Both Lil Wayne and The Game are well known for releasing free mixtapes to fans via the Internet. Lil Wayne is known for releasing mixtapes that feature freestyles about a variety of topics over popular beats from other artists, while The Game is known for releasing mixtapes that address the various feuds he has with other hip hop artists.
Lil Wayne is recognized as one of the most prolific mixtape rappers of all time, with such classics under his belt as "Da Drought 3" and "Dedication 2." The latter is often recognized as the greatest of DJ Drama's "Gangsta Grillz" series, and it features cameos from other hip hop stars, such as T.I. and Pharrell. It also addresses some serious issues, such as the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe and drug addiction. While the mixtape was sold commercially, it has long been legally available for free at Datpiff.com and other websites.
The Game has also released a variety of mixtapes that were sold by retailers but are also available for free at Datpiff.com and other websites. His most famous mixtape, "You Know What It Is, Vol. 3," is entirely dedicated to his former feud with hip hop click G-Unit. The mixtape's most famous song, "300 Bars N Runnin'," is nearly 15 minutes long, as The Game throws insults over some of the most well-known beats in hip hop history.