What’s going everyone, it’s your girl NaeNae but I’m not on the scene this week. I’m actually brining you an artist spotlight. He goes by the name B.wize. At only 28 years old, Kanas City’s own, B.wize (born E. Larry Guidry) has already released 3 studio projects; Wizedom Speaks (2015), and two projects in 2017, Midwest Chronicles and Offspring of a Fiasco. But before he became a Hip-Hop MC he started out as a spoken word artist performing on both sides of Kansas City’s borders. B.wize specifically credits two songs with solidifying his decision to transition to Hip Hop MC; Eminem’s Lose Yourself and Lupe Fiasco’s, The Cool.
B.wize was always fond of music, but due to it’s at times harsh content and foul language wasn’t always allowed to play it. Instead, his mother filled his home with a multitude of genres and a variety of artists ranging from Nat King Cole to Otis Redding, to Barry White, to Teddy Pendergrass. On his own, he became fond of and later influenced by both Beethoven and Frank Sinatra. B.wize’s Southern Louisiana roots coupled with growing up in a pious, Midwestern household has always shaped the content of not only his music but his character.
2015. After being a teacher, Probation Officer I decided to chase the impossible and make it possible.
Writing process? Do you write from personal experience or from other people’s experiences?
Both, I have a unique mental evolution of the literal and figurative language. So depending on the concept and beat I let its frequencies just flow and write whatever comes to mind.
What’s the meaning behind the project, ‘Offspring of a Fiasco’?
I’m a huge fan of the X-Files and in my spare time when I’m not marketing/promoting or writing music I’m watching Mulder and Scully try to bend logic and define truth. Ironically we all search for some truth, and this project, each song defines or pinpoints the questions people want to ask. To find that truth you sometimes have to be a rebel or a fiasco and both my father and mother have always been people who ask the questions no one wanted to ask or answer. I’m an offspring of that seed, and still I seek truth.
If you weren’t doing music or spoken word, what else would be interested in doing?
I would be involved in sports either coaching or administration like scouting, preferably basketball. I was a college athlete and came from an athletic family and at one time coached at the college level at a young age.
What’s your motto in life?
“There are two significant days in your life. The you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
March 23rd – College Takover Tour
April 14 – Columbia, Mo
Offspring of a Fiasco – Release between April-June 2018
You can find more on B.wize: http://www.ubewize.com
As always, it’s your girl NaeNae.
Peace and Blessings.
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The author NaeNae
In the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, NaeNae can be seen around town capturing footage at local events and interviewing artists. She also owns a multimedia company, Chasing My Dreamz (animation, graphic design, photography, videography). Every Monday at 10am you can hear NaeNae on the 5 Rounds podcast, where she is also the content producer of the show.