Pendleton - This is the first part an ongoing series that will feature talented and extraordinary children attending South Madison Schools. The series will continue to run throughout the school year and any gifted student can be nominated by any person. To nominate a student, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week Pendleton Heights Middle School choir teacher Daniel Gallion nominated eighth grader Wesley Bounds, a 14-year-old hip-hop artist starting to make a name for himself in music.
For Wesley Bounds music isn’t just something he listens to with friends, it’s an everyday, vital part of his life. Rapping since age 12, Bounds was recently signed to a local hip-hop record label and said not only is he finally ready to start recording, he’s found his career path.
“My goal is to become that big name in hip-hop everyone knows,” Bounds said. “I want my lyrics and music to speak to people, to touch and inspire them.”
Bounds, whose label Untouchable Bosses is out of his hometown of Marion, said he spent the summer writing music and creating beats.
“I’ve been working hard,” Bounds said. “I did a lot this summer and now I’m ready to start recording.”
While he did not have a date, Bounds said he “should be in the studio soon."