by Leah Sottile
Last month, just before absolutely packed CD Release show at the Hop, we profiled Wildcard: a rough-and-tumble local rapper whose seen a little bit of it all, including watching his best friend and fellow rapper, Dead Poet, go to prison.
Wildcard (real name Phil Andrade) released a video late last week for the title track of his album, The Odyssey. In just 48 hours, it had over 2,000 views on YouTube. That's a testament to Wildcard's wide-reaching fan base, and seriously emerging status on the west coast rap scene.
Like him or not, it's undeniable that he's got serious rapping chops. Check him out — and his Dad, wailing on guitar halfway through — below. And hear more of his music at wildcardqm.com