Rising South East London rapper J-Racks is lighting up the Drill scene. He tells us all about his favourite mixtape of all time…
What’s your favourite mixtape ever?
I have quite a few but the first one that comes to mind is Giggs – ‘Who Said That’
Why is it so significant to you?
It came out at time where I was a big fan of UK rap but there weren’t a lot of projects as there is now, so a good mixtape would hold more value than it would now.
Were there any artists or producers that you discovered through this tape?
Not who I wasn’t aware of already, nah.
Where exactly were you when you heard the mixtape for the first time?
I was in my room just blazing it loud, I’m sure my neighbours must’ve heard it as much as I did.
Did it come into your life at a significant time?
This was during my childhood so yeah, that part of my childhood will always be associated with that tape.
How did the mixtape cover make you feel?
I remember liking it back then, thinking this is gonna be hard. I can still see it clearly in my head now.
Describe the mixtape in three words?
Hard, old-school, impressive.
What song is your personal favourite?
Probably the intro, it set the levels straight away.
If you could put a price on this mixtape, how much would you pay?
Back then, probably 1p cos I wasn’t trying to spend at all. But now I wouldn’t mind dropping £100 for it to show support.
Did you have a physical copy?
Yeah and I wish I knew where it was.