January 04, 2015

A-Villa "Carry On Tradition" (Album Stream)

"Having taught himself how to produce and being armed with a slew of classic samples, pounding, raw drums and intricate, carefully chosen loops and instruments, Villa’s first solo joint is highly listenable and time-honored without being stale or watered-down."

A-Villa's debut producer album has features from most of the industry's most respected lyricist, including: Killer Mike, Cormega, Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Lil' Fame, Chance The Rapper, Reks, Noreaga, Kool G Rap, Joell Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., Inspectah Deck, Saigon, Joe Budden, AZ, Havoc, and believe me, a lot more! "Boom Bap-heavy and filled to capacity with both hard-hitting soul samples and some of the most talented emcees in Hip Hop today from the very first track, Carry On Tradition isn’t merely an album that pines for the old school." - HHDX / (Updated: Get the cassette, too! Streaming now available below.) Still a big fan of this LP, props to A-Villa. Dig in below...