WRDS - Biography
Puerto Rican born, Chicago raised WRDS has been inspired by hip-hop music since the age of thirteen.
As WRDS grew up in the rough city of Chicago, his relationship with the music and the culture deepened and he evolved into the artist that you see today. WRDS grew up idolizing artists such as Common, Juice and he has been heavily influenced by the hip-hop group Brand Nubian. In 2013, WRDS joined a local contest titled "Protect Your Essence" in which he placed first and was featured in "Chicago Rocks" magazine. With momentum on his side, WRDS later joined the Team Backpack auditions in New York where he placed top 12 out of 600+ entries. He also competed in the NSMC (No Sucka MC) contest hosted by Kato On The Track where he placed top 20 out of 500+ entries. Quite possibly the hardest working artist in Chicago, WRDS commitment to his craft and passion for the art is unwavering.