Today we got a new joint from Alex Wiley titled “Own Man.” The track featuring Mick Jenkins and production work by Odd Couple, serves as the first single from Wiley’s sophomore mixtape, Village Party. The song itself is a slow burner with aggressively smooth delivery from Wiley while Jenkins keeps it cool vibe going when it’s his turn up on the mic.
Hit the jump to hear the track and see the Press Release stating the announcement of Wiley’s new mixtape.
Alex Wiley releases “Own Man” feat Mick Jenkins, Announces ‘Village Party’ Mixtape Due Spring 2014
— Chicago native Alex Wiley established himself as an artist to watch out of the windy city’s bubbling Hip Hop scene with the June 2013 release of his debut mixtape, Club Wiley. Detailed song structure, lush production, and unpredictable flow patterns characterized Club Wiley, and made it one of the best mixtapes to be released last year according to Chicago Hip Hop authority, FakeShoreDrive. Today, Alex Wiley is ready to announce his anticipated follow-up, Village Party. The new mixtape represents a natural progression for Alex Wiley, and will be released in Spring of 2014 via Closed Sessions.
“It’s a way more honest and personal project,” says Wiley about his sophomore mixtape. “I want people to feel like they really know me when they listen to something. People are listening to me now from all over the country, and when I visit their city, I want it to feel like a friend coming into town.”
To go along with the announcement of Village Party, Alex Wiley is giving his fans the mixtape’s first single, “Own Man”, featuring fellow up and coming emcee, Mick Jenkins. “Own Man” is produced by Odd Couple and is a triumphant and honest record that clearly outlines each emcee’s effort and intent. “Own Man” also provides listeners with a taste of what’s to come on Village Party as far as attention to detail, melody, and lyrics that bring listeners closer inside the mind of Alex Wiley.
Says Wiley, “On a basic level, I’m better at rapping and also talking about experiences. Village Party is introspective but with a different bounce. It’s eloquent.”
“Own Man” is available now for free download below. Alex Wiley will also be bringing new music to cities around the country as he heads out on tour with KR, see dates below as well. For any press or interview requests, email Alex@ClosedSessions.com.
“Own Man” featuring Mick Jenkins (prod by Odd Couple)
Alex Wiley & KR Tour Dates:
February 28 – What’s Up Lounge (Minneapolis, MN)
March 2 – Vaudeville (Des Moines, IA)
March 7th- Rock Island Bar (Wichita, KS)
March 13th – Nice Kicks Showcase (Austin, Texas)
March 13th – AAEMP Records Showcase (Austin, Texas)
March 14th – HipHop Supreme Sound Stage SXSW Esther’s Follies (ATX)
March 15th -Venue:- 512 Bar- Official SXSW Showcase
March 22 – Nester Lounge (Fargo, ND)
March 27 – Club Red (Phoenix, AZ)
March 28 – Los Globos 19+ (Los Angeles, CA)
April 11 – Domino Room (Bend, OR)
April 13 – El Corazon (Seattle, WA)