In the official music video for “Song,” Wescam and AlexanderII take a walk through campus, and Wescam looks to finally give a girl what she has always wanted...a song. This work is my first music video and it was done all in one shot, in one day! Of course, I made everyone reshoot multiple times, but we finally came out with a fun and original project.
Raised between the streets of Columbus, GA and the suburbs of Huntsville, AL, Wescam transferred to the University of Alabama in Birmingham to leave his mark in more areas than just the classroom. Shredding beats with words of inspiration and encouragement, Wescam writes to free himself from the prison of his own mind and free the world from theirs. Releasing his first project, Bottom of the Class, in 2013, things have been sky-rocketing for him. Influenced by a medley of artists such as J. Cole, Drake, Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Big K.R.I.T., and Kanye West, he takes elements from each influence and finds a way to fluidly channel them into his intense, southern style. Fusing bars coded in spirituality with some of the illest verses coming out the South, Wescam is on a mission to change hip-hop forever and put the state back on the map.
After releasing his mixtape, For the Moment… in 2015 and debut album, LETTERBOX in 2018, Wescam went on a tear throughout the campus of UAB. Opening up for artists such as, Grammy award-winning artist H.E.R. and Def Jam recording artist, B.O.B., putting on his own concert series, and hosting many other events around campus, the young emcee has left a lasting impression on the Steel City that is growing from the already large impression left on North Alabama.
Now, after utilizing two years to invest in opportunities outside of music, Wescam is back and taking the nation by storm one verse at a time. Along with his team of fellow creatives, The Regenerate Society, Wescam is looking to not looking to impact the state of Alabama, but the entire nation with his musical storytelling. Stay tuned for more of what Wescam has in store for the world.
Russell Alexander II is a native from Selma, Alabama & a graduate of Aurora Theater's 2018 Apprentice Company (Atlanta, GA). He obtained his high school diploma from Booker T. Washington Magnet HS (Montgomery, Al) focusing on Musical Theatre performance (2012), & a college BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2017).
Some of Russell's favorite Theatre credits include: THE WIZ (Scarecrow) & MEMPHIS (Gator) from Red Mountain Theatre in Birmingham, AL; NEWSIES (Crutchie) & CHILDREN OF EDEN (Cain) from Aurora Theatre in Atlanta, GA; A CHORUS LINE (Richie) from Huron Playhouse in Huron, OH; and OCCUPANTS (La Chi Chi) from The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Russell recently completed a contract touring the Caribbean Islands with Royal Caribbean’s CELEBRITY CRUISES where he served as an Entertainment Vocalist for onboard shows and experiences.
Russell is recently back in Atlanta, GA where he is currently wrapping some TV credits in upcoming projects such as: THE CALL CENTER, FAMILY TIES, and a soon-to-be-announced Comedy Central special. Russell is also preparing for and a leading role in the feature film A SPARROW CRIES AT NIGHT. Russell is immensely thankful to his family & friends for their undying love & support!