Alexander Fruchter is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department and co-owner of Closed Sessions, Chicago’s premier independent hip hop label. He wrote and edited hip-hop magazines and websites, worked at record labels, and has performed as DJ RTC. He currently teaches the AEMMP’s Record Label: Hip Hop class. We grabbed a few minutes of Alex’s time to speak to him about AEMMP’s 40th Anniversary and where he thinks the future lies.
Congratulations on AEMMP’s 40th anniversary! What do you think has been the key to the longevity of the label?