Truth be told, when someone is trying to break into the RnB/Hip Hop wave an artist can fall into one of two categories. One is the truth speakers. The musical philosopher can use word play and tie in emotion that puts the hype in a crowd. The second is one I would like to call ” Money, Cars, and Hoes”. It speaks for its self. An artist who seems to be knocking on category one’s door is a man who goes by the name Wasionkey. The Bridgeport, CT resident is stirring up quite an ear-catching sound that brings soul into the genre. The Port-Au-Prince born artist mixes rap with harmonic tones and melodies that connects to his fans. Raised from a gospel background he was always influenced by music and has surrounded himself with people on the same path as him.
He was determined to embark on the journey to being successful in the music industry and that journey started with him losing weight. While working on his new mixtape, he managed to lose 70lbs. His mixtape “Lost in Translation” was released August 13, 2013 and was well received by the public. Wasionkey then made a music video for the popular track “Tracy” which details his mindset after going through such a dramatic weight loss which he directed and edited himself.
Always having been a fan of R&B, Wasionkey’s first influences were Usher, Ginuwine, and Boyz II Men, who he often watched on television growing up. With this influences and his own unique style, Wasionkey aims to make universal, timeless music by bringing an edgy neosoul vibe to the Hip Hop arena.