April was a bountiful month for mixtapes and new music. On the album front, Kid Cudi put out his Indicud LP, Ghostface teamed up with Adrian Younge for Twelve Reasons to Die, and the legendary R.A. the Rugged Man put out his stellar Legends Never Die LP. The real musical highlights of the month, though, came in free mixtapes from a truly diverse group of artists leading the way for the new underground.

While J. Cole continued to show his gratitude for his diehard fans with the second installment of his Truly Yours mixtape series, emerging Southern icon Big K.R.I.T. finally released his King Remembered In Time tape, and young Chicago standout Chance The Rapper put out an instant classic with his highly-anticipated Acid Rap. The mixtape circuit also saw releases from MMG young'n Rockie Fresh, and a comeback project from sexy songstress Cassie, who reinvented herself and her sound on the new RockaByeBaby.

Check out our breakdown of April's best mixtapes.

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