I Mix What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto is now available for free as a PDF. The book was originally published in 2011, had a relatively successful first run and now has had its copyright reverted to me. All author proceeds have ever only been used to support work dedicated to political prisoners and it is still encouraged that such support be given by those downloading this free copy. Please consider contacting and sending support to any of the following or another of your choice:
Since the original publication there have been a few editorial mistakes that have plagued me. For those interested a few are mentioned below. I do, however, think that despite its flaws the book remains ultimately correct and still relevant given the increasing consolidation of media ownership, the dominance of and narrowing effects of social media over politics, analyses and interpretation and similar impact on popular culture. I also remain proud of the initial mixtape radio project the book recounts. And for what its worth, I’ve still not seen much focus on the mixtape or this particular approach to hip-hop, media and African America.
*To the following edits submitted to the publisher let me also add mention of another great critique I received when visiting a class at Howard University (thanks again Dr. Greg Carr). One sister questioned the fact that i did not include WHUR in my analysis of DC’s media environment. She is right on there and that is an inexcusable oversight on my part.
5. On page 121, the Cut Chemist pull quote should be amended to read, “We’re takin’ over radio and wack media… turn off the radio and stick a fuckin’ tape in it!”