With 2011 coming to the end, it’s time for MTV Mixtape Daily’s Year End Awards, and in this clip they name their top mixtapes of 2011.
“Album delays are an inevitable part of the new music cycle, but hip-hop fans have come to depend on mixtapes to provide them with updated tracks until their favorite artists can drop label-backed projects. In recent years, the free online releases — some of which are even made to sound like albums — increasingly help to raise an MC’s stock. 2011 brought on high-profile tapes from veterans like Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, while newcomers like Future and A$AP Rocky used their tapes to establish their fanbases. While hundreds of tapes were released this year, Mixtape Daily breaks down the 10 Best of 2011 in no particular order. “
2 Chainz – Codeine Cowboy
A$AP Rocky – LiveLoveA$AP
Big K.R.I.T. – Returnof4Eva
Future – True Story
Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 the Wait
Ludacris – 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time
Meek Mill – Dreamchasers
Pusha T – Fear of God
Wale – The Eleven One Eleven Theory
Young Jeezy – The Real Is Back
You can head over to MTV’s site to read their write-up on each tape here.
Let us know if you agree with MTV’s list, and name your Top 10 mixtapes of 2011 in the comments.