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Do Remember!: The Golden Era of NYC Hip-Hop Mixtapes

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From the street corners to the corner offices, mixtapes emerged as a transformative force in the late '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry and New York City's hip-hop culture. These compilations not only dictated the hottest rap tracks in clubs, on the radio, and in the streets but also played a pivotal role in determining which artists secured coveted record deals. Moreover, mixtapes served as a showcase for the skills and creativity of DJs, revealing who had the prowess to secure the most exclusive and captivating content.

"Do Remember!" seamlessly melds oral and pictorial histories to delve into the evolution of mixtapes as a vital component of New York City's hip-hop culture. This captivating exploration features a comprehensive collection of rare mixtape cover art, previously unseen images, vintage tracklists, and exclusive interviews with influential figures like Kid Capri, Brucie B, Mister Cee, Ron G, S&S, Doo Wop, Green Lantern, Lord Finesse, Clark Kent, Bobbito, Cipha Sounds, Havoc of Mobb Deep, the late DJ Kay Slay, and more. With a special foreword by Fab 5 Freddy, "Do Remember!" encapsulates an era in New York City that not only inspired subsequent hip-hop generations worldwide but also stands as a testament to the enduring impact of mixtapes on the cultural landscape.

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