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

Examples of mixtape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The classical singer’s Blessings (BMG) is new at No. 8, while Birmingham rapper Dutchavelli (real name Stephan Allen) is one place behind with his debut mixtape Dutch From The 5th (Parlophone). Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Kylie Minogue's 'Disco' Dances to Lead on Midweek U.K. Chart," 10 Nov. 2020 Co-signed by Kendrick Lamar and Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sampa won the Australian Music Prize twice – in 2017 for her mixtape Birds And The BEE9, and in 2019 for her debut album The Return. Georg Szalai, Billboard, "BET Amplified Goes Global With Sampa the Great," 2 Sep. 2020 Stone, who grew up in East Cleveland, gets personal on the mixtape’s 13 tracks, with detailed lyrics showcasing the musician’s masterful storytelling skills. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Cleveland’s Kipp Stone shares his story on new mixtape ‘Homme’," 20 Oct. 2020 Blank really did perform a live mixtape as her alter ego RadhaMUS Prime in 2014 at Joe's Pub in New York, which subsequently lead to a web series with a similar narrative to The Forty-Year-Old Version. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Radha Blank on turning her Netflix film The Forty-Year-Old Version into a TV show: 'Hell f---ing no'," 12 Oct. 2020 The music that has defined the new millenium—trap music, indie pop, and E.D.M., in particular—is still woefully underrepresented, and the mixtape format, which shaped the musical output of much of the past two decades, is all but ignored. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, "The Futility of Rolling Stone’s Best-Albums List," 2 Oct. 2020 After Roberts used the song in his 2015 Renzel Remixes mixtape, Jackson sued him for $2 million claiming trademark infringement and that his rights to privacy were violated. Claudia Rosenbaum, Billboard, "50 Cent Loses Rick Ross 'In Da Club' Remix Appeal," 20 Aug. 2020 Meanwhile, Meg has been gearing up for her upcoming album, following the release of the Suga mixtape in March. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' debuts at No. 1 on Hot 100," 17 Aug. 2020 In a nod to the 2012 mixtape, which featured spoken-word features by Common, Jeezy and Snoop Dogg, the new album includes contributions by Stevie Wonder, Dave Chappelle and Erykah Badu, paying tribute to the people and history of Detroit. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Big Sean says 'Detroit 2' is a salute to his city's 'undeniable soul,' with aim to inspire," 11 Mar. 2020

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Mixtape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixtape. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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