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- Mixtape History. by Reid, Shaheem; Dukes, Rahman; Calloway, Sway. (MTV)
- Pushing Play: What Makes the Portable Cassette Recorder Interesting by Stadler, Gus (Sounding Out!, August 29, 2011)
- Mixtape Crackdown Sends a Mixed Message by Sanneh, Kelefa (New York Times, June 16, 2005)
- Tales of the Tape by Oliver Wang (Village Voice, JULY 22, 2003)
- Anderson, Horace B.
“‘Criminal Minded?’ Mixtape DJs, the Piracy Paradox, and Lessons for the Recording Industry” Tennessee Law Review 76. 1 (2008)
- Ball, Jared.
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This paper began as a dissertation and resulted in a book, I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto.
- Ball, Jared.
“I Mix What I Like! In Defense and Appreciation of the Rap Music Mixtape as “National” and “Dissident” Communication.” International Journal of Communication 5 (2011): 278-297
- Carol Becker, Romi Crawford and Paul D. Miller
“An Interview with Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky — That Subliminal Kid.” Art Journal, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Spring, 2002), pp. 82-91
- Earl R. Danielson, Lesley A. Burrows and David A. Rosenberg
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- Farrington, Jim.
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- Harrison, Anthony Kwame.
“‘Cheaper than a CD, Plus We Really Mean it’: Bay Area Underground Hip Hop Tapes as Subcultural Artefacts.” Popular Music 25.2 (2006): 283–301. Print.
- Lacasse, Serge, and Andy Bennett.
“Mixtapes, Memory, and Nostalgia: An Introduction to Phonographic Anthologies.” Incestuous Pop: Intertextuality in Recorded Popular Music, ed. by Serge Lacasse, Québec, Nota Bene
- Lynch, Marc.
“King Kendrick and the Ivory Tower: What hip-hop can teach academia. Seriously.” Foreign Policy.
- Maher, George Ciccariello.
“Brechtian Hip-Hop: Didactics and Self-Production in Post-Gangsta Political Mixtapes.” Journal of Black Studies Vol. 36, (September 2005): 129-160
- Marshall, Lee.
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- Mark Skillz.
“DJ Hollywood: The Original King of New York.” Medium.com. Cuepoint, 19 Nov. 2014. Web.
- Walsh , Robert and Williams, Saul
An Interview with Saul Williams. Callaloo, Vol. 29, No. 3, Hip-Hop Music and Culture (Summer, 2006), pp. 728-736