Since exploding onto the music scene in 2011 with his breakthrough viral track “Pale Kid Raps Fast,” George Watsky, known simply as “WATSKY,” has quickly established himself as one of the hottest emerging talents on the hip hop/rap scene. He makes his Irish debut at The Academy on Saturday 25th May.
The rapper, writer and performer is from San Francisco but is now living in LA. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals and the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. Immediately after, George appeared on the final season of "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry" on HBO in 2007 while himself a college Freshman and subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country. Rapping all the while under the name 'Watsky,' George released a jazz-hip hop record with his band 'Invisible Inc' in 2007 and the self-titled 'Watsky' in 2010, which peaked at #7 on the iTunes hip hop charts.
As Watskey embarks on an European tour, we have two ticket to give away to a one lucky winner. If you wanna scoop them, comment below and tell us what slam poetry is.