We are approaching the end of the #HOTNEW14 roll out and year-end round up. Mixtapes are an essential part of the rap game and the mixtape game is stronger than ever, thanks to the accessibility the internet provides, as well as rappers giving zero fucks when it comes to industry politics, and putting out some of their best work for free. We can't shake our heads at that. Instead we hit the download button. 

This year we had a lot of big mixtapes impact HNHH, however, we've rounded up 20 of the most successful and the most dope for our Hottest Mixtapes of 2014. As per usual with our Hottest lists, it's a mixture of how popular the tapes were as well as the overall quality of the project-- you'll notice some might have not been up there in terms of download numbers, but they nonetheless were pure dopeness so we gave them a shoutout.

What was your favorite mixtape of 2014? Shout it out in the comments. Stay tuned for our Hottest Albums of 2014 dropping tomorrow, and catch up on all the #HOTNEW14 content right here.