Maestro Contemporary Wes (or Wesley Williams) says he’s loving his new life within the Maritimes.
The Toronto-born rapper made the transfer to Saint John together with his household again in October.
“It has been superior,” Williams says.
“Simply as a result of COVID local weather, we figured it’d be the most effective factor to do family-wise, and I feel we made an incredible determination.”
Williams launched the ninth studio album of his 30-year-long profession, Champagne Marketing campaign, in 2019.
He beforehand hung out in Halifax, earlier than he wrapped up eight seasons on the Canadian sitcom, Mr. D, the place he performed faculty instructor Paul Dwyer for nearly a decade.
The rapper says he misses Toronto, however having spent years within the Maritimes earlier than, it wasn’t a lot of a shock to maneuver to Saint John.
“The folks of the Maritimes are superior,” Williams tells International Information.
“I’m simply glad that when folks see me they’re glad to see me, and my son is glad.”
He says folks round city know him for his new radio present, Maestro within the Maritimes, on The Wave.
Williams says he performs “intergenerational bangers,” and the folks adore it.
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Whereas he was torn to decide on just a few, he says he has a number of favorite spots in Saint John.
“I’ve to provide a shout out to Lock Inventory and Barrels, I‘ve received to say a particular shout out to Cask & Kettle, and Deluxe Fish & Chips.”
This 12 months, Williams printed a brand new youngsters’s ebook, Stick To Your Imaginative and prescient: Younger Maestro Goes to Faculty.
He co-wrote it with Grade 1 instructor Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool, and it was illustrated by Leon “Eklipz” Robinson.
“It’s for the significance of elementary faculty academics. They’ve been so underrated,” Williams says, including that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an affect on youngsters, too.
“I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful elementary faculty academics they usually’ve helped, together with mentorship (and) my household, for me to turn out to be the artist I’m immediately.”
The rapper says that’s what he desires to instill together with his ebook.
“It’s based mostly on true tales. I assure you it’s one of many best youngsters’s books you’ll ever learn,” Williams says.
“It’s concerning the significance of household construction, mentorship — hip-hop after all … but in addition academics.”
The ebook comes a decade after he launched his first motivational ebook, Stick To Your Imaginative and prescient, named after his fifth album.
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