- Everything Else
It seemed like there were a ton of mixtapes released this month. Maybe everyone wanted to be sure to put their project out before the onslaught of major albums begins (Kanye, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Wale, etc.). But despite the volume of releases, there wasn’t much that stood out. I still found a handful of solid projects that are worth checking out though, and my top pick features some of the best beats that I’ve heard all year.