Watsky is a rapper and poet from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. His most recent album Cardboard Castles peaked at #1 in iTunes hip hop and #7 across all genres. After getting his start as a teenage spoken word poet in San Francisco, Watsky was featured on the TV show Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. Using that as a foot in the door, he spent the next four years performing poetry at hundreds of universities across the country. With a breakout viral success in 2011, Watsky has since racked up over 150 million youtube hits and headlined several international music tours, selling out venues all over the world. He's been a guest performer on the Ellen Show twice, Last Call with Carson Daly and had a cameo on the most recent season of Arrested Development. Watsky is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston.