ATLANTA, GA – November 17, 2014 – After completing a successful KickStarter campaign, DJ Mars, founder of Atlanta’s first DJ Collective, The World Famous SuperFriends, is proud to deliver “The Art Behind The Tape,” the first book dedicated to the history of mixtape culture. The coffee table book, due out August 2014, is a compilation of classic mixtape artwork and interviews compiled by Mars and his team of writers Radio One executive Bril Ndaiye and journalists Maurice Garland and TaiSaint-Louis.
The interviews culled for “The Art Behind The Tape” read like a veritable who’s who in Hip-Hop history, with insight by mixtape pioneers including DJ Kid Capri, DJ Clue, Kool DJ Red Alert, and Brucie B; game changers like DJ Drama, Don Cannon and Miami Kaos; and those who have documented and cultivated the game over the years including journalists Reggie Osse (The Combat Jack Show), Jayson Rodriguez (MTV/XXL) and executives Portia Kirkland (DTP) and Orlando McGhee (BME/Warner Bros.). The book takes you on and inside ride with some of the greats who have shaped the genre. With interviews from everyone from Dj Hollywood,Kid Capri,Dj Clue,Red Alert,to graphic designers Miami Kaos,Mfdesigns,Proph Bundy,this book is like no other.