Alex Wiley, Scheme + Big Once – ‘Game Face’ (Prod. Thelonious Martin) | New Music

Trap rap may be the “in” thing in Chicago right now, what with Chief Keef, King L and Young Chop all bullying speakers on a bigger level, but if you sift through the bass, the trickling drums and (being honest here) the mind-numbing lyricism, there’s some rich and pure talent to be found in the Windy City. That’s one objective the Ruby Hornet blog has always set out to achieve.

It’s an all-Chi affair as their Closed Sessions series, one that formulates new collaborations and records the impromptu effort, continues to grow, as, for their latest installment, align hopeful hometown emcees Alex Wiley and Scheme over the always-sublime production of Thelonious Martin, accompanied by Big Once‘s scratched hook, for “Game Face”.

“We wanted to make an up and down Hip Hop record, the scrunch your face kind” detailed Ruby Hornet. Mission accomplished, fellas.

Listen: Alex Wiley, Scheme + Big Once – ‘Game Face’ (Prod. Thelonious Martin)