6 Songs, 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Now out of prison and with millions of YouTube views under his belt, Tion Wayne sounds understandably confident on Transition, particularly when it comes to women. Some of his lyrics about “good girls gone bad” may be an acquired taste (“Gone Bad”), but his braggadocio on tracks like “Grind Don’t Stop” is infectious: “The girls love me, I’m popular/I’m a full-time hustler,” he lilts. Accordingly, Transiton has a mellow, easy vibe—dancehall on “I’m On ft. Kojo”, Japanese koto on “Roll With T”—and it’s easy to get swept along.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Now out of prison and with millions of YouTube views under his belt, Tion Wayne sounds understandably confident on Transition, particularly when it comes to women. Some of his lyrics about “good girls gone bad” may be an acquired taste (“Gone Bad”), but his braggadocio on tracks like “Grind Don’t Stop” is infectious: “The girls love me, I’m popular/I’m a full-time hustler,” he lilts. Accordingly, Transiton has a mellow, easy vibe—dancehall on “I’m On ft. Kojo”, Japanese koto on “Roll With T”—and it’s easy to get swept along.

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About Tion Wayne

Tion Wayne first started to make a name for himself in 2010 after dropping a handful of videos for various online streaming channels. The Edmonton, North London-based grime MC quickly started to rise through the ranks of a predominantly D.I.Y. underground scene, and by 2014 delivered his first proper mixtape, Wayne's World. Continuing to push his sound on social media and online video streaming, Wayne had built a loyal following by 2016 and had supported artists such as U.S. rapper Rick Ross and Ghanaian hip-hop artist Sarkodie. His follow-up mixtape, Wayne's World, Vol. 2, was also released that year and saw him joined by the likes of One Acen, Scorcher, and frequent collaborator Afro B. Wayne released the Transition EP in 2017 while also playing a host of live dates across the U.K., including a sold-out show at London's Electric Ballroom.

HOMETOWN
Edmonton, London, England
BORN
1993

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