11 Best Hip Hop Mixtapes Of All Time

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noun: mixtape; plural noun: mixtapes; noun: mix-tape; plural noun: mix-tapes
a compilation of favorite pieces of music, typically by different artists or sometimes by one individual artist, recorded onto a cassette tape or other medium by an individual.

Here at HHMW we love mixtapes — it gives back the uncut raw feel of music recorded with no politics from the labels and sometimes production that would never be cleared because of sample rights but simultaneously live within the underground/mixtape world. Take a look at a few of our favorite mixtapes in no particular order and be on the look out for our second installment on best mixtapes.

Check out our favorite mixtapes in the slideshow below.

J.Cole’s Friday Night Lights


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Friday Night Lights was released November 12, 2010 by the North Carolina raised MC. This mixtape sparked the highlight and just the start of Cole’s music career.

50 Cent’s 50 Cent Is The Future

50 released 50 Cent Is The Future 2002 while also introducing you to his crew G UNIT, comprised mainly of himself, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks.