George Watsky began his career as a young poet and musician in San Francisco when he won the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. The win would propel him to amass several other awards as a slam poet, be filmed for the sixth and final season of Def Poetry on HBO and receive Robert Redford’s Sundance Summit Award for poetry on Climate Change all within a year. After his fast-rapping went viral in 2011, Watsky was thrust into the national spotlight and since then has released four studio albums (Watsky, Cardboard Castles, All You Can Do, x Infinity) and in 2016, released his debut essay collection How To Ruin Everything, which went onto become a New York Times Bestseller.
Watsky has appeared on the NAACP Image Awards, The Kennedy Center, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Epic Rap Battles of History, and more while being featured by NPR, XXL and The New York Times Magazine among others. A versatile lyricist, performer, actor, author, and poet, Watsky continues to impress with a bent for balancing intellect and poignance with whimsy and wit.