In 2006, he was the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion. In 2011, he was a featured guest on The Ellen DeGeneres show. Watsky’s social media presence made him one of only twenty-three artists titled the “The Next Big Sound,” as a “Big Sound of 2011”, alongside Mac Miller and Skrillex. By 2014, he was on an international tour spanning all of North America, Australia, India and Europe.

          George Watsky, poet turned rapper, has proven himself worthy in the hip-hop community. Born in San Francisco, California, Watsky was described as the Bay Area’s reining teen champion, the winner of nearly a dozen slams. In 2011, George released a jazz-hip-hop record with his band, Invisible Inc, and a self-titled album in 2010, which peaked to #7 on the iTunes hip-hop charts. Watsky has begun work on his third studio album, and on May 21, 2014, he announced that the title of his new album would be “All You Can Do”. From 2009 to present day, he has released four mix tapes and two albums.

     Integrating his poetry in most of his music he has become a versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex to simple and heartfelt. George Watsky has changed the face of the hip-hop and rap scene.

 

 

Written By: Kailen Clark

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