So you wanna fill out your music library.
But you also don’t wanna spend too much many. Well, if you’re waiting on a paycheck or times are just tough in general, your budget might be nothing. Today, I’m writing for y’all, and I’ma tell you how to download some free hip hop music (with an added bonus of staying on the right side of the law.)
Now I’m not gonna tell you how to illegally download rap albums, cause that’s wack to the rapper and makes hip hop in general shitty (see more here). Luckily though, unlike most other genres, mad dope rappers release full projects as free mixtapes all the time. So if you wanna fill up your music collection while spending exactly $0, you can definitely do that shit. The best mixtapes are just straight up albums, because nowadays a lot of rappers release free shit because they know people will just download it illegally anyways. So now you can not only get mad dope projects, but you can try them out without spending a dime.
The number one place to download hip hop for free is Datpiff. Not only do they have the best collection of mixtapes, from the newest hottest shit to some underground joints (not to mention all the remixes), but they also just got a dope site. It’s mad clean and it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, like reviews and number of downloads/plays. They also certify mixtapes as Silver, Gold, etc based on the downloads, so it’s also like billboard at the same time for mixtapes. I’d say almost half of the shit I’ve listened to in the last 3 years has been from Datpiff.
Now a lot of folks know about Datpiff (and you probably already did too), but not as many heads know about the app. I was always disappointed a few years back when you couldn’t download and listen to mixtapes on the app, but the glory days of hip hop have come. Now, even if you don’t have a computer, you can still enjoy all the hip hop you need. If you wanna get started somewhere, try Cyhi the Prince’s new shit, I hear it’s fire. And hey, it’s free, so what do you got to lose? After that, scope Vic Mensa’s INNANETAPE from 2013 and see why Kanye threw him on his new track.
Download it from the app store: DatPiff - Idle Media Inc
Go listen to some free hip hop yo!
Now that I’ve told you about the magic of Datpiff, both on your phone and on your computer, what are you waiting for? Mad dop mixtapes are out there waiting for you to listen to them, and in a few years you could recognize all the new cats from their old mixtapes. Chance the Rapper created more buzz than anyone with Acid Rap in 2013, and Datpiff was right in the middle of it all.