Wiki announces new Navy Blue produced album, ‘Half God’ alongside two new singles
New York city rap extraordinaire Wiki has returned to the spotlight today, announcing second album of 2021, ‘Half God’ out on October the 1st. Alongside the announcement, he’s released two new singles, Roof and Remarkably. Since the tender age of 17 Wiki has been presenting his personal life narrative through rap, known for his incredible story telling abilities, vivid imagery and his unique, singular delivery. With every project he’s worked on, he’s leaving a legacy behind that carries the torch for authentic NY rap, one that represents the cities true culture on its sleeve.
The album, ‘Half God’ will be produced by youth legend, Navy Blue. While his musical endeavours are young, real name Sage Elsesser is a well known professional skater, model, and taking care of the creative direction for Earl Sweatshirt’s 2015 project, ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’. Since then, he’s become an esteemed underground artist and producer, pioneering a brand of grimey rap, one that features glitchy jazz and soul samples over stabby, looped percussion.
Thematically, Navy Blue’s inclusion to the record is important. His established sound will serve as the perfect bed for Wiki’s signature vocal delivery, acting as the perfect crossover between established and emerging in the scene. Roof / Remarkably both perfectly reflect this. Piano runs sit perfectly above rolling drum lines as Wiki delivers intimate bars next to subtle vinyl crackle.
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS