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Hot New Talent Alert: Spree Wilson

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I think music is better when you blend it. Whether it is sweet or crunchy, or sticky and sweet, hot new music is created when artists dare to experiment and think out of the box.

Take for example Spree Wilson.

He's one of the fastest rising artists on Atlanta's bustling music scene and a hot new talent that I'm really excited about. His happy-go lucky flow, punchy delivery and genre-crossing style is inspired by everything from The Beach Boys to Outkast, and from The Beatles to Bob Dylan. Together with artists like Janelle Monae, Wilson brings a distinct new sound to Atlanta that has incredible crossover appeal.

It's hip hop, it's pop, it rock, it's whatever you want it to be really.

In an interview with Atlanta's Creative Loafing, Wilson explains that he was considered a sell out when he listened to bands like The Beach Boys, Nirvana and R.E.M while growing up. For a while, he tried to catch on with the majority but  he realized he rather did his own thing. ""I always cared about what other people thought," he says. "Then in the last couple of months, I just came to a point where I don't give a fuck. And you know what I realized? It makes my music better," he says.

He adds, "When you're fearless, it makes your music better." Amen to that. Check out Spree's track "Dreamworld" (with Novel on vocals). Great beat. Major flow. Tremendous potential.

Download Spree Wilson ft. Novel "Dreamworld"

May 22, 2008 in Hot New Pop Alert, Spree Wilson | Permalink

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The man is dope. Great music, Intense live show. Listen to the words. There aren't many writing like this anymore.

Posted by: FireBrand at May 22, 2008 3:01:14 PM

Spree Wilson!!!!! You are an artist to look out for. I love the way you flipped "I wonder" on your myspace page. Awesome!
So when is the album dropping?????
-msfresh83

Posted by: msfresh83 at May 22, 2008 11:30:14 PM

WOW I'm in love, i can't wait for an album, his stuff is wicked!!!

Posted by: Lee at May 24, 2008 1:01:46 AM

Thanks for alerting. This guy is dope.

Posted by: John at May 24, 2008 6:12:53 AM

tremendous indeed! SPREE is like a blend of kenna + kos + the roots with a twist! definitely one to watch and deserving of much press! cant wait for his album!

Posted by: dcdiva at May 26, 2008 3:14:53 PM

This man is a f#*kin' genius! This song is incredible. It's about time Spree Wilson gets some recognition!

Posted by: Johndoe at May 27, 2008 6:46:16 AM

I hope lee is a chick!

Posted by: Ludawg at May 29, 2008 8:59:48 AM

Spree Wilson!!!!!! SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: shoden!1 at May 29, 2008 4:54:50 PM

Great sound!!! Where has this guy been? When is the albun dropping??

Posted by: cadair at May 31, 2008 7:06:58 PM