If you’re a student of the various eras of the New York City mixtape culture, you are no doubt familiar with DJ Green Lantern’s repertoire. During a period when mixtape DJs were being judged solely on how many exclusives they could cram onto their latest tape, Green carried the torch for the true mix masters by implementing time tested techniques such as blends and custom remixes of hot street songs. He put that extra time and energy into his tapes and it showed. When you picked up a Green Lantern tape, you knew you were going to hear something you wouldn’t be hearing anywhere else. For our latest installment of Mixtape Memories, we caught up with Green and got the backstory: from his start in Rochester, NY and eventual infiltration the NY industry, to eventually becoming the official tour DJ for one of the biggest MCs the game has ever seen and the decline of the mixtape industry. It’s all here, and this is only part 1!