GQ: Describe your musical journey to date?
Rouge: It’s an evolution. I’m learning about myself and my sound every day. It’s a beautiful journey.
GQ: From your debut album The New Era Sessions to where you are today, would you say there’s been a shift in your music? If so, what would you attribute it to?
R: You’ll hear the maturity in my sound. The hunger’s still there but there’s a better sense of who I am in this music. I’m doing a lot of singing, too.
GQ: Where did the name Rouge come from?
R: I needed a name that represents me. The colour red symbolises love, passion and danger. It grabs your attention quickly. It’s everything I’m about.
GQ: How would you describe the female hip-hop scene in SA?
R: It’s booming at the moment. Everyone wants to be part of it.
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