“a mentee of the legendary Q-Tip, Spree Wilson has emerged on to the stage with a sound of his own” - Saint Heron
Spree Wilson arrived in NYC with just his suitcase and guitar; the Nashville by way of Atlanta native found himself homeless and living in Penn Station for several weeks. A mutual friend eventually introduced him toA Tribe Called Quest’s prolific frontman, Q-Tip, who was impressed by Spree’s songwriting and producing talents. Q-tip would ultimately mentor and introduce Spree to many legends of the music world. It was during this time that Spree began working on his debut album, writing songs and co-writing songs which lead to landing a publishing deal with Universal Music Group.
Spree co-wrote and is a featured artist on Afrojack’s single “The Spark,” which was A-listed on BBC’s Radio 1. In addition, he co-wrote the track “Sin City” on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music’s release, Cruel Summer with Teyana Taylor. The album went #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, US Top Rap Albums and #2 on US Billboard 200. Most recently, he penned the 1st single “Chief Don’t Run” from Jidenna’s critically acclaimed album, “The Chief”. He’s collaborated with noteworthy producers such as Q-Tip, Novel, No I.D. Jim Jonsin, Infamous, Malay (Frank Ocean, ZAYN), Robin Hannibal (of Rhye), Frequency, and Nana Kwabena.