South London musician, filmmaker and creative Kai Kwasi stops by to tell VIPER about his favourite mixtape ever…

What’s your favourite mixtape ever?

‘Endless’ by Frank Ocean

Why is it so significant to you?

For the story behind the Def Jam deal and where I was at when it came out; it was all I could listen to at a point and something i’ve kept going back to since.

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

I think a lot of it was self produced – so probably discovering Frank Ocean as a producer as opposed to a writer and vocalist.

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

I was on the 75 bus on my way to school, and finished listening on my way home.

Did it come into your life at a significant time?

I was just starting college and to really put the time into finding music and sounds the resonated with me. This and ‘Blonde’ were definitely formative projects for me. As unoriginal as that is…

How did the mixtape cover make you feel?

I’m not sure if there was official cover art but it was released as a long-form video and I remember being impressed by the artistry of it.

Describe the mixtape in three words?

Open, Motley and Candid.

What song is your personal favourite?


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

I honestly don’t think I could and I think that’s the point; this one was entirely for the culture.

Did you have a physical copy?

I wish.

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

‘I’m Good’ by Kanye West. It’s definitely a burnt copy but I’m saying it counts…

Photo by Reuben Bastienne-Lewis



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