Aewon Wolf’s Orchestral Hip Hop Revolution
South African rapper Aewon Wolf, also known as Arnold Phillips, has made a triumphant return to the music scene with his latest single, “We See You,” which features The Wolfpack Orchestra & Choir. This release is not just another song; it’s a genre-defining moment that Aewon describes as “Orchestral Hip Hop.”
The Durban-born artist, known for his versatility and ability to bend genres, has taken a bold step by blending elements of Hip Hop, World music, and classical tunes in this new track. The result is a harmonious blend that resonates with the spirit of Heritage Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the diverse cultures of South Africa. The song’s message is clear: it’s about positivity, acceptance, love, and hope.
Aewon’s dedication to his craft and his vision is evident in “We See You.” He collaborated with music professor and lecturer from the University of Pretoria, Tiwonge Nhkwazi, to compose this masterpiece. The song challenges the norms of today’s music industry, which often leans towards easily digestible tracks for streaming platforms. Instead, Aewon aims to bring depth, soul, and sincerity back into music.
Beyond this single, Aewon Wolf’s journey in the music industry is nothing short of remarkable. Over his 15-year career, he has collaborated with top South African artists and brands, performed at major festivals, and even opened for international superstar Justin Bieber. Despite his success, Aewon leads a simple life, living off the grid on a farm on the Dolphin Coast in KZN. He’s a vegan, a micro-farmer, and a surfer who uses his music to spread messages of love and positivity.
Fans of Aewon Wolf will have to wait a bit longer to see him perform live, as he plans to return to the stage in 2024. By then, he hopes that his pioneering genre of Orchestral Hip Hop will have firmly established its place in the music world, challenging the status quo and celebrating the fusion of classical and Hip Hop elements.
In the meantime, “We See You” is available on all major streaming platforms, serving as a testament to Aewon Wolf’s innovative spirit and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of musical expression.