“As I evolve, I realize, you can have a vision, but sometimes you have to have a re-vision,” explains Maestro Fresh Wes in his TED Talk, released on YouTube and filmed in Vancouver, Canada in 2017.
“A lot of people have ideas, and they stay in their little box. I decided to keep on moving.[…] Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t accomplish what you want to do. Revise yourself.”
The Canadian rapper and JUNO award-winner first came into prominence in 1989 upon the release of his first album Symphony in Effect and the launch of his smash hit “Let Your Backbone Slide.” He is the first Canadian to have a record certified platinum and is credited as the ‘Godfather of Canadian hip-hop.’
Since then, he has been relentless in his life, releasing music, becoming an author, an actor and a keynote speaker.
This October he joins Classified’s live tour (along with Choclair) across Canada for 26 shows.
He’ll also warm up the crowds with a performance on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Grey Cup festivities in Edmonton, Alberta. Other acts performing as part of the celebration include The Strumbellas, Notorious YEG, The Watchmen, DJ Shub, and more.
Finally, in November, Wes celebrates his role as Paul Dwyer in the final season of CBC Television’s hit TV show, Mr. D.
You can follow @MaestroFreshWes on Instagram.
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