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Hip-Hop's Mix-Tape Tradition Meets with the Law

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Hip-Hop's Mix-Tape Tradition Meets with the Law

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Hip-Hop's Mix-Tape Tradition Meets with the Law

Hip-Hop's Mix-Tape Tradition Meets with the Law

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DJ Drama, a hip-hop mixtape artist, was arrested and charged last week with selling unlicensed CD collections and remixes. But many hip-hop artists and record labels cooperate with mixtape artists as a way to get their music to the public. New York Times music writer Kelefa Sanneh talks with Luke Burbank.