Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

Ah, July 1992…it was the month when Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown. It was also the month that Guns ‘N Roses‘ song “November Rain” became the longest-running song to enter the Billboard top 20. And most importantly, these songs were at the tippy-top of the Billboard charts this very week of July 1992… On the …

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Here are my thoughts on Depeche Mode: I. Love. Them. One might say “I Just Can’t Get Enough.” Sorry, I can’t stop myself. (And, after all, “People are People”…ho! Somebody stop me. Please.) If you’re still reading, then know this…I could fill five hundred articles with great deep cuts from Depeche Mode. But let’s start …

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There’s no mistaking the voice of Shawn Mullins. On July 7, 1998, Mullins released his fourth studio album, Soul’s Core, which contained his biggest hit ever, “Lullaby.” That spoken-word/sung tale of a kid growing up amongst the stars (not the gaseous bodies in the sky; the ones living in the Hills next door to Cher and …

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Welcome to Let’s Make Mixtapes! I’m Rudy, and I’ll be your captain as we sail the calm waters of your past and reminisce over an ice cold Zima (those are back btw) and relive days gone by. I’m obsessed with the 80s and 90s (primarily music, though I’ll probably spread my wings to film and …

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