Rapper, Poet, Wordspit – Not A Joke, Get It Clear

One of the most noticeable aspects of Wordspit is the energetic and perseverant tone he brings to his music. The Brooklyn native attributes the name to his poetic expression. He adds that his brother said “yo, your name is Wordspit and it just kind of stuck.”  Always having known rap was his forte, Wordspit began his creative journey when he was young.  “I used to go to my father’s studio and freestyle for hours.”   Wordspit’s style is one of powerful charisma and cutting edge innovation. “My style is a collaboration of many things. It’s versatile. It’s not standard hip hop. When people listen to me, they’re not just gonna hear standard hip hop. I experiment with a lot of stuff like acoustic guitar, speed metal. I make lyrics entertaining how I deliver it to the people.”


Wordspit was able to establish himself by performing everywhere from street corners to open mic nights to a performance at SXSW (South by Southwest). Wordspit notes “I tried to find different outlets to express myself. I got to perform at SXSW and do many interviews for the Source. I met so many artists. It was unbelievable. There was so much going on.” The experience would ultimately lead him to be featured in many Hip-Hop magazines such as Vibe, Yo! Raps and XXL.

The journey continued as Wordspit was approached by one of his friends who told him about a show called Dollar Van Demos.  “I was like okay — cool. I went online, did the research and went to the YouTube page. I said I got to get on this. I hit them up on Twitter and we talked for a bit. My manager was able to get me on the Dollar Van Demos show after awhile.” This appearance propelled Wordspit to catch the eye of McDonald’s.  “My manager was like yo, you got an audition for a McDonald’s commercial. I didn’t believe it at first, until I got on set and then I still didn’t believe it until I saw the commercial and it was actually airing. It was a great experience for me.”

In August 2009, Wordspit released his mixtape, The Coolest BBoi Stance.  “It’s my dedication to Hip-Hop. At the same time, it follows the story of the coolest bboi, which is anybody. I talk about stuff that people in everyday life go through; like going to the arcade to mourning the death of a loved one.  Each instrumentation on the album helps you progress through the bboi’s day.”  Wordspit recently shot a video for one of the songs on the mixtape, “Joystick Madness.”  “Joystick Madness speaks on the experience of going to the arcade and either destroying or getting destroyed by your opponent. That feeling of triumph that was the inspiration behind it. The video was an example of what Wordspit could do behind the camera and it’s my favorite joint on the album. I can make the track real happy and fun or real dark and emotional. I like the way I can switch back and forth depending on which venue I’m performing at.”
Currently, Wordspit is working on new projects.  “I want to put out some more music. I’m also looking to put out more creative things outside of music.”  Despite the extraordinary experiences he’s had, the humble Brooklyn emcee says that there is still more to do.  “I know I could work harder. I tell everybody, I’m doing great, but I feel like I’m not doing enough. There is so much work to do. You can’t let anything deter you from your dream. You gotta find a way to get your foot in the door. Live life to the illest. That’s why I always say ‘we the illest’ at the end of my shows, because if you can do that, there are no boundaries to what you can accomplish in life.”  On his first single, he announces that “Wordspit is not a joke this year, get it clear” and with the success he has been dealt thus far, he definitely isn’t.

 

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