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2014 in Review: Our Favorite Mixtapes

blame it on Shake January 6, 2015
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Similar to the EPs, there was an abundance of dope releases throughout the year. While compiling this list, I must of personally changed the last four spots over 20 times – with the final two switches in the eleventh hour!

After kicking things off with our favorite EPs of 2014, we’re now setting our focus on mixtapes/street albums. No specific order was used as most choices interchange day to day.

SHAKE’S TOP 10 MIXTAPES

[one_half]Vince Staples - Shyne Coldchain II[/one_half]

[one_half]Curren$y - Drive-In Theatre[/one_half]

[one_half]Mac Miller - Faces[/one_half]

[one_half]Slaughterhouse - House Rules[/one_half]

[one_half]Raury - Indigo Child[/one_half]

[one_half]Pell - Floating While Dreaming[/one_half]

[one_half]Boogie - Thirst 48[/one_half]

[one_half]Mick Jenkins - The Waters[/one_half]

[one_half]QuESt - Searching Sylvan[/one_half]

[one_half]Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo[/one_half]

HONORABLE MENTIONS: *deeeep breath* Alex Wiley’s Village Party, CyHi The Prynce’s Black Hystori Project, Lil Herb’s Welcome to Fazoland, Le$’ Steak & Shrimp, Calez’ Ceito, Allan Kingdom’s Future Memoirs, Lorenzo Asher’s Numismatics, Well$’ MTSYD: Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher, Kevin Gates’ By Any Means, Jon Connor’s #BestInTheWorld (Kanye Edition), Childish Gambino’s STN MTN, Sean C & LV’s Loud Dreams Vol. 1, KXNG Crooked’s Sex, Money & Hip Hop, Luck-One’s KOTNW II: Curse Of The Pharaoh, Boosie Badazz’ Life After Deathrow, Rome Fortune’s Beautiful Pimp II, King Mez’s Long Live The King, Michael Christmas’ Is This Art?, Lucki Eck$’ Body High, Black El’s l_st, Tunji Ige’s The Love Project, Gunplay’s Gunplay, SmCity’s Empire Falls, Buddy’s Idle Time, Young Chris’ Network 3, The Neighborhood’s #000000 & #ffffff, Wale’s Festivus, BJ the Chicago Kid’s The M.A.F.E. Project, Nino Bless’ Illuminati Reject, Waka Flocka’s I Can’t Rap, Dee-1’s Free Lunch & Sallie Mae, 9th Wonder’s JAMLA is the Squad, Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers, Saba’s COMFORTzone, and my guilty pleasure of the year, Rich Gang’s Tha Tour Vol. 1.

MEKA’S TOP 10 MIXTAPES

[one_half]Childish Gambino - STN MTN[/one_half]

[one_half]Chef Byer - Weekend At Cheffie's[/one_half]

[one_half]Vince Staples - Shyne Coldchain II[/one_half]

[one_half]Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo[/one_half]

[one_half]Raury - Indigo Child[/one_half]

[one_half]BJ the Chicago Kid - The MAFE Project[/one_half]

[one_half]Gerald Walker - Yesterday You Said Tomorrow[/one_half]

[one_half]Jimmy Kelso - City Of Gods[/one_half]

[one_half]Aston Matthews - Aston 3:16[/one_half]

[one_half]Migos - No Label II[/one_half]

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 9th Wonder’s JAMLA is the Squad and Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers.

Hate it or love it, that’s up to you and we welcome your opinion in the comment section. Feel free to leave your own respective lists as well and be sure to check back tomorrow for our favorite albums!