The back-story for this new album from A-Villa is quite remarkable. You can read the story below the stream, but more importantly you can stream his album Carry on Tradition. The album features just about every rapper you could want on an album: Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Joell Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., Cormega, Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Havoc, Freeway, Killer Mike, Inspectah Deck, and many others. Stream the album below, or purchase the album here.
A-Villa created Carry On Tradition while working full-time as vice president of a bank, and raising a newborn. He taught himself how to produce, and one-by-one tracked down his favorite emcees, constructing the project one verse at a time. While doing so, A-Villa accomplished something that most music fans only dream about: creating music with their heroes. His story is incredibly inspiring, and the resulting album is an unapologetically raw LP that features emcee pairings straight out of rap fantasy camp.