So mixtapes are truly one of the greatest things in the music industry.  It really allows fans  to get their fix of music for free, and really gives the fans something.  We are going to countdown the best of the best that came out in 08', and while it is somewhat late to still be covering 08', we are going to do it anyway.  Let us know if your favorite mixtape didn't make the top ten, and why it should be there.

  1. Sky High: The Kanye Remix Project, Kanye West - This mixtape featured the type of work Kanye West fans were craving for.  While he did a sort of pop piece on 808's, and decided to sing instead of rap, this free mixtape really gives the fans what they wanted in 08'.
  2. Crash Landed, Charles Hamilton - This young up and coming rapper really showed the world what he can do on this mixtape, and for anyone who does not know Charles should really go ahead and give his mixtape a listen, I promise the up and coming rapper won't disappoint.
  3. Plain Pat & Emile Presents a KiD Named CuDi, KiD CuDi - Wow, it really is a tie for number two and three.  It is hard to say that Charles' mixtape was better than CuDi's and each really brought it hard on their own tapes.  These two really have a lot going for themselves in 09' and both their mixtapes are just samples of how good they will be once their albums drop.  Be sure to check out this mixtape, it was straight fire.
  4. Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Present: Viva La Hova, Coldplay - Well Boogie does it again in 08' with his hit mixtape Viva La Hova.  The mashing and melding that goes down on this mixtape is unreal.  The guy has clear cut talent and is for sure good at what he does.  Viva La Hova was one of the better mixtapes of 08' and was for sure a banger.  Has extreme replay value, unlike other mixtapes out there, and is a for sure pick up if you like Coldplay or Jay-Z.
  5. The Drought Is Over 6 (The Reincarnation), Lil' Wayne - Weezy brought it all out in 08'.  He featured a hit album, a solid group of mixtapes that were bangin' and for sure fan favorites.  This was for sure the Year of the Weezy, and fans have much to look forward from him in the future, considering he drops a butt load of mixtapes each year.
  6. Finally Famous - The Mixtape, Big Sean - Another young rapper put out a solid mixtape this year, and it is for sure something for rap fans to be on the lookout for in the future.  Big Sean landed a record deal with G.O.O.D. music, and this mixtape had some very good tracks on it.  Some say he is a Kanye West poser, but I don't see it.  He has some solid collab tracks on there and it is for sure worth a look at if you enjoy a solid mixtape.
  7. Don Cannon and DJ DRAMA Present The GreenHouse Effect Vol. 1, Asher Roth - Well he joins the other young up and coming rappers in the top ten mixtape releases of 08'.  He is for sure going to make a big splash on the rap scene, and while he has drawn comparisons to the likes of Eminem, he definitely has his own style.  He brings a lot to the rap game and is someone to keep an eye out for in 09', his mixtape is straight fire, so be sure to download it off his site.
  8. Pr33 Ringz, T-Pain - Well his album was a work of art, but the mixtape that came before the album release gave many fans hope that the album would turn out great.  This mixtape features some solid tracks that don't appear on the album and if your a T-Pain fan, it is a must have.  Be sure to pick up a copy of this, it is worth your while.
  9. Mixtape About Nothing, Wale' - It is hard to place Wale's mixtape all the way at #9, considering it was unreal.  Really, it was one of the best mixtapes of 08' but there were so may great ones released that this one falls all the way to the nine spot.  He features some solid tracks and will make a huge splash when his freshman album drops.  Be on the lookout for him in 09', I promise you that he will be one of the top new artists in the game.
  10. Mick Boogie Presents: 1988, Adele - The guy has released two top mixtapes and while his Adele mashup only hits #10 on our list, it is for sure something that people should download.  This mixtape features some good beats and with Adele's already amazing vocals, it is for sure one of the better mixtapes of 2008.  If you liked the Coldplay mixtape, I have a feeling you'll enjoy this one too!
Well that's all of the mixtapes in the top ten.  They are all awesome and it was very hard to rank which was better than which.  Be sure to grab the mixtapes and give them a listen, and leave a comment if you liked it.  Also, be sure to be on the lookout for the young up and coming rappers, I know that 09' is going to be a huge year, but don't tell me I didn't tell you so. 

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