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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Many in Hussle’s orbit were Rollin’ 60s Crips, from employees to acquaintances who asked him to listen to their mixtapes, though not all were actively gangbanging. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, "Nipsey Hussle died in the Marathon Clothing lot. Will his legacy die there too?," 13 Aug. 2019 It was preceded by several mixtapes that cultivated a big fanbase. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Chance the Rapper reschedules Houston date to 2020," 10 Sep. 2019 That mixtape didn’t even make, not even a million dollars. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cardi B Must Face Lawsuit Over Distinctive Tattoo on Album Cover," 23 Aug. 2019 The success of Travis' mixtapes was followed by his debut album Rodeo. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Travis Scott's Net Worth Is Absolutely Insane," 3 May 2019 It was preceded by several mixtapes that cultivated a big fanbase. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Chance the Rapper set to have a 'Big Day' in Houston," 29 July 2019 Think of this list as my summer mixtape, meant to be played on shuffle from now through the end of Labor Day to keep the Summer Scaries at bay. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appétit, "A Summer Mixtape," 25 July 2019 Lauren was first inspired by Hussle in high school when the rapper was just selling mixtapes. Dorany Pineda, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Across L.A., murals are a testament to Nipsey Hussle’s legacy," 14 July 2019 All three mixtapes are also available on his website in vinyl editions, with some exclusive merchandise sprinkled into the deal. Erin Davis And Brian Ries, CNN, "Chance the Rapper blesses us by releasing mixtapes '10Day' and 'Acid Rap' on all streaming platforms," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of mixtape

1991, in the meaning defined above

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