When a dedicated artist like John Wilson sets his mind to doing something, he gets it done no matter what the cost. Even with the looming pandemic terrorizing the world today, the multi-cultural elite music artist, writer, activist, and director defied limitations and pushed through with the production of his movie, Killing My Obsessions.
The Ohio born artist also plays the lead role in the film as acting has always been one of his greatest dreams. He plays the character of Fortune “The Wolf,” a retired hitman and club owner who falls madly in love with the daughter of a Mexican cartel drug lord. He later discovers that she has a past involving human trafficking. Wilson, who also wrote the screenplay, is starring alongside talented actress Melisa Sandlin from Michigan.
Wilson also wrote the soundtrack for the film. It will feature the single “Our Love” showcasing the vocals of Amber Fox and Black Onyx. The video single will debut on Vevo this coming July 5. It will hit iTunes on July 7.
His most recent project aims to change the hip hop and film industries altogether. He intends to do this by showing the world that a man from Ohio, such as himself, who has struggled with so many challenges in life, also has the potential to be great.
Prior to focusing all his energy on the film, Wilson was a legendary underground Ohio rap artist in the 90s. James Morgan, Wilson’s long-time business partner who belonged to the same label as he did, was responsible for helping his career gain momentum. Morgan also worked closely with Wilson to educate him about running a business, its successes, and the potential for failure. Together, they experienced slumps in their music careers as a bigger audience became attracted to R&B and pop-rap music.
Eventually, they parted ways to gather themselves individually and thought of ways to recover at the same time. It was during this time that Wilson decided to go into a new art form—television and film. As it has always been his dream to play an actor, he got excited about the potential the future held for him. Despite the business pitfalls he encountered, he was determined to make it work. Now he and James are back together again for his latest project and are looking to rekindle their greatness.
Wilson waited patiently for his time to come. While waiting, he continued to create plots and worked even harder so that he could eventually live out his dream. At some point, he was able to put out a TV show on Amazon, which became a national buzz for a season. It made his city and team proud of him. Unfortunately, the show flopped like any other TV show that had the potential to shine.
“The will to win comes from knowing how to take failure and turn it into success and learning lessons,” reveals Wilson. Instead of giving up after one failure on television, he decided to go back to base and reinvent his plots.
Wilson dedicates his most recent work to his beloved Ohio. All his sacrifices, hard work, and excellent work ethics are all to bring honor to his most loved state. Check out the teaser for John Wilson’s latest project, Killing My Obsessions on YouTube.