interview — on A Mixtape Manifesto with Jared Ball

Listen to an interview with writer, activist and academic Jared Ball speaking on I Mix What I Like! – A Mixtape Manifesto, a book published by AK Press, addressing the political roots of the hip-hop mixtape. In this discussion Jared explores ways that mixtape culture is a part of emancipatory political struggles and the ways mixtapes can speak to contemporary struggles facing African-Americans and colonized peoples. Also this interview highlights the ways in which mixtape culture is linked to historical African-American traditions of activist radio.

This interview was recorded for broadcast on CKUT fm in Montreal by Stefan Christoff


  1. Between the stuttering, I do believe that you, Dr. Ball, are one of the best communicator of the internal colony theory as intersected with media theory especially as it deals with hip hop/African musical culture, Pan-Africanism, and Black nationalism that we have at this moment. Nobody talks about the things that you do in the way that you do. This was a nice, succinct interview.

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