Jared Ball

Dr. Jared A. Ball (@IMIXWHATILIKE) is an associate professor of Multiplatform Production at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and can be found online at IMIXWHATILIKE.ORG. He is a multimedia radio and television host, producer and journalist. Ball is also a founder of “mixtape radio” and “mixtape journalism” about which he wrote I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto (AK Press, 2011) and is co-editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X (Black Classic Press, 2012). 

Selected Publications:
  1. Ball, J. A. (2020). The myth and propaganda of black buying power. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Ball, J. A. (2011). I mix what I like! In defense and appreciation of the rap music mixtape as “national” and “dissident” communication. International Journal of Communication, 5, 278–297.