Wesley Campbell, better known by his stage name Wild Wes or by his nickname Trey Campbell, is an American rapper signed to Flex Entertainment. He was born on July 17, 2003 and lives in Wilkinson, Indiana.
Controversies[edit | edit source]
Beef with Flex Fan Server[edit | edit source]
Wild Wes had a day-long beef with the Flex Fan Server for criticizing his music and making memes of him. After immense backlash though, the day after he apologized for his actions and respects the criticism that the server made about his music. A few days later, MC Icy said in the call chat "Well, I guess I'm a snitch," then went on to say that Wild Wes wanted to make a diss on flex. This infuriated everyone who was in the call at that time, as they had just given Wild Wes tips on how to improve his music. After a while, MC Icy was able to convince Wild Wes not to do it. He has also gotten frustrated at two different members for saying his beats were "Garageband loops"
Unreleased album covers[edit | edit source]
In March 2020, several Wild Wes album covers were leaked to the public. The two most well known leaks were of album covers for the albums "For Da Ages" and "Boom Bap No Crap" which both featured breakdancing Asian men for no apparent reason. The album covers were all received very poorly by Flex Entertainment members who were very confused as to why Wild Wes would use these images in his covers.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Studio Albums[edit | edit source]
- Flood Warning (2020)
- Moonquake (2021)
- Intergalactic: The Space Age (2021)
Mixtapes[edit | edit source]
- Resurrection (2020)
- To The Moon (2020)
Singles[edit | edit source]
List Of Singles[edit | edit source]
|Answers (ft. Lil Squeaky)|
|Waste My Time & Bands Up||Intergalactic: The Space Age|
|Wonderful & Wet VVS||2021||Intergalactic: The Space Age|
Critical Reception[edit | edit source]
Wild Wes' old music was poorly received by critics and fans alike on the album reviewing website AOTY. He was one of the most hated members of the label on reviewing sites like Album of the Year due to him adding non-existent albums to the site. These criticisms range from lack of variety, simplistic beats, terrible album covers, awful lyrics, etc. This is the reason in fact he was removed from the Flex Entertainment record label. TheDankestMeme called him his least favorite rapper.
His more recent music has gained some acclaim for finally letting go of the boom bap sound. His latest mixtape, Resurrection, has a score of 42 on AOTY, which is way better then any Wild Wes project. His debut album, Flood Warning, has a score of 51 on AOTY.
Wild Wes' 2nd studio album, Moonquake, surprisingly gaining a lot of hype, released and got a score of 78 on AOTY, making it to number 2 on the list of best albums of 2021 with 5 minimum ratings. The album now sits at a relatively high score of 71 on AOTY with 15 user ratings.
His 3rd upcoming album, Intergalactic: The Space Age, is highly anticipated by his fans and is expected to get a higher score than Moonquake.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- His influences back when he did boom bap were Cypress Hill, Funkdoobiest, The Whooliganz, and House of Pain. His influences for his trap music are Lil Uzi Vert, Ugly God, Playboi Carti, and interestingly Hardstop Lucas.
- On December 15, 2019, he was kicked from Flex Entertainment due to choosing quantity over quality, as well as other reasons such as underwhelming critical and commercial success. He went on to co-found the record label Icy Records with MC Icy and EmBee. He was however kicked from that label as well. However he would later return to the label
- Wild Wes announced that he was done with music after much demand for his retirement due to his history of controversies and unlistenable music. He however went back out of retirement with the single "New Ice".
- Flood Warning, his official debut, was released on July 3rd of 2020
- He squashed the beef with the Flex server