This small EP is an instrumental hip-hop mixtape made by my students and myself. It is a school project of sorts, which is why it’s called “The MECHSTape” – MECHS is the abbreviation of Mission Early College High School, the school where I teach. We intended for there to be students rapping on the songs, but nobody was ever satisfied with their lyrics and, in the end, we ran out of time. But we’re happy with the little product that came out in the end. Definitely keep your ears open for works by Ezra Taylor and Damian Carrasco in the future.