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

By: 01.06.10  •  38 Comments

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.


J. Cole – The Warm Up

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

Download — The Warm Up


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)


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)


Lil’ Wayne – No Ceilings

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

Download — No Ceilings


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


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


Pac Div – Church League Champions

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

Download — Pac Div – Church League Champions Mixtape


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)


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


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


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

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