If you're as old as I am, you remember a time when the term "mixtape" referred to actual cassettes. Not so anymore, as today it refers strictly and confusingly to CDs. Interestingly, the Bay Area, or Yay Area as it's known in hip hop circles, is much slower when it comes to putting these things together than the East Coast, which seems to poop out new mixes every week. That's great when they're carrying out hip hop soap operas, as is often the case (just ask 50 Cent), but it also results in lots of mediocre product. In addition, mixtape DJs... More >>>