They Reminisce, They Reminisce

Over at, which Jay Smooth has relaunched as a group blog, Brandon Soderberg offers When They Reminisce Over Mixtapes. The same industry that makes millions from “Now That’s What I Call Cherry-Picking Hit Singles! Vol 42” tries to throw black artists in jail for making mixtapes that were commissioned by the labels themselves. And an artform dies in the crossfire.

See also: Holding a Gun to Dick Clark’s Head.