After taking a short hiatus, Wane Enterprises CEO & New York emcee Bruse Wane made a comeback with his new single "Empire State". "Empire State" is one of many tracks that will live on his upcoming mixtape, 'TheBatMan Should Have Been On It, Volume One', which is mix of live flows, mixtape cuts, & original tracks from Wane. To promote said single as well as said mixtape, Wane took the time out to chop it up with us about those & more which you can give a read below...
VannDigital: It's been a while since we heard from Bruse Wane...What's new???
Bruse Wane: I've been doing a bit of touring though out the northeast, and just enjoying life. I'm always doing something musically whether it's recording or performing among the fans. What's new is my upcoming mixtape 'TheBatMan Should Of Been On It'. I will be spitting over some classic hip hop instrumentals as-well as dropping a few original songs on that project. I'm excited about it. I think the Hip Hop purists are going to appreciate what I'm bringing to the table.
What motivated you to record "Empire State"???
I had this beat for over a year, and I knew I wanted to do something on it, but what I did not know. I was actually going to hold off doing anything to the beat and use if for my next album. Salute to the producer Dai Dai from the 5th floor. I was also contemplating making it a feature track. I had two people in mind for that. Then I decided "nah I'm going in on this one alone". To me, the beat just sounds so New York, so Boom Bap, So Hip Hop and every other golden era analogy you can think of. The beat was just me so I finally took the time out to lay some bars and put it out there.
What keeps your so inspired to continue in the rap game with all its pitfalls & setbacks???
I don't know if its's the artistry, lunacy or insanity of it all. This game is not for the faint of heart. The press and fans can be fickle and the field is so crowded. It's a constant battle to maintain relevance. I love it though, I'm in love with the pain, but seriously I just get such a kick out of knowing I just dropped a killer 16, or a song that makes the game just go whoa, whether it's openly acknowledged or not. I know what I do, and by now so do they.
Who are some younger rappers you're excited about???
I'm not excited about nobody that mumbles. I need to know what the hell you are saying. Some of the stuff is tolerable when I'm in a strip club and paying the women more attention than the music any damn way, but other than that I'm good. I do come across alot of aspiring rappers throughout the country and it gives me hope for the future of Hip Hop. I like Fam-Illy... he's a young rapper on the come up from out of the Bronx.
What do you see for 2018???
2018 will be special. I will be working with some people from my early years, as-well as working on my next album. Yes this is the part where I tell you how dope my next project is going to be..lol..Nah but my next project will be dope though. I will be working with a few legends in the game. I'm not going to name drop so you guys are just going to have to wait and see. For 2018 I see more success as an all-round company and artist. I will expand my brand and artistry while keeping authentic Hip Hop alive. I will also try and have as much fun as I can between the bullshit and politics. I want to thank you guys for hanging with me for a bit.. Big up VannDigital.