Wade Wilson is a Brooklyn based Hip-hop artist with a taste for old-school beats, socially conscious lyrical rhymes and all things Pop culture. We first heard from the New Jersey native New York transplant last November upon the release of his album “Waderick “Wild Thing” Vaughn: The Mixtape.” That record introduced us to a genre-smashing experimental producer and rapper with a defiantly Indie DIY attitude.
Over the past decade the prolific rapper has released a steady string of albums to Bandcamp and multiple other online platforms. In just the past two years he has nearly doubled his catalog, producing an impressive output of 5 new records. His most recent is an 8 song collection inspired by the chaos that has surrounded our culture in the 2020’s.
“Chop House” is the latest album from Wade Wilson, released worldwide to all major streaming services on August 17, 2021. The new record finds the verbally acrobatic emcee fearlessly tackling difficult issues with his signature verbacious flow. Wade Wilson’s sound matches old-school Hip-hop grooves with wildly diverse Pop culture references and social commentary. From the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Austin Powers’ shoutouts of the opening track “Mantra” to the Duncan Sheik quote in the closer “Walkin,” Wilson filters mental health and socio-economic issues through his own context of film, music and art.
Musically, “Chop House” harkens back to the classic 90’s NYC Hip-hop of artists like Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and BDP. He brings some Mister C-style noise on tracks like “Be There” and recalls the vibe of the great Big Daddy Kane on songs like “Big Hurt.” It is a timeless sound of 70’s Soul grooves and 80’s breakbeat rhythms. All the while, Wade Wilson weaves topics of police harassment, mental illness and social injustice together with callouts to everyone from psychedelic rockers Pink Floyd to baseball legend Frank Thomas.
Check out “Chop House” below. You can also hear the song “Walkin” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Or listen to the album on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Wade Wilson. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this talented and insightful rapper.