A sharp, smartly-blue
print era inspired, yet entirely fresh and relevant full length debut from Chicago-based producer, beat battle champion and all around rising talent A-Villa – who slowly but surely put it together over a handful of years – picking up contributions from A-list contributors, including Rapper Big Pooh, Mikkey Halsted, Killer Mike, Chance The Rapper, Oh No, Roc Marciano, AZ, Guilty Simpson, Action Bronson, Kool G Rapp, BJ The Chicago Kid and more! Often times, when you see a producer-driven album with a dozen or more guests, you can expect it to be uneven, or unfocused overall – that is not the case here – quite the opposite, actually – it's a finely composed labor
of love from a true blue
hip hop head. Solid stuff! Includes "Carry On Tradition" with Rapper Big Pooh & Mikkey Halsted, "The Warrior, The Philospher, & The Rebel" with Lil Fame of MOP, Cormega & Killer Mike, "Live From The Villa" with Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Willie The Kid, "Tear It Down/
AMSW" (feat Blu on the former and Reks & Chaundon on the latter, "A Hustler's Siloloquy" feat Roc Marciano, "The Wild Bunch" feat Oh No, Roc Marciano & Sean Price, "A Day In The Life" feat AZ, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Freeway & Macie Stewart, "Never Give You Up (One For Ava)" feat Rapsody, Guilty Simpson, Villa & Avalyn Villagomez, and more. 16 cuts on 2LPs.
(Black vinyl pressing, #20/200!)