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WATSKY Cardboard Castles lyrics

On Cardboard Castles, viral phenomenon Watsky translates the whip-smart, engaging hip hop that has garnered him hundreds of millions of YouTube views and a veritable army of online followers.

Since exploding onto the music scene in 2011 with his breakthrough viral track "Pale Kid Raps Fast," George Watsky, known simply as WATSKY, has quicky established himself as one of the hottest emerging talents on the hip hop/ rap scene. Raised in San Francisco by his librarian mother and psychotherapist father, Watsky's pedigree instilled him with a keen eye to analyze life and vast love of words to quicky createlyrical artistry from his observations. "Pale Kid Raps Fast," landed Watsky at the top of Billboard's Social 50 Chart in 2011 and, in the months that followed, his fanbase skyrocketed alongside his music.

By the end of 2011, Watsky subsequent music videos and "Epic Rap Battles of History" collaborations had garnered him more than 100 million viral views, 365,000 dedicated Youtube subscribers, a top trending spot on Twitter, and two appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. A profile on Last Call with Carson Daly followed, as did across-the-board media praise from the likes of XXL, Billboard and the New York Times Magazine. His ever growing social media presence earned him a 'Big Sound of 2011' spot alongside Mac Miller, Skrillex and Kreayshawn by online music provider Next Big Sound.