George Watsky, best known simply as Watsky, is an alternative hip-hop artist known for his fusion of rapping and slam poetry. You may recognize Watsky from his performances on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, or you may have seen him compete at a number of slam poetry competitions. No matter how you know Watsky's works, you can't deny the fact that this artist is definitely a standout. So if you want to attend a show unlike any other, be sure to catch Watsky in action during his upcoming tour.
Watsky has a number of exciting shows on the horizon, and he just might be heading your way soon. In the upcoming months, Watsky will be performing his cool brand of slam poetry in cities like Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.
George Watsky grew up in San Francisco, California, where he fell in love with slam poetry when he was just 15 years old. Once he discovered slam poetry, there was no turning back. Watsky practiced relentlessly, and he performed whenever he could in order to sharpen his skills. Watsky made a name for himself in the Bay Area slam poetry scene by winning various competitions and slams, and his talents were undeniable even though he was still just a teenager. After years of working toward his goal of becoming a well-known slam poet, Watsky appeared on Def Poetry Jam, on which he performed his poem, "V for Virgin." Watsky became known for his style of incorporating social and political themes into fun, lighter poems and his clever style has earned him quite a large fan base over the years. In 2009, Watsky released his self-titled hip-hop album, which earned significant acclaim in the hip hop and slam poetry realms. He followed up the success of this release with yet another popular album, "Guilty Pleasures."
In recent years, Watsky has released albums like "Cardboard Castles" (2013), "All You Can Do" (2014) and "x Infinity" (2016). Watsky has become one of the biggest names in slam poetry, and he has performed everywhere from The Ellen DeGeneres Show to the Vans Warped Tour. Some of Watsky's best-known singles include songs like "Ink Don't Bleed," "Give a Hater a Hug" and "Talking to Myself." Known for participating in epic rap battles and knockout poetry slams, Watsky is quite the skilled entertainer. His live performances continue to impress audiences, and now you just might be able to witness Watsky's talents in person. So don't miss out on the opportunity to attend one of the upcoming Watsky shows near you this year – act fast and lock down your Watsky tickets as soon as possible. This slam poet is sure to put on a show unlike anything else you've seen this year.
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Watsky's most recent album release, "x Infinity," peaked at number 58 on the Billboard 200, making his highest-charting album to date. The album features tracks like "Stick to Your Guns," "Don't Be Nice" and "Springtime in New York."
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