B Wise has announced his sophomore album, ‘jamie’ to release on August 20
South West Sydney rapper and Australian hip-hop pioneer B Wise has announced his sophomore album, ‘jamie’ will be releasing on the 20th of August. Following a string of hot singles across 2021, B Wise has solidified himself as a leader of contemporary hip hop in Australia, utilising the genre to tell intimate stories of his upbringing, his identity and his skills as an MC.
The 12 song tracklist features previously released singles, ‘Think Twice (ft. Kojey Radical)’, ‘Won’t Stop (ft. ONEFOUR)’, ‘B The One (ft. Becca Hatch)’, ‘WHO?!’ and ‘Summer Fr3aks (ft. Manu Crooks). It also features new appearances from Sampa The Great, JessB and BLESSED Juvé. The album’s title suggests a move away from the traditional rap trope of bravado, wearing his identity on his sleeve and inviting fans to meet the man behind the stage presence, James.
On the LP, B Wise stated, “jamie is a re-introduction. I wanted to show more layers of my personality, so people can relate to me on a personal level and my journey as I grow as an artist. I had a vision to shine light on the region through collaborations with so many amazing artists, most of whom are like family to me. I couldn’t have done it without them or my team behind the scenes that worked tirelessly to ensure the vision was executed correctly, despite the challenging times we’re currently faced with.”
Words by Parry Tritsiniotis