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Releases December 31, 2020
Tale of the Tape takes an unabashed look at the role The Mixtape played during the growth of Hip Hop music from the 1970's to now.


Malik K. Buie

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Wiz Khalifa ... Self
Kendrick Lamar ... Self
Big Sean ... Self
J. Cole ... Self
Mobb Deep Mobb Deep ... Self
Maino ... Self
Kid Capri ... Self
DJ Envy DJ Envy ... Self
DJ Clue ... Self
Shaheem Reid Shaheem Reid ... Self
DJ Drama DJ Drama ... Self
Don Cannon Don Cannon ... Self
Brucie B. Brucie B. ... Self
S. Lenny S. Lenny ... Self
Chuck Creekmur Chuck Creekmur ... Self


Many may find it hard to believe, but there was a time when Hip Hop music wasn't flooding our airwaves and Hip Hop Artists weren't certified pop stars. This time, before rappers had enough clout to endorse presidential candidates and newscasters covered stories on the latest "bling," the foundation was laid for the art form through The Mixtape. As most recall, Hip Hop music began to make major commercial headway in the late 80's and early 90's. Long before the days of platinum and gold success, a rapper's worth was in the DJ's placement within his mixture. During the late 70's, before record labels even considered rap music a legitimate art form, Hip Hop's fathers, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, and Africa Bambataa were recording their performances and customizing music mixes for their loyal New York fanbase- not only to make financial ends meet, but to also lay the groundwork for the birth of hip hop as a street based culture. Ultimately, it would be the growing popularity and ... Written by Red Summer PhotoPlays

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