With all of the press and media attention Chicago Hip-Hop received in 2012, many thought the scene would fall off and dry up completely in 2013. All hype, no substance they claimed. The good news, however, is that those claims were unfounded. Chi rap came back stronger and introduced a whole new crop of talented artists in 2013. The artists and mixtapes that graced this list last year, are completely different than the ones you’ll find this year. The scene and artists are growing at an alarming rate, with talent popping up in every corner of the city — so much so that it’s almost impossible to keep up. Well, that’s where we come in; to share our favorite projects of the year thus far.
So today we bring you our annual Top Chicago Mixtapes (So Far) list. Enjoy, share, discuss.
Note: This list does not include compilation mixtapes, label mixtapes, iTunes projects, DJ mixtapes or projects that were pieced together with loosies. These are single artist or group mixtapes only. Click through below for our 2013 favorites.
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