Ten years ago the mixtape was revived with the success of 50 Cent & G-Unit turning a run of mixtapes into one of the greatest rap albums ever made, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. At the same (damn) time, Cam’ron and The Diplomats were also heavy in the streets with their Diplomats series of tapes that culminated in one of the best double rap albums ever made, Diplomatic Immunity. The formula for the Diplomats was one of a leadership role by Cam’ron, with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana playing front court while a slew of other talented artists known as Dipset came in off the bench to deliver street raps and punchlines over epic production. We look back now and see the classic run that Dipset made and it’s incredible how Killa assembled such a great group of rappers with such chemistry and made such an impact in the game. Fast forward to today and we got one of the best mixtapes out right now consisting of the same formula, only this time instead of Cam and the Dips, it’s Maino and the Mafia, and the comparisons are endless and incredible, while the music is still just as fire.