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WYSE

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop Neo Soul

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"Meet Wyse of LikeWyse Productions LLC"

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wyse.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Wyse. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in Aiken, SC grew up all around the east side of the US. After constant moving around from cities like Atlanta to New York, my family and I relocated to Gastonia NC, where I began to take my music seriously at the age of 14. I am the younger brother of a military older sister. By the age of seven, I knew I wanted to be a musician due to the fact my mother would play soul music throughout the day. Along with other influences such as Jazz, and Funk, I began to take a passion for Hip Hop. Recently, I have released 5 full-length albums independently under my own indie record label (LikeWyse Productions LLC), which I started back in 2018. The interesting story behind the label being started was that it was started in a hotel room. So, because the cost of living in Colorado was so crazy, I couldn’t afford my apartment after only living there for two months. Due to the help of my mother and other family members and friends, I was able to get a hotel room to stay in. It was only supposed to be for a few weeks but it ended up being over four months. At that time, this was the lowest point in my life and I knew something had to change. I knew that I always wanted to have ownership in something, I loved music, and I always wanted to start a Record Label, so while I was currently working, I researched some things and came across Ditto Music. They had a service to help start an indie record label. At first, I was skeptical just because I didn’t have the full knowledge of the business. After looking at it for a few days, I received my paycheck from work one week and the hotel bill was due. So, I had two choices. Pay the hotel bill or start the label, and one year later, I’m still here, so now, looking back, I knew I made the right choice.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Definitely not a smooth ride. I really had to learn a lot about the business of music which I feel a lot of artists don’t take the time to fully grasp. I mean it’s great to make songs but what happens after you hit the record button, you need to know so you won’t get fooled by shady people. One main struggle was operating while living on someone’s couch, believe it or not. So, after the hotel stay, my artist at the time was gracious enough to have a family friend I could stay with for a month because I literally had nowhere to go. So, to answer the question, my mental state was and still is a challenge for me but I continue to push through every day to get better. Another struggle was the management of artists and wearing all these different hats because I didn’t have too many people to call on. I had to learn a lot on my own just about the business, people and the music scene. So, it was just the pressure of everything kinda hitting me at once, plus I kinda put it on myself with signing four artists within five months of operation, lol.

LikeWyse Productions LLC – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
So, LikeWyse Productions LLC runs as a full Indie Record Label and Productions Company servicing Recording, Mixing, Music Production, and Music Distribution. We are known for doing a good amount of Hip Hop & R&B music but are widening our range to other genres including Pop, Edm, Neo-Soul, Jazz, etc.

For me, I’m proud that I have a variety of artists that can I can help contribute to expand their musical abilities and business knowledge along with providing a fun family environment for them to be fully creative in their music.

Other than the format that most labels have been operating in for the past 20 to 30 years, I believe I’m set apart by the knowledge that I give my artists and the transparency of the relationship we have. I want them to be able to ask me anything and help themselves to build as a brand and as a business on their own. When deals are happening, I want them to be in the room with me, to know every detail, and learn how to execute. Of course, I don’t know all the answers and I never will, but at least, I can provide them direction in knowing where to go find the info and then capitalizing off the research.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Aww man, I have a few but the proudest “moment” would definitely be the creation of LikeWyse Productions LLC, just the fact of how it started and where it’s headed, I couldn’t be more proud of the team I have around me pushing every day to get better.

Contact Info:

Phone: 704-942 5131
Email: likewyseproductions@outlook.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/likewyseproductionsllc/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LIKEWYSEPRO/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/likewysepro - Voyage Denver


"Wyse Drops His Song, "Bad For Me", Featuring Kadeem Garnett, Off His Album "SoulHop""

Wyse is a talented rap artist who by the age of 7 he knew he wanted to be a musician, due to the fact that his mother would play soul music throughout the day. Along with other influences such as Jazz, and Funk, Wyse began to take a passion to Hip-Hop.

Up to now, Wyse has released four full-length albums independently under his own indie record label, LikeWyse Productions LLC, and has just dropped his 5th studio album entitled “SoulHop”.

Wyse’s “Bad For Me”, featuring Kadeem Garnett, is one of the showcase tracks on the “SoulHop” album, and we’ve got it ready to share with you right now. Listen to this DOPE joint below, stream “SoulHop” on Spotify, and connect with Wyse on his social media.

Stream and Share “SoulHop” on Spotify - DOPECAUSEWESAID


Discography

2016 - Progressions

2017 - OtherWyse

2017 - The Lounge Sessions..A Love Story 

2018 - LikeWyse 

2019 - SoulHop



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Wyse was born in Aiken SC on September 24th, 1992.  After constant moving around from cities like Atlanta to New York, he and his family relocated to Gastonia NC, where he began to take his music seriously at the age of 14.  He is the younger brother to a military older sister. By the age of 7 he knew he wanted to be a musician due to the fact his mother would play soul music throughout the day. Along with other influences such as Jazz, and Funk, Wyse began to take a passion to Hip Hop.
 

Recently Wyse has released five full-length albums independently under his own indie record label (LikeWyse Productions LLC), and performing at local venues such as The Other Side, Roxy Theatre  and school held events such as Spectrum (AIC) all located in Denver Colorado where he received his bachelor's degree in audio production in 2017.


I'm coming with full force" stated off of his second album "Other Wyse", is something this talented MC plans to do to the music industry. With the mind of an old soul and content that's thought-provoking, there is no telling what he could do . Stay Tuned for "The Alternative", "The Intellectual", the one and only...….Wyse.


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