There's so much to love about rap mixtapes. For one thing, they're free, so you can download them without spending a penny or costing your soul. They're also not tied to commercial sales, so they often showcase rappers and producers messing around with good ideas. The downside, of course, is that there are so many releases coming out all the time that it's a time-sucking black hole if you fall into the trap. With that in mind, we thought we'd highlight ten of our favourite rap mixtapes from the year. Undoubtedly, there were way more than ten worthy of mention, so feel free to point out what we missed in the comments section.
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