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Wes Period On His Experience Touring With Kesha And Macklemore
Up-and-coming California rapper, Wes Period's full-length debut Pretty Words may have only been out since February, but he's been an underground sensation far longer. Traveling on tour with Kesha and Macklemore through the summer was a "learning experience, being able to watch people at that level move every day," he told the Recording Academy, emphasizing how well the stars treat everyone on the road. "I'm really grateful that I got to start off the road with veterans like that because I feel like there's so much for me to soak up."
Period's following has continued to rise thanks to a Facebook Watch reality web series that features his song, "Big Bag," as the theme song.
"There's two songs that have been going up ... 'Big Bag' and 'Trap Star,'" Wes Period told us while in Chicago. "'Ball In The Family' is a TV show on Facebook based on the Ball brothers, so that's been helping a lot. 'Trap Star' is to me probably the best song that I've written to this day."
Currently on his own tour, upcoming dates are on Period's website with west coast venues including Los Angeles' Echoplex on Sept. 21 — an opportunity to see this emerging artist display some of those new chops he's acquired.