Select Page

There’s a new wave of local MC’s making noise and amongst them stands B Wise, an African-Australian artist with a different story to tell.


The son of an Aussie born mum and Nigerian dad, B Wise’s family bounced between rural NSW and Sydney’s South-Western suburbs, before finally settling in the latter; where he still calls home today. It was here that his love of music transformed from a side hobby into a full time labour of love.
Fast forward to mid-2015, when B Wise released the infectious ‘Prince Akeem’ produced by Raph Lauren of Jackie Onassis / One Day fame. The buzzing single (and humorous video) received a ton of love from all around the country and was even named one of the AU Review’s “15 Best Australian Singles Of 2015”. He followed this up with ‘Lately’, a slick vibey track, which quickly became a fan favourite and one of the standouts in B Wise’s live show.
The buzzing MC went on to play some of the biggest shows of his young career and firmly cemented himself on the live music circuit – winning a slew of new fans along the way. For the last 8 months, B Wise has performed a game-changing run of dates, which included national support slots for the likes of Tuka (Thundamentals), Yelawolf, Vince Staples and Freddie Gibbs. Festival go-ers would have seen B Wise rocking stages at Listen Out Sydney (Triple J Unearthed Winner), The Plot and Newtown Festival, all the while holding his own and connecting with audiences in a big way.
2016 is shaping up to be another BIG year for B Wise, kicking off the year with a performance at the FBi Radio SMAC Festival (and scoring a nomination for ‘Next Big Thing’ in the FBi SMAC Awards). In March he earned his first official addition on triple j with ‘40 Days’, his latest single produced by Nic Martin (whose credits also include Urthboy, Seth Sentry, 360 and Illy). He also scored another first with a major feature on Urthboy’s ‘Running Into The Flames’, one of the stand out tracks from the iconic rapper’s new album ‘The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat’.
Freshly inked with Elefant Traks and with a brand new EP scheduled for August, the sky’s the limit for this emerging talent.
https://www.elefanttraks.com/artists/b-wise/
Awards
Outstanding Performer award 2013 (Winner) – CAAA
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/b-wise

African-Australian artist with a different story to tell.
The son of an Aussie born mum and Nigerian dad, B Wise’s family bounced between rural NSW and Sydney’s South-Western suburbs, before finally settling in the latter; where he still calls home today. It was here that his love of music transformed from a side hobby into a full time labour of love.
Fast forward to mid-2015, when B Wise released the infectious ‘Prince Akeem’ produced by Raph Lauren of Jackie Onassis / One Day fame. The buzzing single (and humorous video) received a ton of love from all around the country and was even named one of the AU Review’s “15 Best Australian Singles Of 2015”. He followed this up with ‘Lately’, a slick vibey track, which quickly became a fan favourite and one of the standouts in B Wise’s live show.
The buzzing MC went on to play some of the biggest shows of his young career and firmly cemented himself on the live music circuit – winning a slew of new fans along the way. For the last 8 months, B Wise has performed a game-changing run of dates, which included national support slots for the likes of Tuka (Thundamentals), Yelawolf, Vince Staples and Freddie Gibbs. Festival go-ers would have seen B Wise rocking stages at Listen Out Sydney (Triple J Unearthed Winner)The Plot and Newtown Festival, all the while holding his own and connecting with audiences in a big way.
In 2016, after inking a record deal with Elefant Traks, he released his first EP called ‘Semi-Pro’, with the introductory and personal first single ‘No Questions’, Topping off a massive year of touring with the likes of Vince StaplesFreddie Gibbs and Schoolboy Q.
B Wise has spent a sold 12 months in the studio writing a very special body of work, starting with the release of his mammoth hometown anthem ‘Feel Something’, which was his first single officially added to triple j. He turned heads again with the release of the ‘Feel Something’ video, filmed and directed by the Jáen Collective (who have worked with the likes of Manu CrooksDidirriNicole Millar and more), illustrating his upbringing in Western Sydney and celebrating the community around him.

Shaped by the suburbs of Sydney, B Wise is an amalgam of his Australian roots and Nigerian heritage. Crediting the six months he spent in Nigeria with his father at the age of 12, as the formative years of his hip-hop education, B Wise treasures this time. “I remember hearing I Get Around by Tupac for the first time on the radio,” he told RedBull.com. “That shit blew my mind.” Releasing his debut album, Area Famous, last year, the rapper explores everything from the poignant state of the world (Lately) and soulful temptations (The Key) to delving into cultural satire (Prince Akeem). After a decade of creating hip-hop, the rapper is ready to take his career to the next level, and his keenly intelligent music is set to take him there.