From start to finish, Wize emphasizes his one constant: hustling. And this project is all about hustling and working for the rewards you want. From the album’s opener “PAPER”, Wize starts as he means to go on, with hard hitting rhymes and very slick production on every track. Features from one of Brooklyn’s finest, Troy Ave and two down south rap legends, Texas’ icon Lil’ Flip and Memphis living legend Project Pat. Ave appears on “Body”, a hard hitting track aout the perils of putting trust in the wrong person. Project Pat appears on “$avage”, the Memphis great effortlessly cruising over the crisp and smooth production, while Flip raps dominantly and with ultimate bravado on the dynamic and vibrant “Charm$”. From start to finish Money Making Wize sets out to flex his lyrical prowess on his debut album and definitely achieves his goal, a theme prevalent throughout the project.
The 10 track offering from Wize is a release of his own imprint DusaGang Records, an impressive feat that further proves his dedication to independence. Like many artists reclaiming their independence, Money Making Wize’ new release will be available exclusively on Bandcamp, where an average of 82% of all project proceeds go to the artists. Wize promotes self-sufficiency throughout the album and all the luxuries and fruits such a decision could bear – from the infectiously catchy “Charm$” with Lil’ Flip, to “M.M.W” the anthemic second track. The album is full of gems about putting yourself in the best place of mind to succeed and achieve what you want, whether cutting negative energies out of your life on “Tie$” or letting your ability speak for itself on “Y.A.K”, on what is a strong, as well as landmark release for Wize and DusaGang Records.
Money Making Wize’s debut album “$hamele$$” is a well mixed, fluid and energetic soundtrack to any hustler’s day, a well balanced blend of animated lyrics, smooth production and some well placed features that further prove Money Making Wize’s ability to stand shoulder to shoulder some of the best in the game, past and present. With a powerful delivery, accentuated by the bouncy and polished production, all brought together by Wize’s impressive ability to connect on real issues, genuinely, through each and every track, while providing the audience with the audio experience of earning the day, every day. Being an independent artist means Wize is one of the many artists reclaiming their destiny through ownership.