The "number 2" Album, entitled "TALKIN' SHIT", will be released JUNE 13, 2006.
midWess was born and raised in the heart of the U.S.... EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS. (Learn about it). As a young poet, living in an urban community, midwess was destined to find hip hop. With the evolution and influences of a growing rap culture, his poems turned to raps. His writings grew from pages to books, and then to boxes of books.
Soon after moving to Southern California in '98, midWess got his first grip on the mic. He met and started recording songs with a rap group called D.U.I. (under the alias "OCS"). After completion of this project ("Underground Dope from the D"), the group split and went their separate ways.
midWess soon settled back in Illinois, moving from East St. Louis to Springfield, where he worked with his brother and rapper, Dolla Bill, under "Tha MINT" (Mentally Insane Niggaz Teachin').... and then Chicago, where he now resides. Along the way, he has built an alliance of singers, rap artists and producers who have watched him grow from an amateur to what he calls "a Genius with a pen, and a natural with a mic."
He has spent the last few years building his own professional recording studio and production company. midWess has a LIBRARY of recorded songs, which he plans to release in the next few years. He has two scheduled releases for 2005: "midWess Presents the illest" ( a compilation album of artist from East St. Louis to Chicago), and "The Professa" (his second solo project). "Tha Professa" is due to be more hardcore, more hard-hitting and will feature EVEN MORE HITS on sucka A** MCs. Be on the look out!!
midWess' has a sound like no other. TOTALLY ORIGINAL! midWess is MIDWEST on all accounts. Some say that he has a West Coast feel mixed with a Southern style and flow. When asked about his style, he commented that he "took certain elements and key ingredients of great rappers like 2pac, Rakim and E40" and mixed it with his own style to develop a sound never before heard.
MIDWESS stands out from any other artist to EVER ROCK THE MIC.
If u like rappers that sing and talk about bling.... u WON'T like midWess. He is a TRUE lyricist. "no stems or stix, it's all substance."
"East Side Wess" is STRICTLY FOR G'Z.
Also on sale at the following stores:
Willy Will's Clothing (Springfield, IL)
Recycled Records (Springfield, IL)
Head 2 Toe Records (Chicago, IL)
....and many local mom and pop music stores in the hood (all the way from East St. Louis to Chicago).
MIDWEST STAND UP! show some love.
TALKIN' SHIT (The Album) will be released JUNE 13, 2006!!!!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Midwest's Finest
2. Don't Be Playin' (intro)
3. Don't Be Playin'
4. Time 2 Leave
5. Eviction Notice
6. Stems And Stix
9. Young Love (feat. Young Quest)
10. Jane, Jack and Game
11. La La (feat. Tina Campbell)
13. Then What