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 ideal determination.”
Williams launched the ninth studio album of his 30-year-long profession, Champagne Marketing campaign, in 2019.
He beforehand frolicked in Halifax, earlier than he wrapped up eight seasons on the Canadian sitcom, Mr. D, the place he performed college trainer 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 individuals of the Maritimes are superior,” Williams tells International Information.
“I’m simply glad that when individuals see me they’re glad to see me, and my son is glad.”
He says individuals round city know him for his new radio present, Maestro within the Maritimes, on The Wave.
Williams says he performs “intergenerational bangers,” and the individuals adore it.
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Whereas he was torn to decide on a couple of, he says he has a number of favorite spots in Saint John.
“I’ve to present a shout out to Lock Inventory and Barrels, I‘ve acquired to say a particular shout out to Cask & Kettle, and Deluxe Fish & Chips.”
This yr, Williams printed a brand new youngsters’s e book, Stick To Your Imaginative and prescient: Younger Maestro Goes to Faculty.
He co-wrote it with Grade 1 trainer Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool, and it was illustrated by Leon “Eklipz” Robinson.
“It’s for the significance of elementary college academics. They’ve been so underrated,” Williams says, including that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an influence on youngsters, too.
“I’ve been blessed to have some superb elementary college academics and so they’ve helped, together with mentorship (and) my household, for me to change into the artist I’m at the moment.”
The rapper says that’s what he desires to instill together with his e book.
“It’s primarily based 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 in fact … but in addition academics.”
The e book comes a decade after he launched his first motivational e book, Stick To Your Imaginative and prescient, named after his fifth album.
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