10) Fabolous, “Friday Night Freestyles”
Hosted by DJ Clue, Fab is back this time dropping verses over some of hip hop’s greatest beats.
9) Lil’ Wayne, “No Ceilings 2”
A return to roots for the once-hot rapper. Even without a home, Weezy continues to prove he is still relevant in the rap game.
8) Father, “WGGFF”
This ATL-based rapper conjures shades of 80s raunchiness not seen since the days of Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew.
7) Fat Trel, “Georgetown”
Representing the Nation’s Capital, Rickey Rozay’s newest protégé Fat Trel justifies his MMG signing with this banger mixtape which includes guest spots from Wale, Meek Mill and CEO Rozay.
6) T-Pain, “The Iron Way”
This Gangsta Grillz Mixtape is a re-invention of the man we used to call Mr. Auto Tune.
5) Tink, “Winters Diary 3”
One of Timbaland’s newest signees, this singer/rapper drops another solid outing leaving us in anticipation for a dope debut.
4) Wiz Khalifa, “Cabin Fever 3”
With nearly a half-million downloads in its first 24 hours, hip hop’s favorite stoner makes a late bid for mixtape of the year.
3) Rick Ross, “Renzel Remixes 1 & 2”
In preparation for his 8th studio album, “Black Market”, Rick Ross releases a double mixtape that is one part mellow and one part gangsta.
2) Fabolous, “Summertime Shootout”
The veteran MC brings strong wordplay and clever rhymes to this movie-inspired mixtape.
1) Dave East, “Hate Me Now”
From lacing up Jordans to lacing the mic, New York’s Dave East is next up in the battle to bring the city back to its finest.