In addition to dominating the Billboard charts, Atlanta rappers were responsible for some of the biggest rap mixtapes of 2013. Here at ATLRap, we narrowed down some of the most popular rap mixtapes of the year and ordered them by their release date. Our hope is that this list illustrates the impact Atlanta rappers made on hip-hop in 2013.
Young Scooter – Street Lottery
Mixtape Release: January 1, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 170,762
Street Lottery positioned Young Scooter as one of the Atlanta rappers to watch in 2013. Unfortunately unexpected jail time slowed down Scooter’s momentum in 2013, but we expect big things from the East Atlanta rapper in 2014.
Future – FBG The Movie
Mixtape Release: January 15, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 407,245
In 2013, superstar Atlanta rapper Future released a mixtape showcasing the talents of his crew, Freebandz Gang. While Future and Freebandz’ Movie didn’t have the same impact as some of Future’s 2011 solo mixtapes, the pure number of downloads alone make FBG The Movie one of the biggest mixtapes of the year.
Gucci Mane – Trap God 2
Mixtape Release: Febuary 12, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 432,706
Gucci Mane wasn’t playing around in 2013 when it came to mixtapes. Trap God 2 got Gucci’s year started right, but legal problems plagued the second-half of Guwop’s 2013.
Rocko – Gift Of Gab 2
Mixtape Release: February 15, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 127,694
Fueled by the hit “U.O.E.N.O.”, Rocko’s Gift of Gab 2 was one of the most talked-about Atlanta rap mixtapes of 2013. We hope Rocko wasn’t serious about retiring.
Young Thug – 1017 Thug
Mixtape Release: February 23, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 18,679
Although the number of downloads for Young Thug’s 1017 Thug mixtape makes it one of the least popular on the list, the critical acclaim alone has solidified Thug as an Atlanta rapper to watch in 2014.
Gucci Mane & Young Scooter – Free Bricks II
Mixtape Release: February 28, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 147,178
The last time Gucci Mane released Free Bricks, it featured him with then-rising Atanta rapper Future. For Free Bricks II, Gucci Mane teams up with Young Scooter. DJ Scream and DJ Spinz host.
Rich Homie Quan – Still Goin In Reloaded
Mixtape Release: March 2, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 191,806
One of the best Atlanta rap mixtapes of the year, hands down. 2014 is Rich Homie’s year, baby.
Gucci Mane – Trap Back 2
Mixtape Release: March 15, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 280,782
Gucci Mane teamed up with DJ Holiday to bring fans a sequel to 2012’s Trap Back mixtape.
Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D.
Mixtape Release: May 7, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 214,637
G.D.O.D., also known as Get Dough Or Die, features new music from Atlanta rappers T.I., Young Dro, B.o.B., and Yung Booke, along with the rest of the Hustle Gang.
Migos – YRN
Mixtape Release: June 13, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 167,028
This is the mixtape that introduced the world to Migos hit “Versace”.
Trinidad James – 10pc. Mild
Mixtape Download: August 13, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 152,037
Following the success of “All Gold”, Trinidad James returned with this mixtape.
Rich Homie Quan – I Promise…
Mixtape Release: November 26, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 337,913
Rich Homie Quan and DJ Drama brought us a smash at the end of November. Although it was released just over a month ago, I Promise I Will Never Stop Goin In has more downloads than almost every mixtape on this list.
Mike Will – #MikeWillBeenTrill
Mixtape Release: December 23, 2013
Total DatPiff Downloads: 26,241
Atlanta’s biggest producer teamed up with Future for this mixtape. It’s a collection of some of Mike Will’s most popular tracks of 2013 along with a handful of exclusive songs from Future and others.