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Miami's My Mixtapez App: "We're Proud of Doing What People Said We Couldn't"

Miami native Danny Dueñas is the co-creator of My Mixtapez, the number-one hip-hop mixtape app for Android, iPhone, and Windows operating systems.

With his brothers Juan and Ricky, Danny launched the mobile service in 2011, giving fans a resource for discovering, downloading, streaming, sharing, and favoriting the freshest, dopest beats on the street.

"I wanted the most recent mixtape that had just dropped," he says, recalling the moment when the idea for My Mixtapez came to him. "But I couldn't get my hands on it because you needed a computer or desktop."

So he thought: Why not just create an app that directly downloads the hottest new releases to your phone or tablet?

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.