Mixtapes hold a special place in the hearts of many hip-hop fans.
A mainstay in hip-hop, the mixtape has also been appreciated by R&B, reggae and pop music lovers.
In the past, mixtapes were only available on physical formats like cassette tapes or CDs. Or you had to search through sites likes Dat Piff or Spinrilla. But now, with the rise of streaming services, many of the greatest mixtapes of all time are now just a click away.
Whether you want to revisit a classic tape or check out a project that you missed out on when it first dropped, you can now listen to many of them without much of a hassle. Classic mixtapes from Future, Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Drake and others have been released on popular streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.
Kid Cudi's 2008 debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi–which featured the smash hit "Day 'n' Nite" – and Mac Miller’s 2011 I Love Life, Thank You are the latest major mixtapes to hit streaming services.
Relive some of your favorite mixtape memories or make some new ones by checking out these 17 classic mixtapes that are now on streaming services.