C-Sick – La Collection

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C-Sick produces La Collection, a mixtape released on Columbia College’s student-run label AEMMP Records.

How many student-run labels can you think of with producers having previously written beats for the likes of Nas, King Louie and Lil Twist? Had you asked me a few hours ago, I would have said zero but I know have one to add to the list. AEMMP Records is run by students from Columbia College in Chicago and La Collection is the fruit of their labours. Students had been working on the project since the start of the school year and they chose C-Sick to craft the beats. Chi-native Nick Astro makes a few vocal contributions on arguably the best tracks on the mixtape. For the most part, La Collection captures the essence of modern hip hop/trap with its rolling hi hats, sparce snares and quick fire rhymes. However, the vibe slows down as the project progresses and things become more melodic. It’s a fantastic effort from the students of Columbia College and great to see a producer some give back.

Stream it below.

(via Chicago Reader)