We chopped it up with the legendary DJ Mars to discuss his new upcoming book, The Art Behind the Tape. During our conversation, the turntable expert turned author discussed the inspiration behind creating the coffee table influenced compilation, interviewing over 90 DJs, his favorite anecdotes, and much more. In addition, Mars listed his personal favorite mixtape covers, his favorite mixtape art designers, favorite places to tour, and architecture. Hope you enjoy our interview, and don’t forget to purchase The Art Behind the Tape here. Stay tuned for part 2 of our feature that includes the OG’s take on his favorite sneakers and rappers at the moment.
In our exclusive interview DJ Mars discusses his new book, the evolution of mixtape cover art, mixtape culture as a whole and more.