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Wi.Sh

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop

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"#OOHLALALA: THE “ILLEST MC FROM EVERYWHERE” WI.SH BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO FUGEES’ “FU GEE LA” CLASSIC + “HALL OF FAME” DOWNLOAD"

Ooh, la la la! It’s the natural high that…WI.SH brings?? Yep! That homage to the classics just might be what sets up and comer WI.SH apart from his peers.

He’s a young emcee but from another time, and you can hear the Old School influence all through “FU-GEE-LA”, with the visual set against the backdrop of WI.SH’s carefree, Cali-bred living.

HALL OF FAME, WI.SH’s free compilation project has an easy listening aggression, molded by the diverse Old School Hip-Hop he grew up on while living here, there, and everywhere across the U.S.

COMING SOON!…the new mixtape release from WI.SH – GET RIGHT OR GET LEFT <- Nuff said. - peacemagazine.com


"Wi.Sh – Hard Work Ft Yancy Deron (Video)"

W!SH, whose collabs include Young Chris, Problem, Pill, “D-Dot” Angelettie aka The Madd Rapper, Greg Porn, & Ground Up, goes on a road trip from San Diego to Pasadena for a collaboration with Yancy Deron of LN|DLiens, who has worked with Skeme, Crooklin, Rocky Rivera and more. Produced by Gian “Sincere” Glover. Video filmed and edited by Jimmy Giambrone. - hiphopsince1987.com


"Wi.Sh – Gin & Juice (Official Video)"

This visual includes rare 1993 footage of Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg as W!SH returns home to San Diego to remix “Gin & Juice” which was produced by Dr. Dre. The video is produced in-house by GtEt Media and shot by Jimmy Giambrone. Jet skis, Cali beaches, and In-N-Out in this Classic Cali shoot. Engineered by Mike Jerz. - hiphopsince1987.com


"WI.SH- CLASSIC TA$TE [MIXTAPE]"

Wi.sh drops his new mixtape to bring a new sound to the streets. Finally following up on his debut original project “Milk & Honey” Wi.sh puts his distinctive twist on 12 Hip Hop Classics. Recorded, Mixed/Mastered by Mike Jerz, Classic Ta$te uniquely chronicles 18 years of Hip Hop progression with audio excerpts of rare interviews by CNN, GangStarr, Big Pun, Mos Def, Jay Z, and many more. - http://iamhiphopmag.com


"MIXTAPE: WI.SH “CLASSIC TASTE”"

Wi.sh has a very classical taste and it is exemplified through his new tape “Classic Taste”. Rhyming over some of the best beats in the 90′s while also capturing audio of the artist as they speak about fame, and having fans. You name it and it was probably included in this tape. Beats aside Wi.sh’ lyrics were hot and on point. Peep this nostalgic tape.” - Street Khemistry (Mar 01, 2014) [ - StreetKhemistry.com


"Using Hip-Hop to Build Community"

With so many different avenues to approach within the culture, Wi.Sh is a versatile artist that seeks to promote a unified front through balancing multiple styles. In creating his music, he reflects his own personal search for balance—in his life, in his heart, and in his mind. He considers himself to be a reader, writer, and poet, one raised by Hip-Hop. The American diaspora—and all of its complications and challenges—is something he loves. He buys into the notion that we can all better ourselves through our music, something he strives for with every recording...

In projecting a persona that has a sleek style while simultaneously discussing traveling, reading and being an intellectual, Wi.Sh says he “hopes to make learning more attractive, not just some boring, passive thing that happens to you by accident.” By being himself, he hopes to make others realize that they can be themselves and not have to succumb to the societal norms enforced unto them. Be Greater Than, but Equal Too. Perhaps he said it best, “I appreciate the recognition, tell ‘em hope, peace and love, that’s the new tradition.” - Seersucker Magazine


"Coast 2 Coast Presents the New “Milk & Honey” Mixtape by Wi.Sh"

Wi.Sh has released his debut original hip-hop mixtape “Milk & Honey." The 16 track project, presentedby Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Promotion, is now available for download. The mixtape is exclusively producedby Mike Jerz and features Wi.Sh with appearances by Ground Up, Young Porn, Problem, Young Chris, The Madd Rapper, Pill, Yancy Deron, Mazon, Modesty Lycan, JC and T.Y. Since Wi.Sh made the decision to focus on music, he has released several projects to date. He is known by fans for making music that is insightful with quick witted lyricism. Along with promoting his music, Wi.Sh also promotes his brand “Greater Than, but Equal too.” - Ashton Lynne, PRWeb.com


"What Inspires Wi.Sh"

Wi.Sh is an emcee from Philadelphia, PA. After growing up in several cities, he played football in high school and graduated from Morehouse College on an academic scholarship. He published a book of poetry called Almost A Poet studied in Ecuador while playing basketball for P.U.C.E. University. He worked at ESPN and was a public school teacher before pursuing a career in music. Check out Wi.Sh’s 2014 mixtape, Classic Ta$Te, recorded by Mike Jerz. - Bryan Scheiner, The Bee Shine


"Wi.Sh – “Milk & Honey”"

Philadelphia, as stated by many, is full of stars, if only given the chance to shine. The spotlight was placed back on the city when Meek Mill and Tone Trump were signed. Several veterans, including Beanie Sigel, Cassidy, and Freeway were able to revive their careers through this emergence. A number of independent artists also managed to rise to the forefront. Trel Mack enjoyed this and now, so has Wi.Sh. A few weeks ago, Wi.Sh released his debut mixtape, Milk & Honey. The mixtape features appearances from Problem, Pill, and Young Chris, among many others. - Hip Hop Vibe


"SONG: ICE COLD – WISH"

Must-listen new track by Philadelphia-based rapper WiSh. Before hearing this song, I was unfamiliar with this rapper, but boy am I glad that I got the chance to hear this track. WiSh delivers nasty lyricism and flow on three consecutive verses, while Ground Up rapper Molotov spits the chorus. The head-nodding beat is produced by Bij Lincs, part of the trio that is the aforementioned Ground Up.

WiSh is quite the story. Not only has he lived in all time zones in the United States, he graduated from Morehouse College in 2009 on a full academic scholarship. During his time at the school, WiSh (Winston Shaw) published a book of poetry titled Almost a Poet (See the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Poet-T-Winston-Shaw/dp/0978954114). Shaw spent time working in marketing for ESPN, and subsequently decided to pursue a career in music. Great choice. This dude can really rap, and judging by his features on his upcoming mixtape Milk & Honey (Young Chris, 2010 XXL Freshman PILL), he may be in store to gain a large following.

I love seeing artists with the type of story and come-up like WiSh’s. Real smart, intellectual rapper. Download Milk & Honey on December 7th.

Favorite line: “Okay now can’t a young n**** talk reckless? Sinatra in his prime can’t a n**** talk sexist? Styrofoam cup in the bubble eye Lexus, on my way to Cali if I ever make it out of Texas.” - The Incomplete Circle


"Introducing… Wi.Sh"

Very few new emerging artists of today make an impact in the music world. There are a selective numbers of aspiring emcees that can hold stand next to some of Hip-Hop’s veterans but California native, Wi.Sh proves he has what it takes to be one of the next rapper[s] to bring back substance to rap. He recently released his mixtape, Wi.ShList: Volume 1 via his website. Check out his first video, “Guerrilla Warfare." - MusicXclusives


Discography

Unusual Suspect (Late Winter 2014) to be released

Get Right or Get Left (Early Winter 2014) to be released

Hall of Fame (Fall 2014)

Cla$$ic Ta$te (Winter 2013)

Milk & Honey (Winter 2012)

Wi.ShList Volume II (Spring 2012)

Wi.ShList Volume I (Summer 2011)

Be Careful What You Wi.Sh For (Spring 2010)

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Bio

Birth
 name
 Winston
 Shaw,
 Wi.Sh
 was
 born
 in
 Harlem,
 but
 grew
 up
 in
 Florida,
 Southern
 California,
 and
 other
 locations throughout
 New
 York
 City.
 His
 compelling
 first
 name
 conjures
 images
 of
 a
 stoic,
 cigarette‐smoking
 rebel,
 and
 indeed,
 he
 is
 a
 wiser‐than‐his‐years
 soul
 mashed
 up
 with
 an
 eye
 on
 the
 future.
 Among
 other
 locales,
 Wi.Sh
 has
 also
 lived
 in
 Chicago,
 Atlanta
 where
 he
 attended
 Morehouse
 College,
 and
 most
 recently
 ‐
 Philadelphia,
 saying
 that
 as
 he
 became
 a
 part
 of
 these
 communities,
 their
 respective
 cultures,
 rhythms,
 and
 characters 
became
 a 
part
 of
 him.



Wi.Sh
 has
 collaborated
 with
 Young
 Chris,
 Problem,
 Pill,
 The
 Mad
 Rapper,
 Greg
 Porn,
 JC,
 and
 Ground
 Up,
 among
 Hip‐Hop's
 rising
 and
 established
 artists.
 His
 diversely
 crafted,
 upcoming
 release, 
Get 
Right 
or
 Get
 Left, 
is
 just 
the 
tip 
of
 the
iceberg 
as 
to
 what 
the 
industry 
and
 fans 
can
 look
 forward 
to.


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