The definition of “mixtape” has changed a lot over the years, especially when it comes to single-artist projects. Mixtapes were once, of course, actual cassettes, documents of DJ mixes, sometimes with exclusives or freestyles thrown in. By the time I started paying attention to them, mixtapes were ways for established rappers to keep their names [...]
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