Yo. My names Säge, The 64th Wonder and I’m an MC & Producer currently on the West side of Chicago.
How was life growing up?
Life growing wasn’t too bad. Aside from obvious struggles being black in America, I can say I’ve had a pretty good life up to date.
When did you begin to witness you had creative talents?
Honestly as far as I can remember. I’ve always had a creative outlook on things and it kind of sculpted my life and system of creation.
Where does the name Sage, The 64th Wonder come from?
The name was given to me by my fellow Slumpgang777 cohort’s Sage Nebulous & Sage Hitomi (sagevideōs). My old name used to be Shintendo64 so I combined the two. Also, 9th Wonder is one of my favorite producers so there’s that.
When did you first start getting interested in making music?
I actually figured it out I was interested while working a part time job in 2010. Didn’t think I would take it serious up until late 2011-early 2012. Things started to pick up in the year 2014. Gang and I went to SXSW and had a bittersweet time being there. After we returned home we picked up our pace which in turn created an upsurge in paid shows.
I want to talk about your writing for a second. Where do you draw inspiration for your writing process?
I draw inspiration from the people around me, my family and honestly the anime I watch. Women also play a factor..more or less. Oh also being broker than others kinda annoys me into working/writing hard.
Lets talk about your song 777. That’s your biggest song. When you put it out, did you think it would be your biggest song?
I wouldn’t say it’s my biggest song haha. It’s probably got a lot of plays, but I def didn’t think it’d be a song I’d be talking about today to be honest. My favorite song which I think is my biggest is “Uchiha Seji”.
Talk about Sagewav
Aside from the toonami approach I had no concepts. I’ve been putting together these random mix tapes and it’s starting to show. I have a spotty discography and this project was meant to solidify that I have more work to do. My favorite song would have to be A Stardust Memory. As far as the feedback it was alright. People enjoyed it, but I knew I didn’t deliver.
Recently you just put out God’s Hand. Talk about this project.
A car accident and MF DOOM inspired this project. During this time I went through a series of weird shit. Luckily I made it out ha. My favorite song on this project would have to be Nokia Trap featuring Logan2600!
You produced majority of this project, can we be expecting more of that on your future projects?
Oh but of course. Unless my guy Okugawa is producin some shit too. Other than that it’s hard to find beats that suit me.
Rumor is you’re walking on a new EP for the fall. Can you talk about it?
I am working, but I have no title yet. Updates will surface as time rolls.
When it’s all said and done how would you like to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as the Hokage of my State. Fuck it the world. Also my consistency when it comes to dropping good music.