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1. A homemade compilation of songs that has been taken from various sources and recorded onto a cassette or CD: I made you a mixtape for your birthday with all your favorite songs.
2. A hip-hop compilation that is released for free directly by the artist and is often more freeform than a studio-produced album.

[mix + tape.]
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Lonzo Ball denies dissing ex-team Lakers in new mix tape song !-- -- Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 30, 2019 - 9:12am MANILA, Philippines Lonzo Ball had a few words to say to the Los Angeles Lakers in his latest mixtape released on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
The singer is involved in a lawsuit with a man named Kevin Michael Brophy Jr., who accuses her of using a photo of his tattoo on her mixtape cover without permission.
Raw released his debut mixtape Country Soda in 2017.
The current album is the rapper's first full solo project since his 2016 mixtape 'The Coloring Book,' which earned him three Grammy awards for the best rap album, best rap performance and best new artist.
It all started in 2014 with his debut mixtape The God Complex, which was followed by his 2015 mixtape And After That, We Didn't Talk, which was supported by tracks like Late Night and Palm Trees.
The next, he's the music label CEO, talking about the release of the second mixtape from Careless Music Manila.
And here he was, inviting me into his world, via Song For Whoever by the Beautiful South and I Wanna Sex You Up by Colour Me Badd on a homemade mixtape.
He'd also just released his third mixtape, the seminal and careerlaunching So Far Gone, which last February was put on streaming sites for the first time to mark the occasion.
Produced by Effn, Yugyeom's single is the latest addition to his song collection that includes 'No Way', 'You Know' and 'The Way You Are', all of which are available to stream on Soundcloud and are under a mixtape titled 'dandelion'.
He moved on to another rap group, The Kolyons, before adopting Kodak Black as his stage name, going solo and releasing his debut mixtape, Project Baby, in December, 2013.
Chicago superstar Chance the Rapper quickly rose to prominence after he self-released his debut mixtape "10 Day" in 2012 and his stunning "Acid Rap" in 2013.
Wangechi first released her mixtape Consume - Chakula ya soul in July the same year.