Wayne F.O.G Interview and Depression Review

Wayne F.O.G Interview and Depression Review

Wayne F.O.G. Interview and Depression Review


Wayne F.O.G is blending African sounds with hip hop and R&B. The combination of Anita Jaxson and Wayne F.O.G is a perfect union of different styles blending into the perfect track. Interestingly, “Depression” has a trap mixed with an African hand drum feel which really helps to distinguish and separate this song from your typical modern pop song.

Near the end, there are funky guitars and some solos. All of the instrumentals in “Depression” are beautiful and build up to a climatic end. Wayne F.O.G is changing the game by bringing in his own unique flair of individuality and talent.

“Depression” is a track with a lot of heart and soul. Also, it has meaning. We had to reach out to Wayne F.O.G for an interview to get inside his head and learn more about the process behind his art.

Rock the Hip Hop Interview with Wayne F.O.G

Where are you from?

Harare, Zimbabwe

How has your city influenced your sound?

The sound of Africa is hot right now. Harare is a melting pot of influences because people from all over Africa and the world are accepted here. It’s impossible to leave uninspired. That’s why so much of my own music has a fusion of sounds, genres, and languages.

What instruments do you play?

Singing and songwriting are my primary methods of storytelling in music, but I can play guitar too.

What’s your best performance?

The hit ‘Ikoko’ was a game-changer for me and took me to Lagos, Nigeria to collaborate on a Remix. That’s got to be up there. That said, this current collaboration with Anita Jaxson has been huge for me.

What is your worst performance?

Before I joined BLKSMITH Records, my tracks didn’t get the right level of exposure and attention. I would say one of those tracks that were really under-promoted suffered the most.

Tell us about your newest single.

It means a lot to me. Where I come from, life is hard for a lot of us and we fight to survive and our right to thrive every day. The pressure on young people to change the direction my country is going in grows daily, trying to support ourselves, and our families and somehow dream long enough to keep our ambitions alive. This song is my story and it’s my people’s story.

To make it ‘Depression’ uses the aggression of hip hop and the soul of afrobeats to communicate the frustration and sorrow we feel every day. But, looking around the world we live in today, I think everyone can relate to how it feels. If you understand the message, just know I wrote this for you too, and pray for your peace.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I want to make the blueprint for Zimbabwean Music and share it on a global stage. No matter your language, our pain, and our joy are universal and I know my country got so much to offer.

Does your family support your musical journey?

The people I care for are intrinsic to this journey. We cannot be separated.

Who do you want to collaborate with?

Oxlade, Jah Prayzah, Probeatz

Any new projects you are working on that you want to share?

Woii! My label says not to give away my greatest secrets, but my pockets are coming filled for what’s next. Come join me on the journey. I wanna hear from all you reading and watching.

Wayne F.O.G
Wayne F.O.G

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Depression: https://youtu.be/oCLUvK1NFfU
All Music Links: https://fanlink.to/Depression-FOG


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