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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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 Some suggestions: Risky Business, red, mixtape, blueberry—anything that works for you is totally fine. Gigi Engle, SELF, "5 Ways to Ease Your Partner Into Trying Bondage and Kink," 28 Sep. 2018 In November 2012, just two songs into recording her first mixtape, Kelela Mizanekristos rear-ended someone and totaled her car. Shakeil Greeley, GQ, "Kelela Is Thriving in an Unkind World," 29 Mar. 2018 Drake’s catalog numbers five albums, five mixtapes, two compilations, one EP, dozens and dozens of music videos, and hundreds of songs. Jason Parham, WIRED, "With Scorpion, #DrakeSZN Is Back—as Overwrought as Ever," 2 July 2018 Is Fab gearing up for another Summertime Shootout mixtape? Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Fabolous & Ty Dolla $ign Team Up For Summer Banger 'Ooh Yea': Listen," 13 July 2018 But LeBron James ended up choosing the Los Angeles Lakers, a befuddling team of misfit toys with square wheels and bad mixtapes. Chris Gayomali, GQ, "The Upside of the Lakers," 2 July 2018 However, his talent was always either overshadowed by other members of his Rich Gang collective, like Young Thug, or lost in mixtapes that favored quantity over quality. Rachel Yang, Chicago Reader, "Rich Homie Quan shows he’s more than just the “Ooh Ooh Ooh” guy," 21 June 2018 That energy has also translated into healthy streaming success, with her most recent mixtape Pop 2 generating 60 million plays on Spotify alone. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The New Women of Pop Are Choosing Sisterhood Over Competition," 21 June 2018

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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