Rapper, singer/songwriter and producer, Vin Villa (Melvin Villaver) takes on the challenge of originality as he releases his debut mixtape, Forever. Freedom. Dreaming.
The young Long Beach, CA Native is bringing back the melody of instruments, with a soulful twist with songs like â€œFreedom,â€ and â€œLove Overcomes Interlude.â€
Inspired by his life experiences, and social upbringings, Villa uses those as a platform for his lyrical content.
In an interview with the Daily Trojan Villa said:
â€œI was born on the day of the LA Riots in â€™92 in Los Angeles, so I draw inspiration from the city post-riots.â€
His mixtape was released at the height of the Black Lives Matter Movement, and even though, Villa comes from a Filipino background songs like â€œNativeâ€ and â€œVinny Giganteâ€ give an insightful perspective on race and growing up in Long Beach.
Villaâ€™s admirable talent has gained him collaborations with big name rappers such as Juicy J.Â
Villaâ€™s album was released earlier this year and is available on ITunes, Tidal, and Spotify.