Yesterday we kicked off the countdown with 50 of the best mixtapes released in 2010, and of course, all you readers were asking us why we were missing this artist or that mixtape. Well, the answer is we had another 49 more to countdown and finally, here they are, the top mixtapes amongst the 100 best released this year. Take a look and debate accordingly.

49. Artist: Nipsey Hussle
Mixtape: The Marathon
The crowning of the New West hearkens back to an earlier era of West Coast hip hop. True sun-out, droptop, riding music.

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48. Artist: Emilio Rojas
Mixtape: Life Without Shame Hosted by DJ Green Lantern
Fierce punchlines and a malleable flow makes Emilio one to watch in ’11. With hot beats and a dope guest selection, LWS is an easy recommendation.

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47. Artist: Trae Tha Truth
Mixtape: Trae Day
Houston’s own, Trae is the best rapper you’re sleeping on. Beyond his indelible flow and commanding voice, Trae’s honesty and emotion bleeds through every bar.

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46. Artist: Meek Mill
Mixtape: Flamerz 3 Hosted by DJ Drama
Machinegun rap from the Philly Grand Hustle employee. Best city anthem in years comes in “Philadelphia Born & Raised” with Black Thought, Young Chris & Freeway.

45. Artist: Dead Prez
Mixtape: Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz Hosted by DJ Drama
DP cleverly flip recent chart records into soundtracks to the struggle. First Gangsta Grillz to shout out Mumia? Probably.

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44. Artist: Chip Tha Ripper
Mixtape: Independence Day Hosted by DJ Steph Floss
Blunted luxurious lifestyle rhymes from the Cleveland slow spitter. “Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Lil B is a spacey mind trip, swag on infinity.

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43. Artist: Mac Miller
Mixtape: K.I.D.S. Hosted By Rostrum Records
Young Pittsburgh rapper kicks game and spits about school days over jazzy throwback beats. Imagine the damage kid will be doing once he’s of drinking age.

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42. Artist: Joell Ortiz & Novel
Mixtape: Defying The Predictable
BK Slaughterhouse representer and LA R&B singer link up for a collaborative tape, and surprise, it actually goes. We need more collabs like this.

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41. Artist: Gucci Mane
Mixtape: Mr. Zone 6 Hosted by DJ Drama
A triumphant return home for Atlanta’s golden boy. Still finding new ways to talk cash, money, hoes – even getting busy with the cheddar. Burr!

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40. Artist: Fred The Godson
Mixtape: Armageddon
Bronx bomber Fred The Godson tries to bring the lyrical apocalypse with his latest mixtape offering.

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39. Artist: Laws
Mixtape: 5:01 Overtime
Laws bends the rules and goes the extra mile on this J.U.S.T.I.C.E League co-signed street album.

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38. Artist: Scarface
Mixtape: Dopeman Music
Two years after announcing his retirement, Scarface drops his first ever mixtape with a little something for the Gs and hustlers.

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37. Artist: Consequence
Mixtape: Movies On Demand
Con pulls out the red carpet for this celebrity filled street album co-starring Kanye West, P. Diddy, Q-Tip, Common, John Legend, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, The LOX, Asher Roth and Maino

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36. Artist: Playboy Tre
Mixtape: The Last Call
Atlanta’s resident inebriated MC lets the rap spirits flow freely on the mixtape celebrity’s most cohesive project to date.

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35. Artist: Raekwon
Mixtape: Cocainism Vol. 2 Hosted by Brinks Boyz
The Chef continues his infatuation with rapping about the white girl in this convincing mixtape tune up for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II.

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34. Artist: B.o.B
Mixtape: May 25th Hosted by DJ Drama & DJ Sense
B.o.B garnered hype for the original release date for his freshman LP (it ended up being pushed up to May 27) with this mixtape of strange and original cuts.

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33. Artist: Cyhi Da Prynce
Mixtape: Prynce of Jacks Hosted by DJ Green Lantern, DJ Infamous & DJ Greg Street
Kanye West’s ATL connect goes jacking for old and new beats and performs royally on his triple headed DJ monster mixtape.

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32. Artist: Jadakiss
Mixtape:The Champ is Here III, hosted by DJ Green Lantern & DJ Drama
Kiss delivers a severe degree of punch (line) power and goes for the belt on this highly anticipated mixtape in its third round.

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31. Artist: Young Chris
Mixtape: The Re-Introduction Hosted by DJ Drama & Don Cannon
Young Chris reacquaints his sick flow to the mixtape world as a solo artist and DJ Drama and Don Cannon unite for the first time in years.

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30. Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Mixtape: Lace Up Hosted by DJ E-V
Cleveland’s Caucasian rap savior tightens up the shoestrings and goes in with rapid-fire flows on the DJ E-V hosted, Lace Up.

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29. Artist: Game
Mixtape: Brake Lights hosted by DJ Skee
Frustrated by the halts and holdups of the R.E.D. Album, Chuck Taylor’s aptly titled, Break Lights satisfies the pallet with a heaping fill of presumable R.E.D. leftovers.

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28. Artist: Diggy Simmons
Mixtape: Airborne Hosted by DJ Spin King
Rev Run’s seed proves that he wasn’t grounded after signing with Atlantic and sufficiently flies over the sophomore jinx on his second mixtape.

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27. Artist: Lil B
Mixtape: Everything Based Hosted by DJ Spinz
The Pack member Lil B turns his movement all the way up, rocking all based everything on this DJ Spinz hosted mixtape.

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26. Artist: Fashawn
Mixtape: Ode To Illmatic Hosted by DJ Green Lantern
Carson, California MC and class of ’10 XXL Freshman alum, Fashawn pays homage to an East coast classic, with Left coast flows.

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25. Artist: L.E.P. Bogus Boys
Mixtape: Don’t Feed Da Killaz Volume 3 Hosted by DJ Drama
Chicago’s South Side duo authors another chapter of grimy Mid-western hood tales with the third episode of their DFDK series.

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24. Artist: Vado
Mixtape: Slime Flu
Cam’ron’s latest partner in rhyme shows symptoms that he may be sick with it on his long awaited mixtape, Slime Flu.

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23. Artist: Odd Future
Mixtape: Odd Future Presents Radical
OF proves that there may be no time better than the present for lewd, misguided youth raps, on their strong arm robbery of beats, mixtape, Radical.

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22. Artist: Rick Ross
Mixtape: Ashes To Ashes
As the follow up street album to the acclaimed Albert Anastasia EP, Ashes To Ashes is another short but sweet incentive from the boss Ricky Ross.

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21. Artist: Dom Kennedy
Mixtape: From The Westside With Love
Budding Los Angeles rapper Dom Kennedy sends California love in a lyrical kite with his most recent mixtape and cements his place as one of California's most promising up-and-coming emcees.

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20. Artist: Young Jeezy
Mixtape: Trap or Die 2 Hosted by Don Cannon
Still waiting on TM103? Jeezy feeds the streets with the sequel to his classic 2005 opus, Trap or Die.

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19. Artist: Donnis
Mixtape: Fashionably Late Hosted by Clinton Sparks, DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar
The 2010 XXL Freshman class member from ATL is right on time with this mixtape featuring fellow BGs, Pill, Yelawolf and GLC.

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18. Artist: Bun B
Mixtape: No Mixtape
Rap royalty, Bun B goes in on this collection of more than 20 exclusive freestyles over some of the previous year’s hottest beats.

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17. Artist: Wale
Mixtape: More About Nothing Mixed by DJ Omega
The District of Columbia’s finest might be on to something with the Seinfeld themed follow up to his 2008 breakthrough mixtape, The Mixtape About Nothing.

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16. Artist: Cam’ron
Mixtape: Boss of all Bosses 2 Hosted by DJ Drama
In Killa’s second Gangsta Grillz installment, he and fellow Harlemite, Vado are out to show who is calling all the shots uptown.

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15. Artist: Royce Da 5’9”
Mixtape: Bar Exam 3: The Most Interesting Man Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid
Nickel-nine rounds out the Bar Exam trilogy with this 29-track offering of board approved bars and hooks.

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14. Artist: B.o.B
Mixtape: No Genre
Bobby Ray’s unclassifiable mixtape features A-list production (who else can get Quincy Jones to produce a mixtape track?) and the barbarian street single, “Beast Mode”.

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13. Artist: Big Sean
Mixtape: Finally Famous Vol. 3: B.I.G. Hosted by Don Cannon
Kanye’s co-sign continues his mixtape success with the third episode of his Finally Famous series.

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12. Artist: Chris Brown & Tyga
Mixtape: Fan of a Fan Hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar
A revived Chris Brown and Young Money newbie Tyga collaborate on this cross breed (rap, R&B) mixtape, which spawned the Grammy nominated single, “Deuces.”

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11. Artist: Tech N9ne
Mixtape: Bad Season Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid & DJ Scream
On the highly anticipated first mixtape in the indie king’s 11-year solo career, Tech slightly tones down on the bizarre bars for an uncharacteristically more polished product.

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10. Artist: Yelawolf
Mixtape: Trunk Muzik Hosted by DJ Burn One
The Gadsen, Alabama rapper got a his buzzworthy year off to a good start with his solid January mixtape. Yelawolf’s liquid delivery and witty wordplay on left no doubt about his skill set.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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9. Artist: T.I.
Mixtape: Fuck A Mixtape Hosted by DJ Drama and DJ MLK
Tip goes the extra mile to prove to listeners that his legal woes and incarceration didn't softened his street pedigree one bit.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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8. Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Mixtape:Overly Dedicated
Lamar added his own unique, lyrically driven approach to the West Coast mix with this past September’s Overly Dedicated.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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7. Artist: Freddie Gibbs
Str8 Killa No Filla

The Gary, Indiana spitta drops bars forged with an unadulterated gangsta rap aesthetic. Gibbs’ mastery of the hip-hop subgenre is what boosts his invigorating mixtape.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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6. Artist: Joe Budden
Mixtape: Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst
The October 2010 project; Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst may be the New Jerz spitter’s most personal project yet.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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5. Artist: J. Cole
Mixtape: Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights came with high expectations, all of which Cole delivered on. The Fayetville, North Carolina rapper not only laced himself with stellar production he supplied supreme lyricism.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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4. Artist: Rick Ross
Mixtape: The Albert Anastasia EP
Rick Ross released more potent street music, in the form of The Albert Anastasia EP, an online mixtape aimed at re-establishing his rap dominance.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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3. Artist: Big K.R.I.T
Mixtape: K.R.I.T Wuz Here
Throughout the 19 tracks the Mississippi rapper/producer proves equally impressive on the boards and mic as his soul-drenched, sample-laden touch builds an infectious soundscape.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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2. Artist: Fabolous
Mixtape: There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service Hosted by DJ Drama
The DJ Drama-helmed project finds the Brooklyn rapper completely embracing his concept—death to all of his opponents—through brash arrogant rhymes and of course his clever punch lines.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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1. Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Mixtape: Kush & Orange Juice
Many people slept on the 2010 XXL Freshman Wiz Khalifa; that was until the funkdafied aroma emitting from his breakout tape Kush & Orange Juice woke quite a few people from their slumber.

For more on this mixtape checkout the March issue of XXL Magazine.

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