Mixtapes were most popular in the 1980s before they began dying out to albums in the 1990s and iTunes in 2001.

Some of you when you hear the word mixtape will think of cheesy 80s romance movies where the guy makes the girl a mixtape that represents his undying love.

Others when you hear the word mixtape will think back to your childhood when you  were able to choose your favourite singles and comprise them all onto one totally tubular cassette.

But do you know the real history behind the mixtape? To find out more go read David Chiu’s article on ‘The forgotten precursor to iTunes’. 

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