I met George Watsky in college when he was best known as a nationally recognized slam poet. Since moving to Los Angeles he has successfully ventured into the rap scene with his latest album, Cardboard Castles, which is topping iTunes hip-hop charts.
In a music genre that’s dominated by aggressive macho-males, skinny white boy Watsky is a breath of fresh air. Aside from his uncanny ability to rap fast, his songs address political and social issues without ever taking it too seriously. His message is positive and encouraging and it’s something all of us twenty-somethings can relate to. If you’re frustrated, overwhelmed, and broke, Watsky can help you feel better about it.
By Hannah Elder