Humble The Great is making waves in the UK music scene right now off the back of his debut project, ‘BLOODSHOT’. Combining woozy flows with funk inspired, melody led production has provided a winning formula for the artist, and we sat down with him to discuss his favourite mixtape.
What’s your favourite mixtape ever?
‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ – Kendrick Lamar for sure!
Why is it so significant to you?
It’s the kind of project that gets me inspired to create something every time i listen to it. It’s insane. The jazz influences and vocal performances are so varied and create such a world in every track.
Were there any artists or producers that you discovered through this tape?
Thundercat! Filthy basslines and backing vocals.
Where exactly were you when you heard the mixtape for the first time?
I can’t remember where I was when I first listened to it – but I was in a worse place than I am now.
Did it come into your life at a significant time?
At the influential age of 15 – hearing something like that just makes your brain want to explode with possibility.
How did the mixtape cover make you feel?
So simple yet effective – such an iconic image. Makes me wish I had friends too.
Describe the mixtape in three words?
Inspiring, lucid and HARD!
What song is your personal favourite?
Institutionalised. That switch up is crazy!
If you could put a price on this mixtape, how much would you pay?
I’d pay a million but I can only afford a fiver.
Did you have a physical copy?
I have it on vinyl but I don’t have a vinyl player so I have to just stare at it.
You can stream Humble the Great’s debut project, ‘BLOODSHOT’, here: