mix·​tape | \ ˈmiks-ˌtāp How to pronounce mixtape (audio) \

Definition of mixtape

: a compilation of songs recorded (as onto a cassette tape or a CD) from various sources

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Its Music Around 15 years ago, a raw, reverberating, lo-fi but high-energy sound made its way from Rio de Janeiro to the U.S., thanks to a mixtape produced by a DJ named Diplo (yes, that Diplo). Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Rio de Janeiro, Right Now: 5 Reasons to Visit the Extraordinary Brazilian City," 19 Mar. 2019 In 2015, she was cast as a lovable loudmouth on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York, then began releasing her own mixtapes. Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Opens Up About Her "Rags to Riches" Cinderella Story," 7 Feb. 2019 Born in Northridge, Calif., Kyle started rapping at 13 and recorded his first mixtape in his grandmother’s living room, under the name K.i. Muna Mire, Billboard, "Kyle Explains Digging Deeper and Overcoming Life Hurdles on Major Label Debut 'Light of Mine'," 18 May 2018 The honor on the Emerging Artists chart comes from the success of his recent solo mixtape Mono, which features collabs with eAeon, HONNE, and Nell. Sarah Grace Hart, Teen Vogue, "RM From BTS Just Achieved His First Solo No. 1 for "Mono" Mixtape," 1 Nov. 2018 His analysis of nostalgia, ULTRA, for example, is buttressed by a segment on the history of the mixtape, which traces the medium’s usage back to the early days of DJ culture and hip-hop’s spread from house parties to living rooms. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Is It Futile to 'Dissect' Frank Ocean's Work?," 17 May 2018 And words on a screen just aren't as romantic as a handwritten set list in the back of a mixtape case. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Cassette Tapes Are Back, Don't You Dare Call Them Obsolete," 12 Nov. 2018 Younger hip-hop artists, already accustomed to providing sites like SoundCloud with a constant stream of mixtapes and features, have adjusted to its demands more quickly than artists from other genres, and have thrived accordingly. Allison Stewart, chicagotribune.com, "What genres have benefited the most from the streaming era of music?," 4 Apr. 2018 When Lewis was writing in 2010, Nicki had recently released her first album, Pink Friday, after three mixtapes. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and the sexist female rapper paradigm behind their feud, explained," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of mixtape

1991, in the meaning defined above

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