The streets are Hip-Hop and we’re Hip-Hop so the streets belong to us. No self respecting MC should be caught dead in those streets without viable (read: free) marketing for their fanbase. In our continuing efforts to give you the last of the 2009 in 2010′s first week, here’s the best of digital goods that circulating throughout the year.
Ranking them would be futile; different levels of base for the fiends. It’s all about who made the most noise combined with the best quality that get the recognition. Break out your hard drives.
“Everyday a star is born...” And J. Cole is just heating up.
Download — The Warm Up
Classic case of multiple personality disorder. And we do mean classic.
Download — B.o.B. Vs. Bobby Ray: The Mixtape (No DJ)
So many clever quips, it should have come with its own rewind button. Check for yourself.
Download — No Ceilings
Boosie & Chris reenact Katrina on wax.
Download — Bad Azz Hurricane Mixtape
With mixtapes like this, who needs albums?
Download — Gone Fishing
Download — Back To The Feature
Boys to men. P-A-C. D-I-V.
Download — Pac Div – Church League Champions Mixtape
Returning to the hood never sounded like such a good idea until now.
Hip-Hop Tetrahydrocannabinol. Plain and simple.
Download — How Fly Mixtape
As far as tribute tapes go, this one earned the crown.
Download — I’m The DJ, He’s The King Mixtape
Download — I Bullshit You Not
Fiddy hit the mixtape circuit after a long hiatus with a point to prove.
Download — Forever King
Possibly the most celebrated mixtape of all-time. Incredible.
Download — So Far Gone (w/”Congratulations”)
Honorable Mention: Nipsey Hussle – Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 3 | Jack Splash – Heir To The Throne | Outasight – Further | Chip The Ripper – The Cleveland Show Mixtape | 10.Deep Presents Donnis – Diary Of An Atlanta Brave | Joell Ortiz – Covers The Classics Mixtape/Road Kill | Señor Kaos – Walk Softly & Carry A Big Brick | Willie The Kid – The Fly Mixtape | Gucci Mane’s Cold War Mixtape Series