VIPER sat down with Nigerian-born, Dublin-based emerging prodigy Archy Moor to discuss his favourite mixtape of all time…

What’s your favourite mixtape ever?

Joey Bada$$ – 1999.

Why is it so significant to you?

This was the first piece of music I came across that I enjoyed for me – before that I was kind of just floating around what was popular and what mates would listen too. [I] went on a dive, found this and didn’t look back. 

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

The rest of the Pro Era guys.

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

Not too sure, but think I was back home in Nigeria, probably at my aunt’s house because that’s where the internet was at.

Did it come into your life at a significant time?

Not exactly, [it was] school days; [there was] nothing really interesting gone on during that point. I suppose it was the first point that I began to think for me and not mind if I strayed from the crowd, which is still how I move about today.

How did the mixtape cover make you feel?

[It’s] super calming; it’s legit just mates chilling out, no gimmicks or unnecessary extras. [It] felt real and relatable.

Describe the mixtape in three words?

Classic, Life, Tops.

What song is your personal favourite?

‘Survival Tactics’.

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

[It’s] priceless in my opinion.

Did you have a physical copy?

No, but I’d love to have one.

Which is your favourite that you have a physical copy of?

Super left, but I have a mad Michael Jackson CD collection.

Archy Moor’s debut EP ‘Bonnie Hill’ will be out on February 10th, 2023.

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