Wes Kardigan is an up-and-coming Hip-Hop Artist/Producer from Chicago, Illinois. Lyrically he is inspired by such artists as Common, Ludacris, Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Pharoahe Monch & Lupe Fiasco. At age 17, Wes signed with Radix Records, a Chicago-based independent record company whose roster included former Jive Records recording artist, “Syleena Johnson” and also collaborated with a then up-and-coming producer name “Kanye West”. He has opened up for world-renowned acts like Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Little Brother & KRS-One.
As time went on, Wes expanded his talents by venturing off into music production. Although he admires many producers, he is heavily inspired by a select few: J-Dilla, No I.D., Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Swizz Beatz and Hi-Tek.
Whether it is on the mic or behind the boards, Wes Kardigan is destined to capture the attention of all, from “record executives” to “record consumers”.