Best Mixtape of 2015 – The Boombox Fan Choice Awards
The Boombox Fan Choice Awards are here, which means it’s time to make your vote count. In 2015, some of your favorite rappers and singers made it a point to drop solid mixtapes. A few artists were extra busy and dropped more than two mixtapes in one calendar year. But before you vote in our poll for Best Mixtapes of 2015, read our recap of the candidates below.
Future was a very busy man in 2015. Aside from releasing two No. 1 albums -- DS2 and What a Time to Be Alive -- the Atlanta rhymer dropped two mixtapes, Beast Mode and 56 Nights. Meanwhile, fellow rapper Lil Wayne wanted to apologize to his fans for the delay in releasing Tha Carter V so he delivered a mixtape called Sorry 4 the Wait.
Rich Homie Quan hasn’t released his solo album yet, but he did drop his mixtape with the looong title, If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In, Ask RR, and Young Thug came through with his new mixtape, Slime Season.
Elsewhere, Lil B and Chance the Rapper released one of the most enjoyable mixtapes of 2015. Their collaborative project Free brought something that is sorely needed in hip-hop: fun-filled rhymes and dope beats. Fabolous also released a fantastic mixtape called Friday Night Freestyles. The collection features F-A-B-O spitting rhymes over instrumentals of classic '90s rap songs. Kehlani dropped her breakthrough indie project You Should Be Here, which helped her secured a record deal with Atlantic Records.
Rap newcomer Tink also delivered heat with her mixtape Winter's Diary 3 and Chicago rhymer Katie Got Bandz showed that women can get drill with her mixtape, Zero to 39th. Meanwhile, Migos went Back to the Bando after leaving 300 Entertainment. Veteran rhymers Juicy J and T-Pain released their projects, 100% Juice and The Iron Way, respectively.
Other mixtapes that piqued fans' interests include Big K.R.I.T.'s It’s Better This Way, French Montana and Fetty Wap's Coke Zoo, Boogie's The Reach, 2 Chainz's Trap-A-Velli Tre, Chief Keef's Sorry for the Weight, Problem's Mollywood 3: The Relapse, Towkio's .Wav Theory and Father's Who's Gonna Get F---ed First.
So which project should win Best Mixtape of 2015? Vote for the mixtape you feel should take home The Boombox Fan Choice Award below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Nov. 27 at 10AM ET.