San Francisco, CA
6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Join rapper, writer, and performer George Watsky for the release of his latest album Cardboard Castles at Amoeba San Francisco on March 12th!
George Watsky is a rapper, writer, and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. Immediate after, George appeared on the final season of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry in 2007 while a himself college Freshman. He subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country.
Rapping all the while under the name Watsky, George self-released the barely-heard jazz-hip hop record Invisible Inc in 2007 and the self-titled Watsky in 2010. In January of 2011, George’s fast rapping went viral and led to two appearances on the Ellen Show, a slot on Last Call with Carson Daly, and an exploding online profile. George has performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, the NAACP Image Awards on FOX, three times at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has been featured in XXL, Billboard Magazine, the New York Times Magazine.