Category Archive: News

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

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

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

Defense of the Mixtape Panel at A3C 2013


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


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

Words Inspired by Mixtapes II

“Find music that moves you through these times.” – DJ Lynnee Denise

  Funk, Faith, Praise (Fly Away Trayvon) I never intended to release this mix. I considered it to be unfinished, in need of a polishing. Today, I heard it and it allowed me… Continue reading

#HipHopEd 7/16/2013

Fresh Publication Added to the MXM Library: An Interview with Saul Williams

  An Interview with Saul Williams by Robert Walsh “It blew up this year! It came out in 2002 and they put it back out, and finally the people were ready for it,… Continue reading

Exclusive Tony Touch and Kid Capri interview with Ralph McDaniels at Tony Touch Album release

2013 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams

THE CROTONA PARK JAMS 10TH ANNIVERSARY: BRONX presented by The Friends of Crotona Park, Rane and Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop in association with Bronx Councilman Joel Rivera July 11: Jazzy Jay, Jazzy… Continue reading

The Ted Smooth Old School Jam, July 10

Call for Mixtapes: Introducing the IASPM-US Mixtape Series

Hear ye, hear ye! The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US) has put out a call for mixtapes! It’s no question, life’s been good to me/ Cause life ain’t nothing but… Continue reading


Sonic Spirituality: Meditations on Eminem’s “Beautiful” and “My Darling”

Originally posted on Sounding Out!:
Guest writer Marcia Alesan Dawkins’s new book on rapper Eminem, Eminem: The Real Slim Shady is now available. We here at Sounding Out! are thrilled, so for this…

DJ Ted Smooth Old School Jam | June 23

At the park on 119th street between 2nd and 3rd ave. in East Harlem from 12pm-7pm or watch it live on  

The Day I Fell In Love with Hip Hop by Derrick Dolphin

It was the summer of ’79, I was a youngin, and spent a lot of time at my Grandma’s building. Located on the border of Harlem and Washington Heights, 1909 Amsterdam Avenue, a.k.a.… Continue reading

Support Graffiti Rock!

Dear Graffiti Rock Fans & Journalists, “0” time has arrived! Today begins my campaign to produce the documentary, Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story, as well as release the 30th Anniversary Edition of Graffiti… Continue reading

Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Congratulations to Bun B and Shea Serrano. Their blog turned book is set to release on September 17, 2013, but you can reserve your copiesssssssss now! — Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his… Continue reading