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“Hail Justo! 2K9? – The Best Mixtapes Of 2009

By / 01.06.10

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.

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J. Cole – The Warm Up

“Everyday a star is born...” And J. Cole is just heating up.

Download — The Warm Up

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DJ Skee & The Smoking Section Present Freddie Gibbs – Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik

His Miseducation set off his schooling, but the mixtape with the long-ass-name officially put Gangsta Gibbs in 1st class.

Download — Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik | (No DJ Version)

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B.o.B. – B.o.B. Vs. Bobby Ray: The Mixtape

Classic case of multiple personality disorder. And we do mean classic.

Download — B.o.B. Vs. Bobby Ray: The Mixtape (No DJ)

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Lil’ Wayne – No Ceilings

So many clever quips, it should have come with its own rewind button. Check for yourself.

Download — No Ceilings

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Lil’ Boosie & Hurricane Chris – Category 7: Bad Azz Hurricane Mixtape

Boosie & Chris reenact Katrina on wax.

Download — Bad Azz Hurricane Mixtape

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The Cool Kids & Don Cannon – Gone Fishing Mixtape

With mixtapes like this, who needs albums?

Download — Gone Fishing

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Wale & 9th Wonder – Back To The Feature

Wale & 9th Wonder packed 1.21 gigawatts of star power on this disc.

Download — Back To The Feature

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Pac Div – Church League Champions

Boys to men. P-A-C. D-I-V.

Download — Pac Div – Church League Champions Mixtape

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The Empire & DJ Skee Present Pill – 4075: The Refill

Returning to the hood never sounded like such a good idea until now.

Download — The Empire & DJ Skee Present Pill – 4075: The Refill (DJ Version) | (No DJ Version)

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Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – How Fly Mixtape

Hip-Hop Tetrahydrocannabinol. Plain and simple.

Download — How Fly Mixtape

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Jazzy Jeff x Michael Jackson x UNDRCRWN – I’m The DJ, He’s The King Mixtape

As far as tribute tapes go, this one earned the crown.

Download — I’m The DJ, He’s The King Mixtape

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Busta Rhymes & DJ Scratch – I Bullshit You Not

Only BS was on the album. This was vintage Bussa Bus.

Download — I Bullshit You Not

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50 Cent – Forever King

Fiddy hit the mixtape circuit after a long hiatus with a point to prove.

Download — Forever King

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Drake – So Far Gone

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


TAGS4075: The Refill50 CENT9th WonderBack To The FeatureBad Azz Hurricane MixtapeBobby RayBullets Ain't Got No Names Vol. 3Busta RhymesChip Tha RipperChurch League ChampionsCOLD WARCurren$yDiary of an Atlanta BraveDJ FolkDJ JAZZY JEFFDJ ScratchDon CannonDonnisDrakeForever King Mixtapefreddie gibbsFurtherGone Fishing Mixtapegucci maneHeir To The Throne Vol. 1How Fly MixtapeHurricane ChrisI Bullshit You Not MixtapeI'm The DJ He's The KingJ. COLEJack SplashJoell OrtizLil BoosieLil Waynemichael jacksonMidwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzikMIXTAPESNIPSEY HUSSLENo Ceilings MixtapeOutasightPac DivPillreviewsRoad Kill MixtapeSeñor KaosSo Far GoneThe Cleveland Show MixtapeThe Cool KidsTHE FLYThe Miseducation Of Freddie GibbsThe Warm UpThe Year That Was...Trappin' Ain't DeadWALEWalk Softly & Carry A Big BrickWillie The KidWiz KhalifaYoung Jeezy

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