Jerome Williams, a.k.a. Top Notch the Villain, is a freestyle rappper from Clarksdale, Mississippi. He began recording independently with Da Fam, a group of rappers for the Mississippi Delta, last fall and is seeking independent label representation.
Top Notch learned to improvise (or “freestyle”) rap as a child and has over the course of his 27 years become well known for his talent in his community.
In November of 2005, Top Notch led a series of presntations about his work on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill and was asked back for the fall of 2006. He is available for speaking dates and workshops.
Although video of Top Notch’s freestyle performances are available throughout this blog, copyrighted recordings of his work woth the Fam are available here (use with permission only):