When it comes to music journalism, management, hosting shows, and hip hop matters, Wayne Clark, known professionally as Wayno doesn’t disappoint.
Wayno started his musical journey as a teenager, volunteering to help out and interning for top record labels like Roc-A-Fella. He is also a management professional and the CEO of Triangle Offense Management company. Moreover, he became the official co-host of Complex’s Everyday Struggle in May 2018.
He has been bringing us fresh details on hip hop and newest gossip around town but speaks very little of himself. And there are many things that his fans don’t know and would love to know about him. Here, we bring you juiciest details about Wayno.
Wayno’s Biography, Age
Wayne Clark was born on the 28th of December 1982, in Harlem, New York, under the hard-working goat of the zodiac, Capricorn. Wayno fell in love with music as a boy of about five and held on to his first love, eventually forging a successful career therein. His preference lies with rap music and he listened to the likes of DMC and Public Enemy growing up.
After he dropped out of school, he got a job at the turn of the century as a mail assistant in Manhattan, for top record labels in the early 2000s. He worked in the same corporate building that housed labels like Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella Records, Murder Inc., Bloodline, and Bob Marley‘s family label, Tuff Gong among others. That same period, he also volunteered to help out in Jay-Z‘s fan club, Fan Fam after work. That gave him the kickstart he needed to launch a successful career in the industry. Though he didn’t get to work directly with these labels or arts then, being an intern, he was able to glean a lot that prepared him for future success.
After he was fired from his mail job, he got an internship at Roc-A-Fella. Gradually, Wayno worked his way up the ladder to be an A&R rep before taking a hiatus from the music scene. Eventually, when he made a comeback, there was seemingly no space for him. At that point, he decided to set up his own management company out of necessity, and Triangle Offense Management was born.
Wayno’s Triangle Offense Management has managed the career of artists like Buda from the duo Buda-N-Grandz and most notably rapper, Dave East. Through his company, he finds fulfillment in helping others set up and live their dreams. However, he did not just want to be dream locked in music. Wayno seeks to try out his hands in films, to get others to enjoy films and television shows as much as he did growing up, probably in the steps of his favorite actor and director, Spike Lee. In the nearest future, he hopes to learn films and create storylines.
He also enjoys writing and has worked on children’s books, biographies and coffee table books. Moreover, he is a fashion designer and has a clothing line named Cool Mentality. Wayno is also an inspirational speaker. He is the vice president of Asylum Records. He co-hosts Complex News’ daily YouTube hip-hop news show Everyday Struggle alongside DJ Akademiks and Nadeska Alexis.
His Net Worth
Wayno has a loyal fan base and it’s no surprise being that he knows his games and plays it well. Since his days as a mail assistant, the music journalist cum manager, Wayno has successfully crossed over to various ventures that held his interest. In turn, he is earning from his many endeavors and building up enviable net worth. His net worth is estimated at roughly $1.1 million.
How Tall Is Wayno?
Wayno is a good looking man with a lot of other aesthetic characteristics. He has a slim build and chiseled facial structure that he could easily pass for a model. Unfortunately, his height and other body measurements have not been stated.
All You Need To Know About Wayno
1. Wayno replaced Troi “Star” Torain, the host who took over from Joe Budden on Everyday Struggle. The daily YouTube hip hop news show, Everyday Struggle returned on May 21, 2018.
2. Besides his fame in the music industry, Wayno is also building a dynasty on social media. He has over 83k followers on Instagram and more than 44k dedicated followers on Twitter.
3. His mom’s side of the family is Jewish and he grew up following the religion. However, he converted to Islam during his time at Roc-A-Fella Records.
4. Wayno is a father. However, there are not many known details about this aspect of his life.