Two bright red books with bold, black title, "The Nelson George Mixtape, Vol. 1" on the front cover. The two books are stacked on top of each other and run diagonally across the plane.


Nelson George




New York, NY


Nelson George
The Nelson George Mixtape, Vol. 1

“I wanted this book to be as much an object as a collection of writing, a celebration of the tactile, receding world of print with the graphics of old dead magazines, myriad typefaces and the messy transcripts of interviews.”

The Nelson George Mixtape is a limited edition hardcover anthology that gathers together articles by George from 1978–1993. Early articles for Record World and the Village Voice chronicle the birth of hip hop in New York City, leading to features on some of the biggest names in music, including Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Quincy Jones. The publication presents many reproductions of out of print articles, unpublished interviews with Bob Marley and James Jamerson, and early pieces on Whitney Houston and Prince.

Press: Afropunk, Fusicology, UCLA

Collections: MoMA Library, Getty Museum Library

Published by Pacific, Hardcover, 7½ × 9½ inches, 160 pages, Limited edition of 150

Bright red book with bold, black title, "The Nelson George Mixtape, Vol. 1" on the front cover. The book faces head on.
Open book with left blank page. Right page is filled with bold black text.
Open book. Each page has old newspaper clippings on it. The left page has a cutout from the arts and culture section with a picture of the rapper Kurtis Blow in the center, surrounded by text. The right page has a collage of newspaper clippings.
Two pages of an open book. "1978" stretches across both black pages in bold white text.
Open book with left and right pages showing newspaper clippings. The left page shows an article from "Record World". The right page has an yellowed, news clipping about Diana Ross. Her picture is featured prominently in the bottom center.
Two page spread about the artist Mavin Gaye. He sings on a black background to the right, his name is scrawled across the bottom of both pages in red. White article text in sits in the upper left corner.
Open book with two black and white images. The left image features a group of men standing outside of a house. The right image is author and director Nelson George standing next to a snowy, fallen tree.
Open book with blank left page. Yellowed newspaper article about 'Whitney Houston' occupies the right.
Two page, open book. Left page features two portraits in opposite corners, transcript from in interview fills the other two corners. Right page features on portrait of a man leaning on an 80s boombox in the top left corner. The rest of the page is an interview transcript.