This is yet another issue that plagues us. There are things on some of these cassettes that only we have, and it desperately needs to be preserved. I still have BOXES upon BOXES of tapes left. And as long as they keep calling mixes on CDs “mixtapes”, they still have a place in our lives, and the right to be preserved.
John Spruill III; producer, music lover, and now Dr., grew up in Virginia Beach, Va. He earned his Ph.D. in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and Gerontology at Purdue University in 2010, his M.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and B.A. in Political Science at Hampton University in 2000. In 2011, he collaborated with Gene Thornton p.k.a. Malice of the hip-hop duo Clipses’ book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and, Naked. He is founder of ProfessU.com