At first glance, you’ll recognize Maestro as an actor known for his starring roles on HBO’s The Wire, UPN’s Guys Like Us, the Broadway production of The Lion King, and most recently on the first season of this year’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
On the music side of things, the multi-hyphenate’s credentials include inking a Def Jam deal at 15 while building up behind-the-scenes looks that include production for the likes of Famous Dex and Dice Soho and contributing piano on Nas’s Life Is Good album. But 2018 marks a new era for the Chicago native as Maestro embraces his role in the spotlight to pursue a solo career.
Giving us a preview of just what he’s capable of with previously-released singles “Which One Which” and “Woke Up,” Maestro now returns with his WAV GOD debut EP. Packaged in five total tracks, the effort arrives as a self-produced outing in which Maestro bridges self-described “hyper-modern production” and a “throwback reverence for wordplay.”
Lend your ear to the new EP and sound off with your thoughts down below.