Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, to try and categorize “Wize aka Dub-I”, would be as difficult as trying to fit Leonardo DaVinci in one profession. Often spotted being observant, Wize would say his multi-facet song content stems from being exposed to harsh realities early on. “My point of view is ALL but ocular. I relate to the paradoxes of life.”
Very young, he displayed a talent for the art of written and spoken word. Being heavily influenced by hip-hop culture as a child, he quoted his 1st song lyrics at the age of four. A passion for spoken word burned within him for years later. “Word patterns come easy to me...I hear them”. A talent cultivated spending years as a poet/spoken word artist.