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The Iranian-American Rapper You Need To Know | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Back in March, Akon made a passing comparison between Azad Right and Nas. Months later, Champ Sports noted the comparison in a piece that was shared b...

The Dying Art of Mixtapes

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

When it comes to budding relationships, a mix-tape falls into the same category as a handwritten note. I've taken the time to craft this, it says, because I care about you.

The Great Comic Creator Mixtape Volume II

Dave Scheidt | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

We're back with a whole new batch of creators and awesome playlists that you should check out, and maybe it will inspire you to create something as well!

Remember Making Mixtapes? No? Shut Up!

Posted 11.15.2013 | Comedy

Kids today have it so easy... remember when you had to wait for a song to come on the radio and then record it so you could put it on a tape for someo...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:The 1975...'Twas A Good Year; Playing 'Games' with The Colourist

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When they look back at 2013, The 1975 are going to have a lot of pinching to do. They've sold out headline tours in the states and the UK, hit the roa...

Anti-Piracy Crazed Music Industry Now Hunting Down Everybody Who Used to Make Mixtapes

James Napoli | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

David Winters went on to describe how representatives of the music industry's elite anti-piracy squad asked him to step aside while they manhandled the collection of mixtapes he had made in college, in the years before downloadable music became readily available.

The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore: A Pop-Punk Re-Emergence

Melissa Webster | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With this triumphant return to his punk rock roots, the burning question on everyone's mind is whether or not this is the beginning of a Larry Livermore return to the music business.

The Mixtape Epidemic

Sharief Easterling | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

I heard your mom is dropping a mixtape. Kidding, of course -- but in this oversaturated climate, it doesn't seem too far-fetched. The drastic decline in record sales has led a phenomenon I refer to as "The Mixtape Epidemic."

Police Add Uncertainty to the Mix

Donald Liebenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Liebenson

At parent orientation for incoming high school freshman, the principal encouraged us to get involved with our kids, to ask questions. So I sat my son down and, bracing myself, asked about the mixtape.