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The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves. 

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Biig Piig





Jess Smyth AKA Biig Piig is a founding member of Nine8 Collective, an ever evolving group of artists and musicians with a DIY ethos, also featuring Lava La Rue and Bone Slim

Press Clippings

 'razor-sharp lyrical observations about the angst and emotions of youth, half-mumbled and half-sung over smoked-out, jazzy hip hop/neo-soul beats.' - Dazed

The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)

The Very Best Of The Stone Roses album


Your favourite place to listen to music

On the bus

A song which reminds you of your childhood

Sunshine - Gabrielle

Your go-to karaoke song

Killing me softly - Roberta Flack

A song which could change the world if everyone heard it

Private Dancer - Tina Turner

A song you'd rather never hear again
That Crazy Frog song

A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore

I think of you - Rodriguez


A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton / Give me the night - George Benson

A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)

I care 4 you - Aaliyah


The soundtrack to your last holiday

The Never Story - J.I.D (EP)

A song which has changed your mind

Boys in the better land - Fontaine’s DC

A song which makes you cry

Another lonely day - Ben Harper

A song which gives you goosebumps

White Noise - Kojaque


A song which makes you feel empowered

Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson


An artist you regret never having seen live

Otis Redding

An artist you hope to see live soon



A gig you’ll never forget

Leonard Cohen / Rodriguez / Van Morrison / Erykah Badu

An album you know by heart

Lord Apex - S.O.I.L

A cover which is better than the original

D’Angelo - Feel like making love (originally by Roberta flack)

A song you first heard on a film soundtrack

Anyone else but you - The Mouldy Peaches (on the movie Juno)

A song you love in a foreign language

Un Veneno - C. Tangana


An instrumental song you love

Cloverland - DJ Screw

A song which gets stuck in your head

One more chance - The Notorious B.I.G

A recent musical discovery

Love The Things You Do - Pip Millet

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