Critically acclaimed producer turned Popstar, S-X, recently teamed up with Trippie Redd for their silky new single ‘All Night‘. VIPER sat down with the Wolverhampton talent to discuss his favourite mixtape…
What’s your favourite mixtape ever?
It’s probably Drake ‘So Far Gone’.
Why is it so significant to you?
I mean not only was it the mixtape that took his career off, I think it was the first time I took in a mixtape that sounded original, fresh… and like an album. I think he changed the “mixtape” game.
Were there any artists or producers that you discovered through this tape?
Most definitely Boi-1da, 40 etc, those are his right hand guys with production. I’m a producer first so that will always stick with me.
Where exactly were you when you heard the mixtape for the first time?
I remember I would help out at my sisters beauty shop on Saturdays. I was 16 and remember hearing ‘Successful’ with Trey Songz. It just felt fresh and new.
Did it come into your life at a significant time?
It actually did, I was going through my first break up at 16. So it was the perfect soundtrack, I feel like every Drake project has that feeling. To be that age again!
How did the mixtape cover make you feel?
At home, relaxed and taken away by the sounds I’d never really heard before. That blend of R&B and Hip Hop was so fresh at the time, Drake changed the way music sounds.
If you could put a price on this mixtape, how much would you pay?
It’s priceless to be honest but I’d be happy to pay full album prices as it’s extremely worthy in my opinion. A timeless classic.
Did you have a physical copy?
I actually did buy it as soon as I saw it in HMV, I still buy physical CDs. I love to look through the credits, see the full artwork. It’s a shame a lot of projects don’t come out physically anymore.
S-X’s new single ‘All Night’ ft Trippie Redd is out now.