Alchemist News

Stream Westside Gunn's "FLYGOD" Album
Stream Westside Gunn's "FLYGOD" Album Mar 11, 2016 at 03:11pm
Westside Gunn has emerged as one of New York's most promising up-and-coming emcees. His cinematic soundscapes and eye for street-level detail have earned him comparisons to certain Wu-Tang members, but his imagination is all his own. And that's partly because he doesn't hail from one of the five boroughs, but, instead, from Buffalo, which Gunn paints as a fearsome (and freezing) place. Gunn now resides in Atlanta, and living in the industry hub has helped him make astute observations on the state of the rap game. 
Curren$y Reveals "The Carrollton Heist" Tracklist
Curren$y Reveals "The Carrollton Heist" Tracklist Feb 11, 2016 at 12:10pm
Curren$y and producer Alchemist are readying a Valentine's Day release, The Carrollton Heist. The joint effort was only announced a month ago, quickly followed by artwork and release date.
Curren$y Announces "The Carrollton Heist" With Alchemist
Curren$y Announces "The Carrollton Heist" With Alchemist Jan 13, 2016 at 03:17pm
Curren$y took a piss in the mainstream (as he so eloquently put it during an interview with Damon Campbell) when he dropped his latest album, Canal St. Confidential. Now that he's done pissing in mainstream waters, he's headed back to the underground, and working with producer Alchemist comes with that territory.
Blu Accuses Evidence & Alchemist Of Racism, Evidence Responds
Blu Accuses Evidence & Alchemist Of Racism, Evidence Responds Dec 29, 2015 at 07:19pm
Things are not well between Blu, Evidence and Alchemist. Yesterday, Blu went on a vicious Twitter tirade, accusing both Evidence and Alchemist of racism, going on to suggest that the two supported Darren Wilson (the officer who killed Mike Brown in Ferguson in 2014). The rapper consistently used the homophobic slur, "f*ggot," and made some pretty serious but often confusing accusations, writing, "i had to tell they're twitter fans who don't know that they are getting young black males murdered."
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9)
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9) Oct 9, 2015 at 05:24pm
It's that time of the week again. The weather might be crap, but work's over, school's out, and that should be enough to get your mind in the right place. If not, then we've got your musical medication, which will, no doubt, pair nicely with whatever other treats, medical-grade or otherwise, you've got on deck. 
Stream The Alchemist's Instrumental Album "Israeli Salad"
Stream The Alchemist's Instrumental Album "Israeli Salad" May 26, 2015 at 11:20am
We've already heard The Alchemist do plenty of exciting things this year, from teaming up with Action Bronson on Mr. Wonderful highlights like "Terry" and "Falconry" to releasing his GTA-inspired album with Oh No, but the workhorse producer is far from finished with dropping music in 2015. Here's his new instrumental album, Israeli Salad.
Stream The Alchemist & Oh No's "Welcome To Los Santos" Featuring Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg & More
Stream The Alchemist & Oh No's "Welcome To Los Santos" Featuring Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg & More Apr 13, 2015 at 02:58pm
The Alchemist and Oh No are tow of the most skilled samplers in the game, so when they come together as Gangrene, it's truly something special. The two beatmakers were tapped to score Grand Theft Auto V a few years back, and while they created plenty of amazing music to soundtrack the game's chaotic universe, they've decided to revisit the fictional city on their new album, Welcome To Los Santos.
10 Producers That Should Be On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Album
10 Producers That Should Be On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Album Apr 3, 2015 at 09:04am
On his interview with Hot 97 that uploaded to YouTube yesterday morning, Kendrick Lamar said there's "definitely, definitely" going to be a collaboration album with J. Cole. (You can find that tidbit around the 11:25 mark on the interview.) 
Samples Of The Week: March 26 (Action Bronson Edition)
Samples Of The Week: March 26 (Action Bronson Edition) Mar 26, 2015 at 09:37am
This Monday, Action Bronson dropped his madcap, adventurous debut album Mr. Wonderful. Although it was a little less sample-driven than his prior mixtapes, its live instrumentation was still often based around skeletons of existing songs taken from far-flung genres, as is Bam Bam's habit.  We've already covered "Easy Rider," "Actin Crazy," "Terry" and "Baby Blue" in previous editions of Samples Of The Week, so this time we're putting some of the deeper cuts under the source-material lens. Let us know your favorite tracks in the comments section.
Review: Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful"
Review: Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful" Mar 25, 2015 at 07:43pm
Action Bronson’s new album is a bid to be considered the funniest man in hip hop. A week after Kendrick Lamar’s album has the entire culture debating race, politics, and society, Mr. Wonderful reminds us that sometimes rap can also be about wicked-funny punch lines and ridiculous one-liners as much as it can attempt to impact culture itself. It’s that joke your friend makes to lighten the mood while your other two buddies are about to come to fisticuffs.
Stream Action Bronson's New Album "Mr. Wonderful"
Stream Action Bronson's New Album "Mr. Wonderful" Mar 23, 2015 at 11:55am
Today (March 23) marks the release of Action Bronson's latest album Mr. Wonderful. After a slew of highly successful mixtapes, Mr. Wonderful is Bronson's first album on a major label, Vice Records via Atlantic. The release was preceded by three singles, "Easy Rider", "Actin Crazy", and "Terry", and we also heard a leak of "Baby Blue", featuring Chance the Rapper. 
Samples Of The Week: February 19
Samples Of The Week: February 19 Feb 19, 2015 at 04:51pm
With an unexpectedly sample-heavy release from Drake blowing up your newsfeeds all week, we have a wealth of tracks to pick from for Samples Of The Week. We could've easily devoted this entire thing to If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but we thought we'd spare you another feature article on Drake. Still, one or two songs from the tape are included on here.
Danny Brown Is Writing A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Children's Book
Danny Brown Is Writing A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Children's Book Jan 5, 2015 at 11:28am
As much as Danny Brown presents himself as a wild party man (which he certainly is to some extent), when it comes to his art, he puts a serious amount of care and effort into every detail. In a new interview with Triple J, Danny spoke of the perfectionism that is going into his upcoming follow-up to 2013's OLD, as well as a children's book he's been working on for the last little while.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 12)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 12) Dec 12, 2014 at 05:43pm
Interesting juxtaposition we have in the first two weeks of December. This week saw the release of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, an album projected to be highest selling hip-hop project of the year while having more than its fair share of aw shucks moments. We're turning up next week, though. The Pinkprint is coming out, and those thinkpieces will be on their way soon.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18) Jul 18, 2014 at 03:21pm
There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week.
Stream Blu's New Album "Good To Be Home"
Stream Blu's New Album "Good To Be Home" May 16, 2014 at 12:53pm
Blu is a rapper who's been knocking around Los Angeles' underground for over ten years, releasing a wealth of EPs, albums and mixtapes during that time. His latest, Good To Be Home, will be officially released on Monday, May 19th, but the double disc project is now streaming in full on SoundCloud. Take a listen below.
ScHoolboy Q Says He Hated "Break The Bank", Has 5 More Records With Alchemist
ScHoolboy Q Says He Hated "Break The Bank", Has 5 More Records With Alchemist Feb 25, 2014 at 01:15pm
ScHoolboy Q released his major label debut, Oxymoron today, which features some pretty crazy production credits, including work from Pharrell, Mike WiLL Made It, Tyler, The Creator and DJ Dahi. One of the most interesting collaborations however is with Alchemist on "Break The Bank". In an interview with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds, Q elaborated on the process of recording the song, revealing that he initially couldn't stand it.