True Laurels


60 minsFirst aired 17 Oct 2018Next True Laurels Mon at 4:00pm EDT
Audrey Melton

Josiah Wise and host Lawrence Burney discuss their shared Baltimore origins and embracing darkness.

Since he first started making music as serpentwithfeet, Josiah Wise has contained multitudes—he’s sought out the ephemeral and the everlasting, balancing light with darkness. He first honed his sweet falsetto as a choirboy in Baltimore, but has since traveled the world, exploring his sense of self and the space he occupies and shares. His experimental soul and R&B vibes defy even that attempt at classification, reflecting his perpetual growth as an artist and human. As he tours behind his latest release, the stunning soulful journey that is soil, Wise visits our NYC studio to discuss his new album, coming from Baltimore to share his art with the world at large, and finding solace in darkness and balance in negativity. At the top of the hour, host Lawrence Burney drops a 10/17 tribute to the Bricksquad with some classic cuts from Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and OJ Da Juiceman. Keep it locked.


Produced by Matthew Ismael Ruiz
Engineered by Mike Bloom

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