Yesterday, I had the first part of my interview with Jared Ball, author of I MiX What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto, published on ocweekly.com where the “Funkinest Journalist” talked about mixtapes, the politics of hip-hop and popular culture. In this second installment, Ball expands further on topics ranging from the ‘musical OPEC’ (three corporations own and distribute 95% of music in the Western world) Lupe Fiasco vs. Bill O’ Reilly, and how you can pick up the official I MiX What I Like! mixtape to compliment your reading of the book. The collection of songs and speeches is bangin’ and fortified with cuts like “Malcolm, Garvey, Huey” by Dead Prez to keep the beat going steadily:
Be sure to read the rest of my interview with Jared Ball about his book I MiX What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto — all author royalties go to support networks working with political prisoners — on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality Blog post. After that, go out, create your own version of emancipatory mixtape radio and shake shit up in your community!