Here's a compilation of the best mixtapes this past year, no specific order:
-"Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3"
-"The Champ is Here PT. 2: KISS MY ASS
Jadakiss - This was easily better than the album, which is sort of common for "Top 5 Dead or Alive" Jada. Back in '04 he suffered the same fate with the first installment of the DJ Green Lantern mixtape. Definitely waiting on the next 'tape.
-"Back to the Features"
Wale - This is when I jumped on the Wale bandwagon and figured out how #Nicce he was. Definitely a perfect mixtape for '09, where we see Wale collaborating with the everyone in the industry of newcomers and underground artists. Prod. entirely by 9th Wonder, Wale made a statement that he can def. hold his own in any given collabo.
"Boss of All Bosses"
Cam'ron & Vado ("Huuuuh" Vado) I can't front, I was never a Cam fan till I heard this mixtape, and it wasn't because of him. It was because of that dude standing right beside him, Vado. Look out for that dude in 2010.
Lil' Weezy - This mixtape really brought me back to the Lil' Wayne bandwagon and all his classic/old material. He did his thing on this mixtape and made all the haters (including us) bite their tongues.
"The Warm Up"
J. Cole - This kid is in my Top 5 from the newcomers and in my Top 10 overall. He is that DAMN GOOD. Look out for him this year. Mixtape is a certified #CLASSIC.
"So Far Gone"
Drake - "Dropped a mixtape that sh*t sounded like an album..." Enough said