Saturday , May , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

And1 Mixtapes

Founded in 1993, AND 1 makes basketball footwear and apparel for players with serious game.

The origin of the AND 1 Mix Tape collection came in the guise of a lowly videotape given to AND 1 in late 1998 by Ron Naclerio, the coach of New York’s Cardoza High School team who spent his summers coaching AAU kids, including Rafer Alston, whom AND 1 would soon sign the first basketball shoe endorser to get a deal without a contract from the NBA.

The tape was home-video quality–jerky camera moves, poor resolution and nearly indecipherable audio-showing young Alston on the playgrounds and hardwood in and around New York doing, among a host of insane moves, his own signature move from which he earned his nickname “Skip to My Lou”.

The Mix Tapes were about opportunity. The opportunity to bring a style of ball to people who would have no other way of seeing it, and the opportunity to get great ball players the exposure that they would have no other way of getting but richly deserved.

And1 Mixtapes


Original moves are being demonstrated by this young player….. skip to my lou.The music was excellent. The words you could actually understand.The craziest thing in this tape was when skip swung his arm around the ball, and his skipping, and going behind peoples heads. Skip tore it up!


This tape was aite, considering that now And1 had some real cash to spend on production at least that side was better.
The footage was shot from summer 1999 games in NYC but without skip making an appearance in the tape. 
New players such as Future, Shane, Main Event, Headache.


There were some new players in the tape like hotsauce he really showed the crowd some moves.The music was really good. Like songs called Streets and we run new york. The best overall mixtape!!!


This volume saw the first footage form the now infamous And1 mixtape tours! With Hot Sauce and AO now with established reputations, they took over the tour with handles and sick alleyoops to regualrs main event and 1/2 man 1/2 amazing, and new guy form NYC Aircraft. The production budget made it seem like a movie, with the sick intro’s for all the players, the moves were dope and the dunks even sicker thanks to another few guest appearances from 50.


And 1 Mixtape Volume 5 features the most incredible combination of street basketball and the hottest hip-hop music, highlighted by the most exciting basketball players ever seen showing off their skills on basketball courts across the nation.



The And 1 Mixtape, Vol. 6 is heading back to its roots with one of the original playground legends-Alimoe, aka the Black Widow. Check Al doin his thing from way back to the current day with some of the best ballers around the country including the And 1 Mixtape, Vol. 6 and previous mixtapes’ Players.


Aaron "AO" Owens (Mix Tape Player est. Vol. 3) is the host and he takes you on the Volume 7 ride. With bonus content including Escalade on a Yacht, Battles from the Tour, Helicopter in College Slam Dunk Contest and others.



The And 1 Mixtape, Vol. 8 includes great highlights of the newest And1 Mixtape Tour players such as  Spyda, Pharmacist, baby Shaq and pat da Rockm , Silk, Assassin and Bad Santa.


The And 1 Mixtape, Vol. 9 includes great highlights of the newest And1 Mixtape Tour players such as  Air Up There, Silk, Assassin and Bad Santa. Also includes a tour of straight up ball from NYC, Philly, DC, LA, Dirty South and Midwest.