Wes “Maestro” Williams Encourages Youth to “Stick To Your Vision” with New Book‏

June 11, 2010

Biased opinion, once again?? No doubt, but I definitely think this one is worth the read. The fantastic thing is that other MCs, producers, actors, etc. (from Chuck D. to Drake), all got behind this project to give testimonial quotes on how Wes “sticks” to his vision, and how he’s influenced what they do today! This is a shortened version of the release I did, just to get the word out. 
A motivational speaker for well over a decade (seriously he’s kinda gifted with that and even manages to get ME amped and fired up when I really need it!!), Wes puts a lot of the message, energy and inspiration he has in person, into the book — which hits the shelves on August 10th, 2010 so remember to pick it up!!
Iconic Canadian Rapper/Actor Releases Motivational Book for Readers of All Ages
For young adults and people who want help achieving their goals, advice from Wes “Maestro” Williams, based on his life experiences as the “Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop” will guide them on the right path.  An iconic legend in Canadian hip-hop, and dedicated actor, Wes draws from personal experiences to motivate and inspire the reader.  Sharing the same title as one of his hit singles, “Stick to Your Vision” demonstrates to readers of all ages how to overcome personal hurdles to make the seemingly impossible, possible.   He offers useful tips and advice, as well as inspirational stories and quotes, and exercises that will keep readers moving towards reaching their goals, and making dreams into a reality. 
Co-written by Tamara Hendricks-Williams, and featuring testimonials from the likes of TV Host/Commentator George Stroumboulopolous and Director Little X, to artists such as Drake and Esthero, Wes’ book exemplifies how the life lessons and advice garnered from the book can apply to readers of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and experiences. As stated in the book’s forward from Public Enemy‘s legendary frontman, Chuck D: “MAESTRO has held his own as the KING of MCs in Canadian Hip-Hop History. He is the Alpha paving the road as originator for some other household northern MCS to follow…It is also key to stay true to the roots of the game as well as the Black-Caribbean culture that has figured strongly in its energy. Dignity and Respect come with that blend, something that’s usually passed over by American MC’s. The Canadian MC does not ever go backward, it’s not in their DNA.”
As an actor, Wes has shared the big screen with Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, and Mark Wahlberg, and was seen in the home of millions in his television roles in Instant Star, Metropia and The Line, for which he received his first Gemini Award nomination.   This is his first book. Stick to Your Vision, How to Get Past the Hurdles and Haters to Get Where You Want to Be,  published by McClelland & Stewart (Random House), will be available in August 2010.  Please see www.mcclelland.com for additional information and check out www.amazon.ca to purchase an advanced copy!

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