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Wesley Campbell, better known by his stage name Wild Wes or by his nickname Trey Campbell, is an American rapper who was signed to Flex Entertainment. He was born on July 17, 2003 and lives in Wilkinson, Indiana.

He got kicked from Flex Entertainment in late October 2021, however he signed to Bike Shop Records shortly after.


Controversies

Beef with Flex Fan Server

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

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.

Return to Flex

Wild Wes was signed back to Flex in the later months of 2020, and immediately began working on numerous projects. In 2021, he released three studio albums: Moonquake, Intergalatic: The Space Age, and Nebula, along with one mixtape, Diary of da Wild One. Both Moonquake and Intergalactic received deluxe editions as well.

On his newer albums, Wes has embraced a style utilizing Pierre Bourne-inspired production and a generally atmospheric sound. Some fans have described Wes's newer work as a variant of lo-fi hip hop. On his Diary of da Wild One mixtape, Wes began embracing his older boom-bap sound again.

He got kicked from Flex Entertainment in late October 2021, however he signed to Bike Shop Records shortly after.

Discography

Studio Albums

  • Wild Wes 2 (2019)
  • The New Funk (2019)
  • Bringdawildback (2019)
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (2019)
  • The New Funk 2 (2019)
  • W.I.L.D Wes (2019)
  • Tracks For Da Ages (2020)
  • House Trap (2020)
  • Flood Warning (2020)
  • Moonquake (2021)
  • Intergalactic: The Space Age (2021)
  • Nebula (2021)
  • Total Eclipse: The Next Space Age (2022)

Mixtapes

  • Wild Wes (2019)
  • Never Underwestimate Me (2019)
  • Resurrection (2020)
  • To The Moon (2020)
  • Diary of da Wild One (2021)
  • Space Station Discoveries: Before The Eclipse (2021)

EPs

  • Yall Know (2019)
  • The Bewilderness (2019)

Singles

List of singles
Title Year Charts Certification Album
Hot
100
YT
"Sam's Diss"
(feat. Lil Smardy)
2019 The New Funk
"New Funk"
"We're Just Gettin' Started"
"Rapper Got Wacked" Flex Gang, Vol. 1
"One For Da Ages" Tracks For Da Ages
"Common Sense"
(feat. MC Icy)
2020 non-album single
"New Ice"
  • SC: 1x Plastic
  • YT: 3x Plastic
Resurrection
"Racks On Me"
"Run It Back"
"Wanakin Weswalker" 33 26
  • YT: 3x Plastic
Moonquake
"Mona Lisa"
(feat. Lil Toy Yoda)
18 13
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Wack 2020 Freestyle" 28 23
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Money Bags" 25 19
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Chameleon" 17 12
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Billions"
(feat. Lil Squeaky)
21 16
  • YT: 3x Plastic
"Freezer" 23 18
  • YT: 3x Plastic
"Bank" 48 42
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Answers"
(feat. Lil Squeaky)
34 25
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Boom Bap No Cap" 25 17
  • YT: 1x Plastic
Diary of da Wild One
"Wonders" 2021 11 7
  • YT: 3x Plastic
Moonquake
"Waste My Time" 34 26
  • YT: 2x Plastic
Intergalactic: The Space Age
"Bands Up"
(feat. Tending Bike)
29 23
  • YT: 2x Plastic
"Wonderful"
(feat. CRZFawkz)
41 35
  • YT: 1x Plastic
"Wet VVS"
(feat. Young Seagull)
38 33
  • YT: 1x Plastic
"For Da Ages"
(with MC Icy)
28 18
  • YT: 1x Plastic
Flex Gang, Vol. 3
"Have My Way" 10 5
  • YT: 6x Plastic
Nebula
"Gravity" 46 39
  • YT: 1x Plastic
"Lotta Cash" 20 13
  • YT: 1x Plastic
"Ice Flex Freestyle" 19 13
  • YT: 1x Plastic
"555" Total Eclipse: The Next Space Age

Critical Reception

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 around 80 on AOTY for a couple days after it dropped, making it to number 2 on the list of best rap albums of 2021 with 5 minimum ratings. After a couple of months, the score to album gradually went down and now it sits at a score of 55 on AOTY.

Wes' 3rd studio album, Intergalactic: The Space Age, which was considered a step up from Moonquake sits at 64 on AOTY.

Wes' 4th album, the last album he released in 2021, Nebula, is his best album yet sitting at a score of 78 on AOTY.

Trivia

  • 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, Pi'erre Bourne 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
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