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There’s a new wave of local MC’s making noise and amongst them stands B Wise, an African-Australian artist with a different story to tell.
The son of an Aussie born mum and Nigerian dad, B Wise’s family bounced between rural NSW and Sydney’s South-Western suburbs, before finally settling in the latter; where he still calls home today. It was here that his love of music transformed from a side hobby into a full time labour of love.
Fast forward to mid-2015, when B Wise released the infectious ‘Prince Akeem’ produced by Raph Lauren of Jackie Onassis / One Day fame. The buzzing single (and humorous video) received a ton of love from all around the country and was even named one of the AU Review’s “15 Best Australian Singles Of 2015”. He followed this up with ‘Lately’, a slick vibey track, which quickly became a fan favourite and one of the standouts in B Wise’s live show.
The buzzing MC went on to play some of the biggest shows of his young career and firmly cemented himself on the live music circuit - winning a slew of new fans along the way. For the last 8 months, B Wise has performed a game-changing run of dates, which included national support slots for the likes of Tuka (Thundamentals), Yelawolf, Vince Staples and Freddie Gibbs. Festival go-ers would have seen B Wise rocking stages at Listen Out Sydney (Triple J Unearthed Winner), The Plot and Newtown Festival, all the while holding his own and connecting with audiences in a big way.
In 2016, after inking a record deal with Elefant Traks, he released his first EP called 'Semi-Pro', with the introductory and personal first single 'No Questions', Topping off a massive year of touring with the likes of Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs and Schoolboy Q.
B Wise has spent a sold 12 months in the studio writing a very special body of work, starting with the release of his mammoth hometown anthem 'Feel Something', which was his first single officially added to triple j. He turned heads again with the release of the 'Feel Something' video, filmed and directed by the Jáen Collective (who have worked with the likes of Manu Crooks, Didirri, Nicole Millar and more), illustrating his upbringing in Western Sydney and celebrating the community around him.
This February, B Wise is back with his biggest song yet. 'The Key' shines effervescent, with its blaring trumpets and positive vibes. It introduces B Wise yet again as a wildcard in Australian hip hop, and solidify's him as an artist with a strong message. With tours stacking up already and more amazing music on the way, its starting to look like the only way is up for B Wise in 2018.
LISTEN TO HIS NEW SINGLE 'THE KEY'
WATCH HIS VIDEO 'FEEL SOMETHING'.read more
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