Born on August 10, 1979, better known by his stage name Wise, is a Japanese hip hop musician who raps in both Japanese and English. His father is Japanese and his mother is American and during high school he lived in the United States. He is affiliated with the creative group Kazenohito. In 2005, he formed the group Wise’N’SonPub with beatmaker SonPub, and the group Teriyaki Boyz with Ryo-Z, Ilmari (from RIP SLYME) and Verbal (from M-Flo). He made his major debut as a solo artist with the single “Shine Like A Star” on February 21, 2007.
Official Website: http://www.universal-music.co.jp/wise/