Wizdom

Wizdom

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandHip Hop

Personal, lyrical, honest Seattle hip-hop. Wizdom delivers raw and opinionated views, unafraid to talk about any topic. Has fun on stage and takes his music seriously as it is an extension of himself. High energy and originality can be heard and seen in the music and performances.

Biography

During 2010-11, Wizdom's music (and an interview) appeared in the award winning, grass roots film, Sonicsgate. In addition the release of his highly popular music video, Got Ya Numb, has over 12,000 total views. Wiz had multiple performances during the year in Seattle, Tacoma and Lacey. Features with Grynch at the Capital Hill Block Party and Macklemore's sold out Showbox show were highlights.

Previously stated, Wiz was named a "Stand-out Act for 2008" by the Seattle Weekly, performing at the 2008 REVERBfest in Ballard.

In addition, Wiz was heard on KUBE 93 and KEXP (Seattle area radio stations) and written about in the Seattle Weekly, The Stranger and Seattle Sound Magazine.

Lyrics

You Can't Win

Written By: Wizdom

Verse 1:
When it comes to playing lotto in this rap game//
The glamour, money, and girls influence any kids brain//
You wanna make real songs but they won’t sell//
You wanna have the masses knowing that you lyricKAL//
Status, is independent but to get played on hot nine seven street cred is imminent//
Diligent to get signed but not selling out like mc hypocrite –
swear they run this rap shit//
So you sit down and think, sell your words and ya soul just to get some more green and pinks//
Fur coat minks? //
Clothes you can’t pronounce and a liquor line of this dope rappers favorite drink//
Is it worth all of this, make some money, gain some fans, get played on MTV hits?//
You mulling over this//
back to reality of selling CDs just to buy cheese whizz and ritz//
Gimme the contract and a forward advance to enjoy the perks of this music biz//
Only problem is//
you called sellout bitch, and all your people who loved you is now screaming fuck wiz!

CHORUS:
This or that, this or that, this or that, this or that, you can’t win, nope, you can’t win nope, no matter what side you choose you might lose hope (times 2)

Verse 2:
They say do it for the love, fuck the money and the fame//
but when the rent bills due they not screaming ya name//
complain they favorite rappers sold out to the game//
how you supposed to feed the fam kid, try to explain//
cats lame, you recording fire then they download it illegally offa fucking limewire//
getting tired, of remaining relevant I gotta front in my rhymes that my money really aint prevalent//
But it is, I gotta career and need a future for the wife and kids//
And if you don’t respect that, well it is what it is//
I do it for the love, but at the same yo time I wanna live//
I want nice things, and rap lyrics that don’t sell well, they can’t buy me anything//
How do I make em understand//
nothing in lifes free but at the same time I’m not holding out my hand//
Don’t give me no shortcuts or no free meals//
I earn my respects cause I spit what I feel//
But if it makes me some funds and gains me some fame//
please still love me the same or stop saying my name.

CHORUS:
This or that, this or that, this or that, this or that, this or that, you can’t win, nope, you can’t win nope, no matter what side you choose you might lose hope (times 2)

Invisible

Written By: Wizdom

Verse 1:
I remember fab five freddy was a legend to me//
Ed lover, dr dre hosting yo m-t-v//
Raps was a new thing in usa//
All I knew of hiphop was ll cool j//
Majority of artists were played very rarely//
The public opinion, the shit was very scary//
White America didn’t recognize this//
Tipper Gore and other prudes tried censorship//
Folks worried their kids would try to mimic these//
wild young thugs from the streets and poverty//
but it spoke to people everywhere in every culture//
the record industry swooped down like fucking vultures //
all of a sudden now the profitability//
of beats, rhymes, and life reaching to infinity//
from invisible to a billion dollar industry//
‘member when rap music was viewed as buffoonery

Chorus:
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust//
In a world full of snakes, rats, thieves and punks//
There came a dark horse up from out of the shadows//
Ghost in the past, fought through many battles//
Told they couldn’t do it used that as motivation//
Work harder every day putting up with frustration//
Took a chance with this fucking proclamation//
Invisible no longer, our emancipation

Verse 2:
I need to speak on our local music scene//
A lot of hidden talent in the land of the green//
Majority of people think grunge and caffeine//
Not mentioned anywhere as truly up up and coming//
I say Seattle rap they say mix-a-lot//
But in these past years we held it down for our block//
Boom bap, grayskul signed to rhymesayers//
Grieves, grynch, and physics the next level players//
Shouts out to them dyme def kids//
Cancer rising, d.black and good medicines//
Fuck unity we need somebody to blow//
Prove that we ain’t isolated Eskimos//
Baby got back to losing our identity//
Invisible for what seems like eternities//
It’s 2008 yall, we slaming like onyx//
Pray it won’t leave us like the Oklahoma Sonics
Chorus:
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust//
In a world full of snakes, rats, thieves and punks//
There came a dark horse up from out of the shadows//
Ghost in the past, fought through many battles//
Told they couldn’t do it used that as motivation//
Work harder every day putting up with frustration//
Took a chance with this mother fucking proclamation//
Invisible no longer, our emancipation

Verse 3:
Let’s take a journey yall back to 97//
Wrote rhymes in high school an every day obsession//
Started doing shows and laying down some verbiage//
But other then the homies nobody knew who was wiz//
Made an album and began to get serious//
To the point that other people was getting curious//
Got cocky yea I hate to admit//
Pressed a thou but only pushed 300 units//
Humbling it was but served as the blueprint//
Invisible to many gotta move on past the bullshit//
Music’s a toss up to how others view it//
The heart of a man is seen in how he goes through it//
Cats will say that I’m wack, delivery is crap//
lyrical contents full of lame ass raps//
I can’t believe all of that//
Cause I put in work and 90% of yall rappers aint done jack…respect that!

Chorus:
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust//
In a world full of snakes, rats, thieves and punks//
There came a dark horse up from out of the shadows//
Ghost in the past, fought through many battles//
Told they couldn’t do it used that as motivation//
Work harder every day putting up with frustration//
Took a chance with this mother fucking proclamation//
Invisible no longer, our emancipation

Discography

Music released:
Wizdom - The Book of Wizdom (2007)
Wizdom & Epidemmik - Music: Soul of the Man (2008)
Wizdom - Bring it Back EP (2009)
Wizdom - The Washington Wizard Mixtape (2010)
Wizdom & Epidemmik - Unearthed (July 2011)

Airplay on KUBE 93.3 (Seattle), KEXP 90.3 (Seattle), KSPU 92.5 (Seattle), X104 (Seattle).

Set List

Typical set is 30 minutes in length, depending on what is needed. Has done a 10 minute set and a 45 minute set in the past. Songs performed vary from three professional album releases and various other songs recorded for others or personal enjoyment.