5,555 Generative Mixtapes representing hip-hop culture on the Ethereum blockchain.


The Mixtapes is a collection of 5,555 generative NFTs, representing a love of hip-hop, and the culture surrounding it! This project highlights the 4 Elements of hip-hop; the graff writer, the b-boy/girl, the MC, and the DJ, plus the lesser talked about, but equally important, 5th Element, the photographer. Those such as Ernie Paniccioli, Janette Beckman, Danny Hastings, and the late great Chi Modu and Ricky Powell, had the foresight to document the growing movement, and helped to bring it to the rest of the world’s attention. All 5 Elements are essential to the culture that is known as hip-hop, and this collection aims to pay tribute to the greats!

Every trait, with the exception of the backgrounds, are composed of 5 layers, allowing for a multi-layered stencil to be created for a physical copy of your NFT to be produced. There are special editions which get you full or partial access to all utility, including free merch, access at shows, and physical art, among other things to be announced.


Jesse Maloof

Jesse is a piercer and artist from Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington DC. His art is a reflection of the things he is passionate about in life, such as food, music, pop-culture, and social justice. The phrase, “hip-hop saved my life”, has been a constant in his adult life, and as such, he has decided to pursue the new world of web3, and make a project that represents his love for old school, golden era, hip-hop, and the elements surrounding it.

Ain't nothin' to it, gangsta rap made me do it.
- Ice Cube


Phase 1
Sell Out OG Collection

Pretty self-explanatory, let's get this grip sold out so we can get the ball rolling on the next phases! Can't do dope shit without a stack!

Phase 2
Merch Available & Rewards issued

Make branded merch like stickers, t-shirts, fitted hats, totes, hoodies, and whatever else we can come up with, so we can rep wherever we are! The 5, 1/1 Diamond hodlers, will receive their physical art piece of their NFT, each with real diamonds inlaid in the piece! Physical art will be available for all hodlers as well, via random giveaways, or by ordering one. All hodlers will be able to claim a free piece of merch once the token gated site is up and running.

Phase 3
IRL Meetups and party

1/1 hodlers will get guaranteed access to any, and all, IRL events! Some will be exclusive only to them, and depending on the event, extra spaces will be given out via giveaway to the rest of the community! We're talking small shows, big shows, hip-hop museums, auctions, and other events that may present themselves! Some of these events may even include meet and greets with hip-hop pioneers, and other celebrities!

Phase 4
Create 2nd Generation

Work on the 2nd generation drop, which will be discussed further once we get here, but rest assured, all hodlers will be rewarded!


mix·​tape /ˈmikstāp / noun

A compilation of favorite pieces of music, typically by different artists, recorded onto a cassette tape or other medium by an individual.

The various components that make up each NFT is a literal mix of hip-hop elements on a cassette tape. From Biggie’s iconic crown from the King Of New York photoshoot to Flava Flav’s clock from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, to Jam Master Jay’s fedora, you’re bound to find something that resonates with you!

This project is about a love of hip-hop, and the culture surrounding it, and sharing that passion with the world!

All hodlers will get access to free and discounted merch, physical paintings and prints of their respective NFTs, as well as access to various types of events. 5 lucky minters will get a 1/1 NFT that will grant the original minter a physical painting of their NFT, with 9 real diamonds inlaid, and full access to everything that we do!

Mixtapes are a way to attract new fans, something for old fans to talk about on social media, a reason to tour, and a way to show off collaborations with bigger artists. In hip-hop’s earliest days, the music only existed in live form. Performers’ music was spread via tapes of parties and shows. Hip-hop mixtapes first appeared in the mid-1970s in New York City, featuring artists such as Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa. In the mid-1980s, DJs, such as Brucie B, began recording their live music and selling them as mixtapes, which was soon followed by other DJs, like Kid Capri and DJ Doo Wop. Ron G moved the mixtape forward in the early 1990s by blending R&B acapellas with hip-hop beats (known as “blends”). Blend tapes were developed to promote one or more new artists, or as a pre-release by more established artists to promote upcoming “official” albums.

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