WATSKY, DUMBFOUNDEAD + guests

Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 9pm

  • All Ages, Bar with ID
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George Watsky is an American poet and rapper from San Francisco, California. Watsky performs slam poetry, and was featured on Season 6 of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO.[2] Watsky’s talents began to receive national and international acclaim in 2006 when he was the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion, and was also named Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion.

In 2009, he produced a fifteen track hip-hop album titled Watsky. In 2010 he released the album Guilty Pleasures, which he made available as a free download on his website. Produced by Procrastination (San Francisco musician Tobias Butler), Guilty Pleasures contains mashups between popular songs and those from his first album.

Watsky was profiled in The Boston Globe in 2009. The Arts section reviewed his one-man show "Where the Magic Happens" favorably and called him a "poetry-slam star."

Watsky experienced viral fame in 2011 when his video “Pale Kid Raps Fast” racked up 55 million plays, earning him appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Last Call With Carson Daily” while publications such as New York Times Magazine praised his talent.


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