Best Mixtape

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky – LiveLoveA$AP

This Harlem-bred newcomer was named after rap music legend and innovator Rakim Allah. His mixtape LiveLoveA$AP debuted to critical acclaim in 2011. 

Joey BadA$$

Joey BadA$$ – 1999

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Bada$$ made moves when he dropped his vintage '90s-inspired 1999 mixtape to add fuel to the fire that burned throughout the streets.

Meek Mill

Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2

This Philadelphia-based rhymester dropped his hit Dreamchasers 2 mixtape, which featured guest appearances by Drake, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar, this year. 

Rick Ross

Rick Ross – Rich Forever

Rozay began the year with this critically acclaimed mixtape which featured club smashers like “King of Diamonds” and “Keys to the Crib.” God rests, but he doesn’t. 

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice

Named for his alma mater, Wiz proved his star status went beyond his hit “Black and Yellow” when he released this hood-certified mixtape.