Derek Wise

Derek "Wise" Bissue (born December 11, 1992), is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is signed to The Weeknd's record label XO and Republic Records under the hip hop duo 88Glam, with 88 Camino.[1][2]

Derek Wise
Birth nameDerek Bissue
Also known asRyan Glamsling
Born (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 27)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2012–present
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Wise was born in Toronto on December 11, 1992. He grew up listening to American rappers like Juvenille, Trick Daddy, Stack Bundles, Max B, and LL Cool J.[3] By the age of 20, Wise had moved around Toronto 14 times.[4]


In October 2012, Wise released Vacay,[5] his debut mixtape with 16 tracks.[6] The mixtape premiered on DatPiff.[7]

2016: IngloriousEdit

After a year of releasing multiple singles and music videos in 2016, Wise announced his debut album Inglorious on January 21, 2017.[8] Inglorious was released on January 30, 2017.[9]

On April 21, 2017, Wise performed at the 2017 Canadian Music Week festival, supporting Bronx artist A Boogie wit da Hoodie.[10]

Wise frequently makes cameo appearances in music videos that feature The Weeknd, most notably in "King of the Fall" and "Reminder".[11]

2017–present: 88GlamEdit

On November 1, 2017, Billboard premiered the music video for "12" from the newly formed duo 88Glam, consisting of Wise and frequent collaborator 88 Camino. The music video also featured a cameo appearance by The Weeknd.[12] 88Glam, the self-titled debut project by 88Glam was released on November 7, 2017.[2]

88Glam released 88Glam Reloaded on April 20, 2018 after officially signing to XO Records.[13] On November 15, 2018, 88Glam released their second album 88Glam2, through XO and Republic Records.[14]

Legal issuesEdit

On December 11, 2013, Wise was reportedly taken into custody on charges of human trafficking following allegations from a 21-year-old woman.[15] All charges were dropped on May 9, 2016 due to lack of evidence.[16] Shortly after the charges were dropped, Wise released a track titled "Had to Wake Up" on June 27, 2016 to address the allegations.[17]

Solo discographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of solo studio albums, with selected details
Title Details
  • Released: January 30, 2017[18]
  • Format: Digital download


List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details
  • Released: October 2012[5]
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist
Title Year Album
"Lay Low" 2015 non-album single
"How Would You Feel?" non-album single
"Opinions" 2016 non-album single
"Glam" non-album single
"Free Up" non-album single
"When We See You" non-album single
"Sad $1's" non-album single
"Ready 2 Go" non-album single
"Drop Life" non-album single
"Had to Wake Up" Inglorious
"Ryan Glamsling" non-album single
"Beyond the Pines" non-album single
"Get It Myself" 2017 non-album single
"Disconnected" Inglorious

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Anuva Wun" 2016 Drew Howard non-album single
"Cutty" Quincy Got Rich non-album single
"Pull Up" 2017 Sneazzy Dieu Bénisse Supersound, saison 2[19]

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s) Notes
"Awkward" 2014 Derek Wise
"Runnin' It" 2016
"Lay Low"
"Beyond the Pines"
"Ryan Glamsling" Andy Hines
"Get It Myself" 2017 Zac Facts[20]
"Disconnected" Kid. Studio[21] Premiered on Much.
"Jamal" RJ Sanchez

With 88GlamEdit

  • 88Glam (2017; re-released in 2018)
  • 88Glam2 (2018)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards[22] Best Hip Hop Video Disconnected Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kivanç, Jake. "The Essential Guide to Downtown Toronto Rap". Noisey. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Penrose, Nerisha. "Toronto Duo 88Glam Announces Self-Titled Debut, Shares '12' Video: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rapper 2 Watch: Derek Wise". MTV Fora. MTV. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "THE BREAK PRESENTS: DEREK WISE". XXL. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Derek Wise – Vacay (Mixtape)". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Parks, Andrew. "Derek Wise: Downtown Stories – Noisey". Noisey. VICE. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Derek Wise – Vacay Hosted by W1SE GUYS". DatPiff.
  8. ^ "Derek Wise on Twitter". Twitter. Derek Wise. Retrieved May 26, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  9. ^ Glaysher, Scott. "Derek Wise: Inglorious". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE". Canadian Music Week. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Cruz, Josephine. "The Weeknd Just Dropped a New Music Video For "Reminder"". Complex. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Gonzalez, Eddie. "The Weeknd's New XO Act 88Glam Looks And Sounds Like A Finished Product On '12'". Uproxx. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  13. ^ Berry, Peter A. "88Glam Sign to XO Records, Drop '88Glam: Reloaded' Project – XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  14. ^ MVP, Issa. "88GLAM '88GLAM 2' Debut Premiere Album Stream". OnSMASH. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  15. ^ Stutz, Colin. "Toronto Rapper Arrested for Human Trafficking". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  16. ^ "Toronto Rapper and Weeknd Affiliate Derek Wise Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges". Vice.
  17. ^ Khan, Haleema. "Derek Wise Explains How He 'Had To Wake Up' On New Track". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  18. ^ "Inglorious by Derek Wise on Apple Music". iTunes Store.
  19. ^ "Dieu bénisse Supersound, saison 2 by Sneazzy". Apple Music. March 10, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "Watch Derek Wise 'Get It Myself' Music Video". OnSMASH. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  21. ^ Cruz, Josephine. "Derek Wise Dropped a Very Wavy (NSFW) Video For "Disconnected"". Complex. Complex Music. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  22. ^ "Nominees". MMVAs. Much. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2017.

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