Cody Wise is a 17 year old actor and musician who has been in the performing arts since he was a young child. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Cody has been working on his art his entire life. Most recently, he has been in the preparation stages of launching his music career within Interscope records, after being discovered by Will.I.Am at age 13.
Cody Wise is an artist I have been following for about a year–I first heard about him through a post that he was seeking new music for his debut album. I see BIG THINGS in this young artist’s future for multiple reasons. Outside of his killer vocals and marketable image, I am VERY impressed with the songs he is showcasing on his soundcloud. “Mirror” and “Go, Stay” are both feel good catchy pop songs that give him the opportunity of appealing to the “tween” market that Justin Bieber recently left hanging. Meanwhile, “Zero To Sixty” and “Run It Back” are a bit more rhythmic and have a club feel that bring me back to the early Chris Brown days. It is also worth noting that legendary producer, Alex Da Kid, is credited for the production of at least one of these songs.
It seems as though this has been Interscope’s best kept secret, as Cody currently clocks in at a very modest 513 twitter followers. However, if marketed correctly, I strongly believe that this artist has major potential of leading the pack as Pop/R&B makes it’s triumphant return to the teen market in the coming year.