Five Minutes With: Calgary Hip Hop Artist Nick Wise

Nick Wise is a 25-year-old rapper, singer and songwriter born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. With a style that pulls influence from trap, pop and RNB, Nick has an ear for melodies and bouncy/spacey instrumentals creating a sound that seamlessly weaves through Hip-Hop and new-age RNB.

Nick Wise
Photo by: Jordan Lee


Nick Wise




My first official release was in 2019

# of Albums:

My first album will be released in 2024!

Latest Single:

Only Thing

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Lil Wayne

Favourite musician now:

Jordan Ward at the current moment

Guilty pleasure song:

“I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys

Live show ritual:

Nothing too fancy, I like to drink tea and have a bit of quiet time

Favourite local musician:

There are too many to name that I really love, I’ve been enjoying Jared Daniel’s music a lot recently.

EP or LP?

LP, I have always digested music as full bodies of work and love to explore albums

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl with aspirations to be a full-blown early bird soon, haha

Road or studio?

My favourite place to be is in the studio but I want to do more road

Any shows or albums coming up?

I will be releasing a new single to wrap up the year with an accompanying live performance video!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Youtube | Spotify


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Fortuna’s Row

What is your favourite street in your city and why? 

17th Ave, which might be cliche, but it houses many of my favourite restaurants and shops

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

For most of my life, I would say Edworthy Park, but I have been recently getting a lot of mileage from Fish Creek Park, It is so beautiful with tons of space to explore

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Palace Theatre or Festival Hall

What is your favourite music store in your city?