Video: Alex Wiley x Mick Jenkins & The Making Of “Own Man”

Andrew Barber

Directed by Andrew Zeiter

Back with another dope ‘making of’ video is Closed Sessions, who give us a behind-the-scenes look of what went into “Own Man,” the first release from Alex Wiley’s forthcoming project, Village Party. As the story goes, an unfinished version of “Own Man” sat idle for months until Mick Jenkins came through and blessed the track with the inspired verse you now hear. Then boom, finished product.

There is no firm release date for Village Party, but Alex has landed a very MASSIVE look, as he was just nominated for XXL’s Freshmen 10 spot. Yeah, that’s big biz, right there. You can now vote for Wiley on the XXL site if you’re so inclined.

If you’re going to be down in Austin for SXSW, you can checkout Al’s set times and showcases below. For now check out “Own Man” above.

March 13th – Nice Kicks Showcase, 2815 Guadalupe St, Austin Texas (12-6pm)
March 13th -AAEMP Records Showcase Bat Bar, 248 East 6th Street (5pm Set)
March 13th-Lyph of the Party, 218 East 6th St (12:30 am set)
March 14th – Say Cheese Pool Party, 13911 Panorama Dr. (2pm set)
March 14th – Hip Hop Supreme Sound Stage, Esther’s Follies 525 East St (4pm set)
March 14th- Peter Rosenberg’s Rap-N-Wrestling The Parish 214 East 6th St (9:20pm set)
March 15th- HipHop Supreme Soundstage, The North Door – 502 Brushy St (4pm set)
March 15th Hip Hop Official SXSW Showcase 512 on 6th St- 408 East 6th St (1:30 am set)

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