Free downloads are the new mixtapes. Almost every day, it seems, there's a new one that either introduces listeners to an emerging artist and/ or offers fresh music (some of which could never be released commercially due to clearance issues). Works for you, works for me, good for the environment; no more wasted plastic, and no more struggling with adhesive to open the case.
The download du jour is J-Billion and P-Funk's The One Take Mix-Tape, available here. It's a sixteen-track masterpiece, also featuring DJ Ant One, courtesy of your friends at 24 Karat Milkcrate. And in case you were wondering about the eminently buzzworthy Mr. Billion, SF's “illest rapper with a day job,” and a proud representative of SF's Hufset crew, peep an interview with him here.