mixtape

noun
mix·tape | \ ˈmiks-ˌtāp \

Definition of mixtape 

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

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That October, the rapper released his first mixtape since the lukewarm pop-rap record Honest, his second studio album—and since the contentious demise of his engagement to R&B singer Ciara. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Cathartic Symphony of Future’s Beast Mode 2," 6 July 2018 The video was just a simple mixtape of him playing basketball, but quickly racked up more than 14 million views on YouTube. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "The Instagram Stars of High-School Basketball," 18 May 2018 Less than three months later, Future released another mixtape and cemented his takeover of 2015’s rap charts. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Cathartic Symphony of Future’s Beast Mode 2," 6 July 2018 After what feels like a decade of waiting, BTS member J-Hope finally dropped his first solo mixtape, Hope World, last week. Devon Abelman, Allure, "BTS Fans Are Going Viral For Recreating J-Hope's "Hope World" Cover With Eye Makeup," 6 Mar. 2018 Ty’s nearly flawless 2016 mixtape, Campaign, featured the likes of Future, Meek Mill, Trey Songz, and Travis Scott. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Ty Dolla $ign Isn’t Just a Feature Artist, He’s a Star," 2 July 2018 Since then, he’s also released a mixtape and an EP. Meagan Fredette, refinery29.com, "Drake’s Cryptic Billboards Hint At A Double Release — But Should He Bother?," 23 June 2018 Bagley touched on the idea of not being selected first on his mixtape. Jason Jones, sacbee, "'Different side of me': Kings rookie Bagley plays to his own beat and raps to it, too," 23 June 2018 Young athletes with more money can buy the fancy high-res cameras and hire top-notch video editors to cut together edits for social media and mixtapes. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "The Instagram Stars of High-School Basketball," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of mixtape

1991, in the meaning defined above

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