griots: African… Continue reading

TAYBLE’S Making Mixtape Table

Taylor, Justin, and Zach, who collectively make up the creative group TAYBLE, don’t look like they are even old enough to know what a compact cassette is, but they have designed one of the… Continue reading

Hip Hop at Harvard Seen Through the Lens of Design — by The Ammunition Group

CFP: Due 3/15 Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place 18–20 July 2014, Viseu, Portugal

Often acoustic space is ignored in the construction of a public space, yet the negative impact this has does not seem to get many complaints. People rarely require more quality of the sonic… Continue reading

DJ Ron G interviewed by Young Jack Thriller for Thisis50

adidas Originals and DMC pre-launched the Christmas in Hollis Run DMC x Keith Haring Superstar 80s

  You can purchase the Christmas in Hollis’ Superstar 80s at adidas.com/originals.

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

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

How Spotify helped reinvent mixtape culture http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/playlists-net-spotify-mixtape-culture/

  • Mixtape Inspired Lyrics

    I let my tape rock, till my tape popped.-Notorious B.I.G, "Ready to Die"

    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. -The Beastie Boys, “Professor Booty” More lyrics here..

  • FEATURED ARTIST: Sien ide

  • CONTRIBUTE YOUR DEFINITION OF A MIXTAPE?

    Tell us here.