“…the variety of ideas, flows, beats, and styles on display is enough to mark him out as an essential rising artist.” – Pigeons & Planes
“Wesson Desir is an essential rising artist for 2020” – EARMILK
“His distinctive voice and thoughtfully-orchestrated deliveries are perhaps his two most prominent strengths” – Pigeons & Planes
“It’s a special sight to see Wesson’s artistry becoming increasingly refined, one track after another” – Lyrical Lemonade
What would you do with 10,000 hours? Wesson Desir has devoted that time in the shadows fine-tuning his music.
Teenage years of dedication and selectivity paid off when his distinct baritone voice and thoughtfully-orchestrated delivery earned the 22-year-old rapper multiple blog features. Starting with Lyrical Lemonade, Wesson later earned a placement in late 2019 on the Pigeons & Planes list of artists changing the sound of Atlanta rap.
From Dekalb County to Henry County, GA, Wesson started testing ideas on Soundcloud, encouraged by friends and other local rappers who would frequent his older brother’s home studio. By studying the greats, especially the likes of Kanye West, he discovered a style that was clever, yet accessible; filled with a wild and wide array; fashion houses, Greek Gods, girls, anime, daydreams, and melt-back-to-reality references. A kind of layered lyricism that an audience will have to unravel. Wesson’s web of words weave with double entendres that tastefully blend the fashion world with fantasy and mythology in an enthralling yet digestible fashion, he finds himself shifting between reality and surrealism which seductively transfers well into audio.
With music serving as an escape for a majority of listeners, Wesson creates a dystopian-like realm through his manipulation of sonics and abstract but vivid imagery which manages to capture the raw aspects of life and present them from a interesting perspective. Years of work in the underground are now paying dividends, showcasing promise of being renowned in the hip-hop community for years to come.