Chicago producer A-Villa is a self-taught and self-made inspiration to Hip Hop fans everywhere. Armed with a love for music and strong desire to contribute to Hip Hop culture, A-Villa purchased an MPC in 2010 while working as vice president of a bank in Chicago, IL. Villa taught himself how to make beats, and set out to get in touch with his favorite emcees, collecting verses like baseball cards one by one.
Fast forward to 2014, and A-Villa is ready to present Carry On Tradition, a full LP's worth of new music featuring a who's who in Hip Hop. Closed Sessions is proud to partner with A-Villa on releasing Carry On Tradition, which features artists such as Big K.R.I.T., Kool G Rap, Freeway, NORE, Action Bronson, Chance The Rapper, Havoc, Roc Marciano, Tree, M.O.P., Killer Mike & more.
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After MGK sent shots Eminem's way with "Rap Devil," Em is ready to fire back with an eviscerating cut. "KILLSHOT" is exactly that, a diss track featuring Eminem tapping into his signature anger and going for MGK's throat by way of advanced wordplay. While the game is constantly changing, even in the forum of a diss track, Eminem keeps finding new ways of moving music forward.
Em hits Kells where it hurts, clowning everything from his career to his fashion sense, to his attempts at starting beef with Bay Area rapper G-Eazy. Did Eminem take out MGK with this one? Press play and find out which artist is walking away from this beef as the victor.
The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.