This Nines classic picked by Country Dons is technically an album, but we’ll let let them off because they’re ‘Family’…

What’s your favourite mixtape ever? 

Nines – ‘Crabs In A Bucket’

Why is it so significant to you?

Before we started rapping as a collective group, Nines was one of the first out of many rappers that we felt like we could relate to in the music game. So with his success and achievements from music, it made it seem possible for us to create a gateway into the game.

Were there any artists or producers that you discovered through this tape?

Not so much producers but Maroc & Chappo (CSB) have come together to make a track! Chappo was featured on this album.

Where exactly were you when you heard the mixtape for the first time?

In the studio when we first ever came together to make music.

Did it come into your life at a significant time?

We would say yes, as this was our first year coming into the music scene.

How did the mixtape cover make you feel?

It didn’t make us feel a certain way however the artwork for the album was one of the coldest we’ve seen and was relatable to the name of the album.

Describe the mixtape in three words?

Powerful, inspiring, fresh.

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?

Yes, brought a physical and also downloaded on DSP.

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