Review

WNDRSZN’s latest offering, Vinewood Pack, is an enticing and honest piece of work by the up-and-coming rapper

Mofenyi Fortunate Mohutsiwa, known professionally as WNDRSZN, is a rapper that lands himself somewhere in the sweet spot between modern R&B and new-wave trap. He’s now onto his 4th official project since 2017, releasing a 5-track EP titled Vinewood Pack and a it’s sultry, hard-hitting offering by the 29-year old. 

Mofenyi grew up listening to hip-hop religiously, and at the age of 13, discovered a love for writing that still carries through into his music today. He’s slowly breaking his way into the mainstream scene, racking up thousands of streams across all the major platforms, and continues to remain a prolific muso and producer. 

As the title suggests, Vinewood Pack draws its inspiration from the Grand Theft Auto video game series, and opener “Vinewood” could seriously work as the soundtrack to any late night escapade in the GTA world. It’s dark and sultry, followed by “Toxic”: an R&B ballad that’s all up in the feels, especially considering that it’s a song about social media influencers. 

Still there are lighter touches to this nuanced album too. “Dance Wimme” sees Mofenyi team up with R&B crooner, Amobeatz, to deliver a kind of rap song in trance, made for sticky dancefloors, while “Scoliosis” is just as high-octane. 

But if there’s any track that takes the cake, it’s got to be closer “Don’t Feel The Same” – it’s as honest and gritty as WNDRSZN could get, and carries with it high hopes for this whiz kid’s musical future.