Five Mixtapes You Might’ve Missed (Volume 1)

In the modern hip-hop industry, releasing free mixtapes is the most popular way to gain publicity. Due to the massive amount of music floating around the Internet, great work often goes unnoticed and underappreciated.


Here are a few mixtapes that might’ve slipped under your radar that are worth checking out.



Long Term 2 by Ab-Soul

 In 2010, Top Dawg Entertainment was still trying to break into the game. Since then, the independent label’s become a household name among Hip-Hop fans. Ab-Soul’s mixtape, Long Term 2, is a shining example of how talented the Top Dawg team really is.

Click here to listen and download Long Term 2



In Between The Lines (Volume 2) by Reks

 Fans of old-school rap music will love this one. Reks stands for ‘Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme’ and he earns his name with this 30-song masterpiece. Hosted by Statik Selektah, In Between The Lines (Volume 2) has the underground sound that brings you back to the golden era of hip-hop.

Click here to listen and download In Between The Lines (Volume 2)



Cognitive Dissonance by Raz Simone

Raz takes you on an emotional journey with Cognitive Dissonance. I had never heard of him before discovering this project and I was instantly a huge fan. Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz, and Kevin Liles made a great choice when they signed Simone to their newly established company, 300 Entertainment.

Click here to listen and download Cognitive Dissonance



Stoic by T-Pain

I’m a die-hard T-Pain fan and it’s because of his mixtapes. My personal favorite mixtape from him is Stoic. Stand-out tracks include “Hole In My Pocket”, “SupperTime”, and “Exclusive”.

Click here to listen and download Stoic



Slumdon Bridge by Yelawolf & Ed Sheeran

 Shady Record’s Yelawolf teamed up with UK singer Ed Sheeran to create a free EP in 2012. Slumdon Bridge only has 4 songs but those songs are awesome. The collaboration of these two artists is fantastic, creating a perfect juxtaposition in each song.

Click here to listen and download Slumdon Bridge


What was your favorite on the list? 


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