Download the 13 Best Mixtapes of 2013

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After listening to dozens of mixtapes throughout the year, we've narrowed our favorites down to 13. Listen/download them below:

Mixtapes are a hip-hop tradition, one of the few cherished traditions in modern popular music that seamlessly transitioned - and flourished! - in the internet age. In recent years we've seen every big name in hip hop launch to stratospheric heights thanks to well-received free mixtapes (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, etc). It's hard to predict which artists will catch on in a huge, commercial way, but we're feeling pretty confident the dude behind our #1 mixtape of 2013 is heading somewhere big, despite his inclination to not play ball.

01 Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap [DL]

02 Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips 2 [DL]

03 Kelela - Cut 4 Me [DL]

04 Arca - &&&&& [DL]

05 Le1f - Tree House [DL]

06 Harry Fraud - Adrift [DL]

07 Kitty - D.A.I.S.Y. Rage [DL]

08 The Underachievers - Indigoism [DL]

09 Flatbush ZOMBiES - Better Off Dead [DL]

10 Jeremiah Jae - Bad Jokes [DL]

11 Migos - Young Rich Niggas [DL]

12 Zebra Katz - DRKLNG [DL]

13 Lil B - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug) [DL]