Never in my life did I imagine that MTV could make me laugh more than The Office.
I understand everyone is entitled to their opinion. It’s what allows me to stand up on the soapbox and express my thoughts. But I also realize that whenever I put my thoughts to the keyboard, they are fair game for whoever to scrutinize and pick apart at their discretion. So they can call So Far Gone the best mixtape of the year (& one of the best of all time), I tipped my hat to them and thought “they finally got something right.” It’s still debatable, but not out of the question. Besides, we like to debate around here.
Then they had to put out the rest of the best mixtape list. But they didn’t just pull out the soap box to give their decree, they sat all 300 pounds of their corporate influence in the dunk tank and picked some unassuming 5-year-old from the crowd to throw the ball at the target. We all know what happens next…
“It’s all in the game, yo” © Omar
MTV: The Hottest Mixtapes of 2009
50 Cent: Forever King
50 Cent: War Angel
Lloyd Banks: 4-30-09: Happy Birthday Volume Four
The Clipse: The Road To Till the Casket Drops
Drake: So Far Gone
J.Cole: The Warm Up
Gucci Mane: Cold War series
Gucci Mane: Writing’s on the Wall
Jadakiss: Kiss My Ass: The Champ Is Here, Part 2
R. Kelly: The Demo Tape
Kid Cudi: Dat Kid From Cleveland
Lil Wayne: No Ceilings
Lupe Fiasco: Enemy of the State: A Love Story
Nicki Minaj: Beam Me Up Scotty
Nipsey Hussle: Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series
Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Rock
Triple C’s: White Sand
Tony Yayo: Swine Flu series
Yo Gotti: Cocaine Muzik series
Young Dro: R.I.P.
Just on a casual glance I can say that The Road Till The Casket Drops released in 2008. Seems as if they would have known that, considering it’s an online publication that “dedicates” so much time to mixtapes. I also think it’s safe to assume that had Game & Young Buck still been affiliated with G-Unit that they’d be here on somewhere, even if they had to compile all the Loosies they dropped this year. I can see either Forever King or War Angel being here but not both. I’ll give Banks the benefit of the doubt, but you can’t tell me a series of Yayo mixtapes made the cut. And what’s up with mixtape series being included? Pick one and call it a day.
And where’s Gibbs? I see at least five spots he could replace someone at.
So much more can be said about this list, but I’ll leave it to y’all. I want to save my energy for the next time.