Rapper and slam poet Watsky has shared the details on his upcoming album x Infinity.
The album will be produced by Russell Simmons, who Watsky met while featured on Simmons’s HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Anderson .Paak is expected to contribute to the album’s production while Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun is expected to collaborate with Watsky as well. The poet stated that he moved to New York to work on the new material and is confident about the final producted, calling it “my most ambitious album yet… [x Infinity] is the culmination of many hundreds of hours and months of sweat, frustration, and inspiration.”
Watsky is also working with director Jackson Adams on filming a new video for “Tiny Glowing Screens Part 3,” which features Camila Recchio and Danny “Skyhigh” McClain. Watsky discusses the video with Billboard, stating, “It was a fun and silly shoot. We waited around for the frame to be lit, Jackson yelled “action” and we would knock over a tray of champagne glasses, or throw water balloons at a screaming guy holding road flares, or toss a handful of bras at our guitar players but the results were so striking and beautiful, and it’s probably my favorite video yet.”
George Watsky began his career as a slam poet in San Francisco. He was featured in season 6 of HBO’s Def Poetry, where he performed his poem “V for Virgin.” He was named the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion in 2006 and later the Brand New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion. Much of his work explores political and social themes.
In 2009 Watsky moved into the music industry, creating an album titled Watsky. In 2010, he released Guilty Pleasures. which was shared his fans as a free download on the Watsky website. The album contained mashups that combined popular music and Watsky’s debut album. x Infinity will be Watsky’s fifth studio album, which does not include his 4 mixtapes/EP’s and 2 live albums.