In this digital age we live in, it’s essential for an artist to gain a strong viral buzz before their mainstream projects drops. The mixtape has become an important marketing tool which does just that. Besides gaining buzz for an established artist, it can also gain some recognition for musicians trying to make a name for themselves. In 2010, hip hop fans were bombarded with a ton of great mixtapes. Some were good, some were not so good. Some were disappointments, and others were breakout hits. In this article I will list the top ten best mixtapes that came out last year.

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