with special guest KEMBE X
Fitting in with the indie, underground, and Action Bronson set while offering hooks that could hurt radio, Chicago rapper Alex Wiley launched his career during the 2013-14 season with a series of successful mix tapes. A long time hip hop fan, Wiley began rapping in 2011, then launched his career in 2012 when he dropped a verse on Kembe X’s “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 Chance The Rapper, Freddie Gibbs, 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 of Apple Music
Kembe X is a teenage rapper from the South Suburbs of Chicago, who broke onto the scene with his debut mixtape “Self Rule” that was featured on sites such as 2dopeboyz, Illroots and Forbes as well as Impose Magazine. Him, Alex Wiley and his crew The Village have gained recent attention with their hit single “Dollar Please” from their group EP titled “Can I Borrow A Dollar”. Kembe’s sound is clearly rooted in chill, 90s thoughtful hip hop, although he’s shown versatility on tracks such as “Dollar Please”, “Extremely Good”, and “Schemin On The Scoochies”. He loves pizza, cheeseburgers, chicken and salad. Milkshakes are awesome too.