Alex Wiley

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Alex Wiley
Birth name Alex Wiley
Born (1993-06-05) June 5, 1993 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011-present
Labels Closed Sessions, The Village
Associated acts Kembe X, Chance the Rapper, Mick Jenkins, Vic Mensa, Freddie Gibbs, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Hoodie Allen

Alex Wiley (born June 5, 1993) is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He released his first album Club Wiley in May 2013, followed by two more albums Village Party and Village Party 2: Heaven's Gates, which reached the iTunes Top 40 Albums.[1][2][3]

Musical career[edit]

1994-2010: Early life[edit]

Alex began interest in music in grade school when he began playing the violin. Soon after, he began making hip hop music. In high school, he joined a record imprint called "The Village" with Kembe X, Monster Mike, Isaiah Rashad, Jean Deaux, Spiff, and The Magician.[4]

2011-present: Various mixtapes and build on his buzz[edit]

In November 2015, Wiley released Village Party 2: Heaven's Gate.The album includes a guest feature from Chance the Rapper and Kembe X. The album received high acclaim, eventually reaching the ranks of a top 40 album on iTunes. Since then, Wiley has also worked with other highly acclaimed artists such as Hoodie Allen, Vic Mensa, and more.

Alex was featured on Chance the Rapper's 2016 album Chance 3 in the song "Grown Ass Kid." However, due to clearance issues and a leaking of the song prior to the album release, the song was not included on Chance's mixtape, Coloring Book.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Can I Borrow a Dollar EP (with Kembe X)
  • Released: March 3, 2012
  • Format: Digital Download
one singular flame emoji
  • Released: March 10, 2015
  • Format: Digital Download

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
Club Wiley
  • Released: May 5, 2013
  • Format: Digital Download
Village Party
  • Released: June 5, 2014
  • Format: Digital Download
Village Party 2: Heavens Gate
  • Released: November 20, 2015
  • Format: Digital Download
Tangerine Dream
  • Released: June 12, 2016
  • Format: Digital Download
Village Party III: Stoner Symphony
  • Released: January 18, 2017
  • Format: Digital Download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Wiley Bio - Alex Wiley Career". MTV Artists. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Alex Wiley". Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ "[Interview] The Guru x Alex Wiley - TheHipHopGuru.com". TheHipHopGuru.com. Retrieved 13 April 2016.