The A was Alumni's second official mixtape. The first being Allow Me To Retort, the entirety of which was a response to a beef with another Sacramento crew who accidentally leaked a recording where they drunkenly mocked Alumni. In true Alumni fashion, the boys struck back "with great vengeance and furious anger". Allow Me To Retort let the world know that Alumni wasn't to be fucked with, but The A cemented their legacy as staples in the Sacramento hip-hop scene. This album was rare, until 2019, when the boys decided to re-release with full distribution to all the major digital platforms. Allow Me To Retort is available on Alumni's SoundCloud page.
Square is Alumni's official debut album, after many years of making one-off songs, mixtapes, & solo albums. It made some noise in 2013 & even garnered some critical acclaim, bringing Alumni within striking distance of a Sammie award. Alumni didn't take home any hardware that year, but they did make a lasting impression with this album, including a video for Square's first single, (Take a Walk On) My Side [feat. Stevie Nader] that received thousands of views in the first weekend after its release.
After many years of being asked, by fans & supporters, where they could listen to Alumni's extensive back catalogue of music, the boys decided to release an anthology of all the tracks that made them such a presence on the local Sacramento hip-hop scene in the mid-2000's. So, they gathered up all the old show staples, blew the dust off them, & released an album called Garage Sale: Second-Hand Classics.
Alumni originally released Closer (feat. Stevie Nader) as a single in 2017. Three years later, an updated, remixed, & remastered version of the song, featuring all four members of Alumni, was released as a track on their album 4650.
Square B-Sides is a collection of songs that were recorded during the production of Square, but didn't make the final album, for one reason or another. Alumni is proud of the tracks, mostly, they just didn't fit the tone of the album. Six years later, they decided to release these rare gems as an EP.
Originally intended as an EP, Alumni's latest album, 4650, started its life as an in-between-albums project, designed to keep the boys sharp while they worked on a new album. It slowly grew to an (almost) full-length album, seemingly of its own accord, gathering steam and reenergizing the boys, as it did. Most of the recording of this album was done over the course of several years, without Mahtie Bush, any clear idea of where these songs would end up, or if they'd ever even see the light of day. It wasn't until Bush came back around to add his verses to the mix that it became a focused effort, earning its status as a full-fledged Alumni album. 4650 is available now on all major streaming platforms & digital music retailers!
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