The Alchemist is one of few hip-hop producers that really manage to nail the concept of an instrumental album every time. If the previous joints in this series weren’t an indication, then try out some of his other instrumental albums like Retarded Alligator Beats and Israeli Salad, which focused less on beats to rap over and more on stand-alone records, minus any vocal performances. Either way, this newest offering should provide some dope freestyle fodder or at minimum, something to play at work.Read More →

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Mr. Wonderful is shaping up to be a really solid project next month.  The Alchemist lends Bam Bam a surprisingly smooth track that Bronson deftly laces with his usual brand of abstract picture-painting.  Don’t try to over-think it or you’ll miss the feeling.

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In news I’m excited about, there’s a D.I.T.C. remix album coming out on May 7th in all formats including vinyl featuring a number of classic cuts remixed by the likes of Alchemist, Buckwild, 9th Wonder, Showbiz, Lord Finesse and more.

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I get what The Alchemist is trying to do by trying to build excitement around the purchased physical CD again, but I highly doubt making people wait for a physical disc to ship in 2014 and charging $38 for a double album and G-pen is going to make an impact.  It will just make people not buy it.  What if you don’t want the G-pen?  What if you don’t want a physical disc?  Ultimately, the product is the music itself and you’ve got to respect that user may not care for all the excess or to pay more for it than they did for a double album when Wu-Tang Clan or Biggie did it.  Anyway, until The Good Book is available at a reasonable price (or for free) digitally, Ill just have to rock with this and the other single from it.

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Check out some snippets from the upcoming collaborative project by Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and super-producer The Alchemist.  This joint will feature appearances by the likes of Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Havoc and Raekwon the Chef.  Check for it in stores on June 11th.  Somebody needs to have my advance press copy in the inbox ASAP-early!