One of the biggest Hip-Hop websites in the world, HipHopDX, names Royce Da 5’9″s Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter EP the mixtape of the year:
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Producers: DJ Premier, Jahlil Beats, DJ Pain 1, Jake One, Araabmuzik, S1, Nottz, Jake One, Streetrunner, Mr. Porter, Antman Wonder, J. Rhodes, Tarik Azzouz
If you’re a Nickel Nine fan, there was undoubtedly some conflict in picking your favorite project between Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter and Layers. Whichever you chose, there was no question that Tabernacle bucked down any doors his sixth studio album walked through this year. It was a project bathed in immense storytelling, endless battle rhymes and seamless lyricism — and those are just the first three tracks.
Many rappers release mixtapes for all the wrong reasons but Royce gave fans nothing short of quality and thus, is bestowed with the distinction of HipHopDX’s 2016 Mixtape of the Year.
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