Wolfgang Tatum – Wolfgang Tatum [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Lowriding on acid

Tell us a few things about your new work.

I wanted this project to be multi-dimensional, and to have something for whatever kind of mood you’re in. You want a catchy, summertime bop? Listen to “No Lie.” You want a smoky trunk-rattler with a West Coast feel? Bump “Ease Up.” You want something reflective and chill? Play “Golden.”

I changed my moniker to Wolfgang Tatum after years under another name because I switched my focus from being the best rapper possible to making the best music possible. In doing so, I wanted this EP to be a sample platter of what I’m capable of and what’s to come.

Which song of the EP is your favorite?

The answer changes almost daily to be honest. If I had to pick one, I’d say Motion. I wrote that track with the intention that anyone from a toddler to a grandma should be able to vibe with it, and I think I accomplished that.

Your music has an old school vibe. Are you into today’s Hip Hop? Or do you prefer to listen to old classics?

I absolutely listen to new music! Some current favorites are Tierra Whack, Vince Staples, Run The Jewels, Remi Wolf, and EARTHGANG.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

I think Hip Hop is beautiful because it can symbolize so many things. It’s been modern folk music for POCs. It’s been swaggerful bravado that grants confidence to listeners. It’s been deep self-reflection and catharsis for the artists. Hip Hop, to me, is freedom – if you have something to say and a passion to say it, you can make your voice heard.

Favorite music related film?

Whiplash comes immediately to mind – I related a bit too much to the main character when I first watched it and J.K. Simmons is incredible, as always.

What would you say is your biggest vice?

It’s a toss up between weed and sex.

Thank you!

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