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Salute the hometown homie, DJ Mars for his new project dedicated to the art of mixtape culture.

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After receiving funding from his  KickStarter campaign, DJ Mars, founder of Atlanta’s first DJ Collective, The World Famous SuperFriends, released “The Art Behind The Tape,” the first book dedicated to the history of mixtape culture. The coffee table book, is a compilation of classic mixtape artwork and interviews compiled by Mars and his team of writers.

The interviews in “The Art Behind The Tape” take you on a trip showing who’s who in Hip-Hop history, with insight from mixtape pioneers like 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.

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