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Pitchfork's 50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium

Pitchfork's 50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium

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50. Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes II

Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes II
August 16, 2011
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

48. Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing

Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
May 30, 2008
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

On The Mixtape About Nothing, Wale emerges fully-formed as a rapper and as a thinker, a lightning-witted, irreverent guy blessed with both an infectious swagger and a sound moral compass.

46. Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre

Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre
February 14, 2014
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

45. Wiz Khalifa - Kush & Orange Juice

Wiz Khalifa - Kush & Orange Juice
April 14, 2010
Critic Score
74
2 reviews
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40. Joey Bada$$ - 1999

Joey Bada$$ - 1999
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

Joey Bada$$, however, is doing his best to further the period's legacy of boom-bap production as an authenticator and advanced-level lyricism as a meal ticket.

36. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man

Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

35. Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
January 28, 2014
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

33. Meek Mill - Dreamchasers

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers
August 11, 2011
Critic Score
76
2 reviews

32. Drake - So Far Gone

Drake - So Far Gone
September 15, 2009
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

31. Migos - Young Rich Niggas

Migos - Young Rich Niggas
June 13, 2013
Critic Score
77
2 reviews

30. Gucci Mane - Writing on the Wall

Gucci Mane - Writing on the Wall
May 15, 2009
Critic Score
60
1 review

29. Future - Monster

Future - Monster
October 28, 2014
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

28. Young Thug - 1017 Thug

Young Thug - 1017 Thug
February 23, 2013
Critic Score
74
1 review

27. Lil B - God's Father

Lil B - God's Father
March 7, 2012
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

25. Kevin Gates - The Luca Brasi Story

Kevin Gates - The Luca Brasi Story
February 2, 2013
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

23. Tyler, the Creator - Bastard

Tyler, the Creator - Bastard
December 25, 2009
Critic Score
72
2 reviews

21. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
March 12, 2012
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

20. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
February 12, 2015
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

On If You’re Reading This, all of this chest beating is delivered over the most darkly hypnotic beats Drake’s graced since So Far Gone.

19. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
June 26, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

It's just a distilled take on everything that made last year's albums such an event, with all the chrome ripped off and upholstery pulled out so it'll run faster, louder, nastier.

18. Chief Keef - Back from the Dead

Chief Keef - Back from the Dead
March 12, 2012
Critic Score
79
1 review

17. Kendrick Lamar - Overly Dedicated

Kendrick Lamar - Overly Dedicated
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
70
1 review

16. Future - 56 Nights

Future - 56 Nights
March 21, 2015
Critic Score
76
2 reviews

15. Rick Ross - Rich Forever

Rick Ross - Rich Forever
January 6, 2012
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

14. The Diplomats - Volume 1

The Diplomats - Volume 1
January 1, 2002

13. Gucci Mane - The Burrprint: The Movie 3-D

Gucci Mane - The Burrprint: The Movie 3-D
October 10, 2009
Critic Score
84
1 review

12. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
85
22 reviews

Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book is one of the strongest rap albums released this year, an uplifting mix of spiritual and grounded that even an atheist can catch the Spirit to.

10. Rich Gang - Tha Tour Part 1

Rich Gang - Tha Tour Part 1
September 29, 2014
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

9. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

If anything LIVELOVEA$AP is a triumph of immaculate taste.

6. Lil Wayne - Dedication 2

Lil Wayne - Dedication 2
May 1, 2006
Critic Score
81
1 review

4. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
15 reviews

Chance’s Acid Rap is a triumph of meditative moments, open-ended quests, and brass flares. The hooks are more jabs than uppercuts. None will probably bang in a club, but most will make sense live, as chanted back by a thousand fans. 

3. Danny Brown - XXX

Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

2. Clipse - We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 2

Clipse - We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 2
December 31, 2005
Critic Score
88
1 review

1. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
January 1, 2007
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9908-the-50-best-rap-mixtapes-of-the-millennium/
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