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Watsky is set to release his 3rd studio album ‘Cardboard Castles’ through Steel Wool Media on 15th July 2013.
George Watsky is a rapper, writer and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles.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. Immediate after, George appeared on the final season of ‘Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry’ on HBO 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 the eponymous album in 2010,which peaked at#7 on the iTunes hip hop charts in the USA and debuted #1 in 5 countries on their itunes hip hop chart….
In January 2011 George's fast rapping went viral and led to two appearances on the Ellen Show,as lot on Last Call with Carson Daly, and an exploding online profile. George has performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, the NAACP Image Awardson FOX, three times at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has been featured in XXL, Billboard Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.
Watsky's social media presence made him one of only 23 artists dubbed by ‘The Next Big Sound’as a ‘Big Sound of 2011,’ alongside Mac Miller, Kreayshawn and Skrillex.
His regular video posts get huge numbers – he currently has over 200 million youtube views.An example is this post that has over 24 million youtube views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6XLswqiX0s