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Highlight: Independent Artist Wes Phili

Wes Phili

Photographer (Above): Wataru Kitamura

Where are you from? Now?

I`m a Philly native. Currently based out in Japan for the moment doin my thing.

What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishments thus far?

Finishing my first album, "Black Flower". Took a year to put this project together. There was a lot of time spent evolving my pen so I could fully develop the story I wanted to tell. The album is one coherent story told over 10 in the form of music.

Who is an artist that you would love to work with?

Several man.....several....Roc Marciano, Lupe Fiasco, and of course the god Nas

Why do you feel it is important for your work to be heard/seen?

Truthfully, I feel like a I could singlehandedly change the entire genre of Rap & Hip hop if I continue to push myself...Reveal layers to the music that the mass ain`t even know existed. The current renaissance going on in the underground is showing that Rap & Hip hop, at it`s core, is still an advanced and intricate form of ART... Something your average consumer seems to have forgotten due to all the copy & pasted half assed shit that floods radios these days.

Who is one of your favorite artists? Past or present.

Can`t name just one. Nas & Lupe are the most gifted MCs to ever bless a mic with their words. Don`t even think this can be reasonably debated


What is the best way for you to be contacted for prospective work/opportunities?

Reach out to me via email or hit me up on IG, Soundcloud or whatever., @wesphili,

Photographer (Above): Rebecka Wolfe

What drives you to pursue your dreams?

I`ve got bills to pay and I`d like to get them paid via doing something I love.

List 3 items you have to have to complete a project?

A laptop, dimly lit room, and quality headphones.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: Wesphili Soundcloud: Wesphili Twitter: Wes_Phili

What's next?

2019...big tings......big tings...bring surf boards for the waves

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