On this SPECIAL EDITION of The Movie Podcast, Daniel and Shahbaz are joined by DIRECTOR OMAR ACOSTA & PRODUCER TONY TOUCH, the creators behind the documentary MIXTAPE on Paramount Plus. MIXTAPE is the story of hip hop refusing to take no for an answer. Before radio play, the internet, and social media, there were mixtapes. DJs were tastemakers, trendsetters and creators of the sound that became the biggest musical genre on the planet. The importance of mixtapes goes well beyond the tapes themselves. Mixtapes were a form of currency and a signifier that someone was “in the know” and had their ear to the streets. The culture was too strong to be stopped, and the artists were too talented to be ignored – so they turned the sub-culture into the mainstream, and made hip hop what it is today. MIXTAPE is currently streaming on @paramountplus