Fitting in with the indie, underground, and Action Bronson
set while offering hooks that could court radio, Chicago rapper Alex Wiley launched his career during the 2013-14 season with a series of successful mixtapes.
A longtime hip-hop fan, Wiley began rapping in 2011, then launched his career in 2012 when he dropped a verse on Kembe X's track "Don't Quit." Word spread fast that Wiley was a true talent, as a year later his debut mixtape, Club Wiley, landed with guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs
, Chance the Rapper
, Action Bronson
, and other underground stars. Featuring the hit track "Vibration," the 2014 follow-up mixtape Village Party brought it all back home with Chicago rappers Mick Jenkins and Kembe X as the only featured artists. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi