CULTED SOUNDS: WAX WAXES LYRICAL ABOUT NEW EP, ‘HUNGER OR GREED’

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CULTED SOUNDS: WAX WAXES LYRICAL ABOUT NEW EP, ‘HUNGER OR GREED’

by Stella Hughes

CULTED SOUNDS: WAX WAXES LYRICAL ABOUT NEW EP, ‘HUNGER OR GREED’

CULTED SOUNDS: WAX WAXES LYRICAL ABOUT NEW EP, ‘HUNGER OR GREED’

by Stella Hughes
5 min

Dropping a debut EP is a momentous moment in any artist’s career – something London artist Wax knows all too well. Add a short film release to the mix, and it’s enough to cause a buzz. With a six-track debut EP entitled Hunger Or Greed dropping just last week, we caught up with the rapper to discuss his creative process and the inspirations behind the short film.

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Hey Wax – talk to us about how it feels to release your debut EP!
I’ve waited a year for this day so it feels like a new chapter in my career. I’m excited for everyone to take it in, it’s a true representation of Wax’s sound.

How long has it been in the making, and what was the biggest challenge?
I’ve been working on it for a year now. The biggest challenge was definitely the short film! We wrote the script back in December, and we were filming the whole of March and April. A lot of sleepless nights and early mornings but I couldn’t be more grateful for a solid team.

Do you have a favourite track on the project?
No favourites. Track 1-6 for me is a whole journey so it’s hard to choose. I definitely have favourite moments and favourite lines but I can’t pick a song. 

What does the phrase ‘hunger or greed’ mean to you – beyond the obvious?
There’s been loads of times where I feel like I’m being tested by the universe. I could be tryna do something for the better, but there’s always consequences. I feel like nothing is free, we all pay for everything in one way or another. 

Knowing that there’s a thin line between being Hungry or Greedy, I ask myself is it just better off being greedy and facing the consequences? 

How does the film fit into things?
The film depicts moments in my life where I wrote certain songs. For example, GREASTYLE in the film recreates the moment I showed my people the song for the first time in the car and we were all gassed. 

Figure It Out in the film recreates a time in my life where I felt I was alone, and my back was up against the wall. I had to learn some lessons but at the same time we’re all just figuring it out in this life and industry. 

The film as a whole gives you an insight of my day-to-day life and what I’m like as a person. I feel the narrator really makes the viewer comfortable and makes the film a lot more light hearted. I’m the type to enjoy life, and enjoy the fruits of my labour, and try to turn any negatives into positives.

 

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How important is the visual side to your work – does it inform the sound or vice versa
Very important. I feel like it’s a lost art. As a fan of music, I love seeing crazy and well thought out visuals so it’s something I wanna produce too. Music nowadays is the whole package, so I want everything to be consistent and to a certain standard.

If you had to describe your sound as a song name, what would that song be?
J Hus – No Denying. There’s just no denying my sound, my flow, my lyrics. There’s no denying Wax.

 

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Lastly, name some tracks you’re loving right now.
Bentayga Dust – Skiifall

Wait Too Long – Buddy ft Blxst

Soft Life Only – Damz D

What Type Time – Woodie Smalls, Isaiah Rashad

The Bird – Anderson .Paak

Take Me Home – Vince Staples

What Do You Mean? – Skepta, J Hus

Time Flies – Drake

Dying Breed – Tay Jordan

Steady – Wizkid

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