Sonically unique, NYC based R&B singer Nesta stops by to tell VIPER about his favourite mixtape of all time..

What’s your favourite mixtape ever?

It’s hard for me to say what’s my favorite mixtape “ever”. One of my favorites is Beach House 2 by Ty Dolla $ign (2013).

Why is it so significant to you?

The transitions from song to song were orchestrated very well. I’m someone that loves fire melodies, chord progressions and harmonies and that tape is full of it. 

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

That was the first time I heard about Kevin Gates, Iamsu and Nate Howard. Me, being a producer before I started experimenting with my voice in 2012, it was also dope knowing that Ty Dolla $ign produced on there too.

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

I was living at my Grandma’s house in Far Rockaway, because I had just moved from West Orlando, FL back to NY when my Pops got sick.

Did it come into your life at a significant time?

Yes, that was around the time I decided I wanted to work towards becoming an artist, so I was definitely hungry to learn and inspired.

How did the mixtape cover make you feel?

Like I knew DJ Drama and Gangsta Grillz wouldn’t waste my time. 

Describe the mixtape in three words?

Single, Playa, tek ya gal. 

What song is your personal favourite?

“Get it How I Live” – Ty snapped.

If you could put a price on this mixtape, how much would you pay?

Imma just say a whole leap.

Did you have a physical copy?

I did not have the physical tape. If I did it would be skipping up by now.

No? Which is your favourite that you have a physical copy of? 

To be real, I have no physical CDs. I just started collected old school records. I need my BeeGees.


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