Wemerson Oliveira better known as his stage name Wem was originally born in Brasilia, Brazil and at the age of four moved to the United States. His musical background has stretched as far back as age five when he would sing cover songs for family and friends. He infiltrated himself in the rap industry and quickly rose to become one of the most talked about up and coming artists of 2012. Wem feels that music allows artists the capture their exact moment in time and in a short amount of time has created a large following across the country.
At the young age of 23, he has become a veteran in the hip hop community already having performed and worked with award winning musicians and producers in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and London. He was signed by independent label Heartbreaker Records in 2010. His debut solo project, The Unexpected hosted by DJ Ill Will has been downloaded over 40,000 times and continues to receive praise for its clever metaphors and unique production style. Wem recently released his sophomore mixtape called Intellectual Arrogance. It quickly received a bronze level on Datpiff.com for being downloaded over 25,000 times in it's first month. The project has both an impressive feature and producer list and is also sponsored by Heartbreaker Records, ForceOneSeven, Kanye West's fashion designer Jalil Peraza, Sneakhype, Red Crown Clothing and DJ Sean Mac.
His ability to create music that his and past generation can relate to is the main reason why Wem has risen to being the topic of discussion. Wem believes in “beauty in simplicity” and he captures a fresh new sound by using emotional driven lyrics with a passion that can not be matched by any of his competitors. He has worked with DJ Ill Will, Rockie Fresh, Neako, Nickelus F, Cardo, Jahlil Beats, Johnny Juliano, Taylor Gang, Big Jerm, E. Dan from I.D Labs, Maybach Music, Young Jerz, Jay Burna, and has collaborated on several projects in the hip hop community. He has received credible recognition on HipHopDX, ThisIs50, VladTV, Datpiff, HotNewHipHop, FakeShoreDrive, 2DopeBoyz, YouHeardThatNew, I Love Hip Hop, Hip Hop Affair, 24 Hour Hip Hop, Yo Raps and many more.