Showtime GMG

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Showtime GMG
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Background information
Birth nameWesley Wren
Born (1988-07-13) July 13, 1988 (age 36)
Chicago IL
GenresHip-Hop/Rap
Occupation(s)Hip Hop Artist
Years active2010 - present
Labels
  • GMG ENTERTAINMENT
  • SHOWTIME MUSIC AND PUBLISHING
Associated acts
  • Twista
  • Lil Scrappy
  • Willie Taylor
  • Hot Stylz
Websitemusicbyshowtime.com

Wesley Wren (born 13 July 1988), better known by his stage name, Showtime GMG is an African American music artist, hip hop artist and singer.[1] He has gained recognition after the release of his first mixtape, “Rookie Of The Year”. He achieved major critical success in the music industry after the release of mixtape "MVP" and "Sho Frazier".

In a short span of time, Showtime GMG became a prominent figure in pop culture and started music tours in the country. He is widely considered popularizing Hip-Hop/Rap in his city. Showtime GMG was considered as a subject of artistry and had a widespread impact on social media and was able to gain a following on his social handles.[2]

Showtime GMG has been quoted and praised for his lifestyle and widespread impact he has created with music. His music is available on all major streaming services including Apple music, Spotify, YouTube, Deezer,[3] Tidal, Amazon MP3,[4] iHeartradio, Pandora and others.

Early life and education

Showtime GMG was born on 13 July 1988 in Chicago IL. He attended Thornton High School in Harvey IL. Showtime GMG has played basketball for most of his childhood and college years at Parkland College in Champaign IL. Right from his childhood, he was inclined towards music and started recording music at age 9 and was eventually signed to Lakeshore Entertainment Group at age 19 while still in college.

Career

In 2010, Showtime grabbed the interest of Chicago hip hop legend and platinum recording artist Twista and was later signed to his GMG ENTERTAINMENT imprint.Later in the year, he released his mixtape “Rookie Of The Year”. Early in 2011 his second mixtape “MVP” was released. These two projects helped gain notoriety in the city and the cities being toured in.

In 2012, Showtime released his breakout musical body of work “Sho-Frazier”. Sho-Frazier was well received by fans and radio with features from Twista, Lil Scrappy, Willie Taylor, Hot Stylz, Kidd Kidd and Yung Berg (Hitmaka). Singles on Sho-Frazier include Dashiki, Showtime produced by DJ Tight Mike, and Don’t Stop Me Now featuring Twista.

With the murder of one of his best friends in 2014 and the death of his mother in 2015, Showtime took a break from touring and recording. While finding it difficult to stay focused, he decided to step away from music until 2018 when he released “We In This”, featuring Twista, Yung Joc, and Gritz.

Discography

Song Artist Album
Dashiki Showtime GMG Dashiki-Single
Creep (feat. Grits) Showtime GMG Creep (feat. Grits)-Single
We In This (feat. Yung Joc, Gritz, and Twista) Showtime GMG Sho Frazier
Rider Muzic (faet. Lil Scrappy) Showtime GMG Sho Frazier
Bounce Dat (feat. Twista and Shawnna) Showtime GMG MVP MIXTAPE

Mixtape

  • 2010: “Rookie Of The Year”
  • 2011: “MVP”
  • 2012: Sho-Frazier by Showtime

Personal life

Showtime is married to Wyesha Wren. The couple have two sons, Wesley Wren Jr, Wysdom Wren and one daughter Wyllow Wren.

In the media

References

  1. "Showtime GMG | Hip Hop from Chicago, IL". ReverbNation. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  2. "Shazam". Shazam. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  3. "Gritz". Deezer. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  4. "Famous". amazon. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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