What’s your favourite mixtape ever?
‘Da Drought 3’ by Lil Wayne.
Why is it so significant to you?
I never heard anyone rhyme the shit he was rhyming at the time. He was on another planet and took wordplay to another level.
Were there any artists or producers that you discovered through this tape?
Nah, but I discovered nobody was fucking with him lol.
Where exactly were you when you heard the mixtape for the first time?
I was in Orlando, Florida. Being from NYC – seeing the South go crazy over it was something I’ll always remember.
Did it come into your life at a significant time?
Going to Full Sail University living off Sallie Mae (student loans) and doing my best to rap as good as Wayne.
How did the mixtape cover make you feel?
I bought a $5 version of the same sunglasses Wayne had and took mad pictures, haha. I have embarrassing pictures on Facebook that I blocked anyone from seeing.
Did you have a physical copy?
Nah, I think I got it on Limewire? Haha.
Which is your favourite that you have a physical copy of?
‘Revenge of the Nerds’ by Lupe Fiasco.
Describe the mixtape in three words?
Innovative. Unrivalled. Groundbreaking
What song is your personal favourite?
On the ‘Da Drought’ it’s a tie between ‘Get High Rule the World’ and ‘Upgrade You’. But my favourite Wayne mixtape record of all time is ‘Cannon’ on ‘Dedication 2’.
If you could put a price on this mixtape, how much would you pay?
Back then I was broke fam, so I don’t know. But now? I’d pay $100 for a physical copy for sure!