Belgian singer and producer MEYY stops by to tell VIPER all about her favourite mixtape of all time…
What’s your favourite mixtape ever?
‘B4DA$$’ – Joey Bada$$
Why is it so significant to you?
It was the first non-Pop album that really got to me and still today, I think the whole aesthetic of the album is just so cool. It’s so tastefully curated but also tough and bad. It has these harsh, high-end industrial sounds but also smooth and sexy vibes all at the same time. Also, to just say it bluntly: the album is a total fucking vibe.
Were there any artists or producers that you discovered through this tape?
Capital Steez – 🦋 Rest In Power 🦋 . I discovered him through this album, Joey Bada$$ – ‘1999’.
Where exactly were you when you heard the mixtape for the first time?
In the cafeteria at my high school, a friend of mine showed it to me and we listened to it secretly [laughs].
Did it come into your life at a significant time?
Looking back on it, I think it did. I was 14 when it dropped and I think maybe that was the age when I really got “into music.” I obviously was into music ever since I was born but I think that at that age, I started to “dig for” and listen to the non-commercial-radio artists. As a kid, the only artists I knew were the big Pop stars you hear on the radio. There weren’t really any resources to discover non-commercial artists before that, or maybe I just wasn’t old or cool enough to have access to them. So since that moment, there was a whole musical realm I discovered and that influenced the music I made in my “baby years.”
How did the mixtape cover make you feel?
To be real, I thought the cover was a bit ugly … #nodisrespect
Describe the mixtape in three words?
hot, tasteful, badass
What song is your personal favourite?
If you could put a price on this mixtape, how much would you pay?
Did you have a physical copy?
No? Which is your favourite that you have a physical copy of?
I never had any physical copies of anything #millenial
Photos by Michael Smits
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