Depression can gradually creep on you without you recognizing it, especially if you have a busy schedule, and this is exactly what Slikour said happened to him when he started feeling tired of the limelight and fame.
In conversation with Riky Rick in a recent interview on SlikourOnLife, the rapper revealed that he unknowingly went through a period of depression: “I knew I wasn’t taking time, I stopped loving things, a lot of people don’t know that, I just feel like: ‘Argh I’m tired’…maybe I needed a break ten years ago, but I was also tired but I never knew, I never knew I was depressed also. I was depressed…now that I know what it was…I never knew in 2010 that I was depressed, 2011 to twelve, I just needed to get away from everything, but I just thought that I’m just tired,”
WIth the rapper having been one of the artists that were at the forefront of leading the hip-hop industry in Mzansi, he said that there was a point where he just wanted to fade out of the industry by just staying silent.
“Because I was vocal, I was almost leading this hip-hop world at the time, I was part of the spokesperson for it, I felt that I couldn’t feed that beat anymore, I felt that if I came out and said anything people would see…it’s like I’ve been putting on this facade…so I felt that maybe I needed to die silently and people need to forget about me and maybe because I needed to survive, let me find something else on the side…”