Mixtape City: Population Seven
January 13, 2009 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Current.com's Daily Fix has named their Top 5 Free MixTapes of 2008. At number five is Black Milk's Elec. Number four is Wale's mixtape about Seinfeld (seriously). Number three is The Hood Internet vs. Chicago. Number two is Charles Hamilton's Crash Landed. Number one is a tie between Lil Wayne's The Draught is Over Part Six and some Kanye remixes called Sky High. Bonus mixtape not from the list: Jaydiohead - JayZ and Radiohead... in the same songs... I like 'em all
posted by pwally (12 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Can't say I'm too excited about any of these, but at least now if someone tells me they 'bashed my inbox'. I'll have an idea what they're talking about.
posted by mannequito at 4:18 PM on January 13, 2009

Wale is a clear #1. Total rip off.
In other news, CurrentTV is fantastic, its like Al'Jazeera for hipsters. Call it: Al Gorezeera maybe?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:19 PM on January 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Wale's mixtape about nothing is really good. I'm excited for the weezy...he's got some great album covers.
posted by saul wright at 4:34 PM on January 13, 2009

Jaydeiohead, previous.

Not sure if this mixtape is the source, but Young Jeezy ft. Nas - My President is Black (first heard here) is much too catchy, and fairly ridiculous, lyric-wise.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:37 PM on January 13, 2009

Is there a copy of The Draught is Over Part Six that doesn't have that fucker saying "The Empire!" all over it? Cause that shit drives me insane.
posted by saul wright at 4:54 PM on January 13, 2009

How could that Wale tape be ANYTHING but the number one??
posted by ford and the prefects at 5:09 PM on January 13, 2009

Sky High is pretty amazing, if only for A-Trak's amazing co-opting of The Knife's "Hearbeats" for "Get Em High".
posted by clcapps at 5:25 PM on January 13, 2009

I can just record this off the radio when they play it though, right?
posted by Smedleyman at 9:47 PM on January 13, 2009

I have to agree that the Wale Seinfeld mixtape is damned fine (if only for The Kramer), but three tracks into the Black Milk's ELEC and I'm a fucking believer.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:25 PM on January 13, 2009

I think the Santogold mixtape was pretty fantastic, I shall check these out as well.

Top 5 Mixtapes of the year. Commentary.
posted by asok at 7:42 AM on January 14, 2009

There's something really fun about hearing a familiar song in a new way. Love these. Girl Talk is great too.
posted by Hachijuhachi at 7:43 AM on January 14, 2009

clcapps: Awesome, thanks for the head's up! I didn't know about that.
posted by Ian A.T. at 1:52 PM on January 14, 2009

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