Stream Boldy James x Alchemist's collaborative album, My 1st Chemistry Set


Take an early listen to the collaborative project between Detroit emcee Boldy James and Los Angeles' producer AlchemistMy 1st Chemistry Set, which will be available to buy from Tuesday, October 15. Read more

Boldy James f/ Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis - "Reform School" [Produced by Alchemist] | New Music


With a stash full of Alchemist beats and his latest LP My 1st Chemistry Set right around the corner, Boldy James today decides to liberate one of the most anticipated tracks off the project in the form of "Reform School".

Sample drenched and likened to something found in a 90's serial killers record collection, the Alchemist beat is a perfect backdrop for Boldy, Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis to showcase their beautifully vindictive rhymes.

Expected tomorrow, Boldy's My 1st Chemistry Set features an all Alchemist-produced soundscape with helping hands from the likes of King Chip, Freeway, Action Bronson, Vince Staples & many more. Be sure to check the tracklist below while we await the project.

2. Consideration
3. Moochie
4. Traction [ft. Action Bronson]
5. You Know
6. Surprise Party [ft. King Chip and Freeway]
7. What's the Word
8. Rappies [ft. Mafia Double Dee and Peechie Green]
9. Cobo Hall
10. Give Me a Reason [ft. Vince Staples]
11. 400 Thousand
12. Reform School [ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h, and Domo Genesis]
13. KY Jellybeans

Step Brothers (Evidence + Alchemist) - "Nothing to See/Hear" | New Music

Combined as Hip Hop duo Step Brothers, Evidence and Alchemist are set to release their collaborative project Lord Steppington November 19 - and before it sees the light of day, the rapper/producer mash-up deliver a freebee entitled "Nothing to See/Hear." Read more

Prodigy x Alchemist - Albert Einstein | Album Review


The past year for Prodigy has been an interesting one to say the least. It appeared Mobb Deep had officially disbanded last summer when a “group hiatus” quickly turned into a bizarre beef between Havoc and Prodigy, playing out via Twitter. Despite some harsh words thrown by Havoc during the split, Prodigy stayed upbeat about the duo's future. Then in March, fences were mended and the beloved duo was suddenly back together like nothing had happened.

In the midst of this war of words with his Mobb Deep brother, P dropped two solo projects – H.N.I.C. 3 and The Bumpy Johnson Album. Like much of his post-prison release work, the records were a mixed bag - but the same could said about almost any Prodigy or Mobb Deep related project from the past decade. The one true gem during that time was 2007’s Return Of The Mac, a collaboration album with The Alchemist - and it should also come as no surprise that much of P’s best work in recent memory featured Alchemist behind the boards - so when the two team up for Albert Einstein, fans of both expect some high quality Hip-Hop. Read more

Action Bronson proves people's champ with rapturous London show

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It’s safe to say Action Bronson is a rapper/force of nature that nobody saw coming. The chubby, charismatic former chef, who has roots in Albania but grew up in Queens, New York, has in a very short space of time left his sizable footprint on the rap game.

This was immediately evident upon entering the sold out Highbury Garage in London on December 16th, which was heaving with a random assortment of people whom you wouldn’t normally associate with an underground hip-hop gig; everyone from Metal heads, indie kids, Punk Rockers to the odd hipster or two congregated for this gig, re-scheduled from July. Read more

Roc Marciano - "Deeper" | Music Video

Roc Marciano made a big impact on the hip hop community with his sophomore album Reloaded, and if you haven't listened to it yet, I seriously recommend you buy a copy and give it a spin now.

However, if you're completely unfamiliar with the Long Island rapper, check out this video for "Deeper" and get introduced instantly to his pared back street aesthetic and effortlessly gritty rhymes. The track sees Roc tell sinister tales over Alchemist's eerie beat, but rather than acting out the stories like a Hollywood gangster flick, this visual shows him in his quieter moments, kicking back by the river and chilling with the homies. A few lines sum up the mood, "Shake out, dress understated at the steakhouse/spaced out, deep in the game I pray I make it out"...

Check it out below, and pick up your copy of Reloaded here.

Curren$y gives update on 'Live In Concert' collaborative tape with Wiz Khalifa [Video]

Fans have been forced to wait a long time for news on Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa's Live In Concert mixtape, the follow-up to '09's How Fly, and finally one half of the duo has shed some light on what's happening with the project. Read more

Ras Kass - 'Barmageddon' Mixtape | Stream/Download

Cali underground veteran Ras Kass is dropping his BArmageddon LP on December 19th, and by way of preparation, he's teamed up with and Bare Arms Clothing to bring us a free, 23-track mixtape.Read more

Alchemist, Willie the Kid, Action Bronson talk chemistry and craft in-studio [Video]

Emcees Willie the Kid and Action Bronson link up with legendary producer Alchemist for a in-depth interview with Gun Rule TV to discuss the work they've done together as of late. Read more

Lil Fame & Termanology – "Fizzyology" [Prod. by Alchemist] | Music Video

Early last year Lil Fame of revered Hip Hop group M.O.P and lyricist Termanology wrapped up their joint album Fizzyology in Term's home state of Massachusetts. However extensive touring, the recording of 1982's second long player and M.O.P's Sparta project sidelined the LP for over a year, but as the saying goes... "all good things comes to those who wait."Read more

Alchemist f/ Durag Dynasty, Blu x Killa Kali - 'Spudnik Webb' | New Music

As usual, Cali-born New York transplant Alchemist keeps it real dark, dirty and dope with "Spudnik Webb," a super-street West Coast posse cut featuring Durag Dynasty (Tristate, Killer Ben, and Planet Asia), Blu and Killa Kali. Read more

Tracklist for Prodigy's 'H.N.I.C. 3' released, features include T.I., Wiz Khalifa + more | Music News

Mobb Deep's number one dunn Prodigy reveals the tracklisting for his forthcoming third album, H.N.I.C. 3. Features on the project include his partner-in-rhyme Havoc, T.I., Wiz Khalifa and one of the dudes from Day 26 (*confused face*), while production duties are handled by both usual suspects (Alchemist, Ty Fyffe) and some unusual ones (The Colombians, T.I.). Surprisingly, there are no Havoc beats on the new joint. Weird.

Check out the full listing and alternate album cover after the jump. Read more

Gangrene - 'Odditorium' EP | Free Download

Alchemist and Oh No -- collectively known as the unique, drug-fueled duo Gangrene -- serve up their latest dose of audio grit and grime, the Odditorium EP. The four-track project is the duo's first since January's intoxicating Vodka & Ayahuasca album and shares its no-nonsense Hip-Hop aesthetic. Read more

Curren$y x Alchemist - 'Covert Coup (Instrumentals)' | New Music

In recognition of 4/20, New Orleans native and avid marijuana enthusiast Curren$y has released the all-instrumental version of last year's Alchemist-produced Covert Coup mixtape -- which was also released on 4/20. Trippy. Read more

Willie The Kid – "Waste Not, Want Not" (Prod. by Alchemist) | Music Video

Its been a long time coming, but more people are starting to recognise the lyrical talents of Michigan proud emcee Willie The Kid. Having burst onto the scene via mixtapes hosted by mentor and CEO DJ Drama and the continuously slept on timeless banger "Cannon," Willie is now starting to be recognised in his own right, other than the ATL based DJ's protege.Read more

London Events, Feb 2012: Emeli Sande, Labrinth, Eric Roberson, Speech Debelle, SWV, Omar

As 2012 gets into full swing, London is as usual full of musical guests blessing stages across the UK's capital city. Obviously, Voodoo funk/soul king D'Angelo has been the talk of the town with his two recent London stops at the O2 Brixton Academy last week, as part of his European comeback tour breaking a 10+ year hiatus. We went, we loved. And here are some other events you might look forward to this month...

On Thursday night (Feb 9), soulfully tipped talents Emeli Sande and Daley take to Borderline for performances in HMV's Next Big Thing live series of events. They're followed swiftly by London producer/singer/artist Labrinth, who with a trio of versatile singles to date has been keeping his fans guessing as to what his debut album's going to sound like. Perhaps his show at the Jazz Cafe on Saturday, Feb 10 will be a good chance to get a proper feel for it, as he plays a sold-out set alongside Stooshe and Tanya Lacey, who you can get to know here.

R&B lovers can reminisce over '90s classics and newer material as SWV, Ginuwine, Dru Hill and Silk come together for a special London show at Hammersmith Apollo on February 12 [Buy Tickets]. The inevitably smooth show precedes the day itself, February 14, which sees independent Soul 'Nice Guy' Eric Roberson command the Jazz Cafe [sold out] whilst R&B crooner Joe drops in at the IndigO2 for a Valentine's Special [Buy Tickets].

Keeping the soul moving, UK legend Omar returns to the Jazz Cafe on February 18 [Buy Tickets], and South London storyteller Speech Debelle follows suit on February 23 with the official launch party for her sophomore album, Freedom Of Speech, released through Big Dada [Buy Tickets].

For the Hip Hop heads, Alchemist and OhNo take over the Jazz Cafe for a night of Gangrene supporting their latest release, Vodka & Ayahuasca [Buy Tickets]. If you like yours with a poetic twist, Scroobius Pip at KOKO on February 27 might be for you [Buy Tickets].

Or perhaps some contemporary jazz with YolanDa Brown and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Hammersmith Apollo? [Feb 14/17]

Finally [for now], if you fancy some theatre and amusement: The Comedy Of Errors is a contemporary, comedic staging of Shakespeare starring Lenny Henry running at the National Theatre throughout February and March. Check the trailer below and buy tickets here.