Jay Z's "S. Carter Collection," J. Cole's "The Warm Up" Listed Among "Dopest Free Hip Hop Albums/Mixtapes"

Projects from Drake and Royce Da 5'9 are among Green Label's list of "A Ranking Of The Dopest Free Hip Hop Albums/Mixtapes."

The prevalence of mixtapes and free albums has inspired Green-Label.com to craft “A Ranking Of The Dopest Free Hip Hop Albums/Mixtapes." 

"Formerly recorded by deejays to display their skills or break exclusive songs, these projects are now designed to either build new artists from the ground up or help others maintain a buzz until a label signs off on a retail release,” the story says. "Stars such as Drake and J. Cole got their start this way while Jay Z took this approach just for the sake of competition.”

Among the projects listed is Jay Z’s S. Carter Collection

"After releasing albums for seven consecutive years, Jay Z decided to release a free mixtape celebrating one of his earliest corporate deals,” Green Label’s story says. "In conjunction with his Reebok sneaker, the S. Carter Collection featured new and old rhymes that clearly demonstrated why Jay had already cemented his status as an all-time great.”

To view the entire “A Ranking Of The Dopest Free Hip Hop Albums/Mixtapes” list, visit Green-Label.com.


  • Anonymous

    Dam I remember that Re-Up 2! The bul Sandman was droppin crazy bars on that thang! That was a nice ass mixtape. The Cole and Royce was ridiculous too. I think Fab Soul Tape 3 is the best out of that list, he used original beats..that shit was literally a free "album".

  • Violator

    DX - It's hilarious that Lil Wayne isn't even on that list. He's probably the artist that has had the biggest impact on the Hip Hop mixtape game in the last 10 years. Massive sales difference between Carter 2 and Carter 3 is solely because of his tapes

  • 901DATSME

    Hov is the illest to ever do it hands down

  • Anonymous

    Whoever put that list together should be slapped black and blue. He doesn't have one of those Ghostface Mixtapes on the list.

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  • Anonymous

    S carter house negro corp

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z is da best!

    • Anonymous

      Too stupid fake it till you make it idiots. I'll take the Ghostface JLove Mix tapes. 1,2 and 3 over that BS carter shit.

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