20 Mixtapes/Projects That We Need on Vinyl

2015 marked the 10th straight year vinyl sales have grown. In the U.S. alone vinyl sales increased 30% last year. The popular hobby of collecting music has created a cult-following culture and appreciation for the millennials of today.

Particularly in hip hop, a previous article comparing the revenue of vinyl sales and streaming services sales, I raise the question: Should Artists consider having their mixtapes on wax? According to Forbes, the highest selling vinyl of 2015 was Adele’s 25, raking in 116,000 records sold. Don’t you think a Drake or Kanye West mixtape would sell more if not on streaming sites or places like DatPiff? While that’s up for you to decide, I give you 20 mixtapes/projects (The Life of Pablo in particular) that should be on wax. (In no specific order)



 1. Kid Cudi – A Kid Named Cudi

A Kid Named Cudi

2. Curren$y – New Jet City

 New Jet City

3.  Kanye West – The Life of Pablo


4. J. Cole – The Warm Up 

The Warm UP

5. Goldlink – The God Complex

The God Complex

6. Wale – More About Nothing

More About Nothing

7. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – How Fly

How Fly

8. Future – 56 Nights

56 Nights

9. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions

Habits & Contridictions

10. Mac Miller – Faces

Faces Mac Miller

11. Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone


12. Pac Div – Mania

pac div mania

13. Kendrick Lamar – Overly Dedicated

Overly Dedicated

14. Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice 

Taylor Allderdice

15. Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo

Cilvia Demo

16. Wale – Back to the Feature 

Wale Back to the Feature

17. Drake – So Far Gone (Full Mixtape Version)

So Far Gone

18. J. Cole – Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

19. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Live in Concert

Live in Concert

20. Casey Veggies – Life Changes 

Casey Veggies Life Changes

*Notable Mixtapes already on vinyl (limited releases)

Wiz Khalifa – Kush & Orange Juice

A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP

Big K.R.I.T. – KRIT Wuz Here

Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap

Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album

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