Place of Birth: Ghana
William Wood, aka Merlyn
Wood, is a rapper and songwriter based in California.
He is most well-known for
being a leading vocalist in the American boy band BROCKHAMPTON; his
"energetic, shameless and dynamic character gives him a distinctively bold
role in the group."
Despite his playful
reputation, Merlyn does not shy away from more serious topics in his writing,
such as racism, poverty, and even socio-economic warfare.
Though his verses may not share the complexity of Dom McLennon or melodies of JOBA, his manic, frenzied delivery is genuinely captivating and brings crucial sonic range to each track he is on.