With a bevy of beatmakers showing off their work on multiple platforms, there are no more excuses for aspiring rappers to put out less than stellar music. As a result of technology and simply having the juice, new rappers are sounding like established artists these days, albeit that it’s easy to brush them off like yesterday’s news. Search online and you’ll hear rappers with that signature flow made famous by Future. Search further and you’ll be surprised how many rappers sound like Eminem on YouTube. Case in point: stand out quick or fade in with the crowd.
Here on The 5th we get to hear up and coming artists and we hope you agree with our picks for who gets featured. So with that being said, Alex Wiley should be on your radar. Whether it be his wavy bangers or chilled out tracks, there is diversity in his sound, something new artists should embrace. His newest album, Village Party 2: Heaven’s Gate, is set to drop this Friday 11/20 and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. For now, you can hit play above to hear “Navigator Truck” featuring Chance The Rapper and Calez. Some of the most successful rappers in the game have come from Chicago so it won’t be a surprise if Wiley continues that winning streak for the Chi.