DOOM & Alchemist Together Is Two Thumbs Up For Hip-Hop (Audio)
Out of the same underground Hip-Hop scene that MF DOOM helped lead in the late 1990s, Alchemist exploded. Like DOOM, ALC is an MC/producer double threat with a penchant for library record samples, 1970s vibes, and intoxicating grooves.
Following the circulation of Operation Doomsday releases in the late 1990s, Alchemist was in the process of relocating from Southern California to New York City. After soaking game with DJ Muggs and Soul Assassins, Alc’ cut tracks with Dilated Peoples and Defari on the West Coast. In New York, he would link with Mobb Deep. Meanwhile, Alan supplied heat for indie Hip-Hop figures like Pharoahe Monch, Group Home, The High & Mighty, 8-Off Agallah, and Missin’ Linx. In no time, he became a name that Heads heavily sought out on 12″ singles and album credits.
In all of that time, he and DOOM ran in the same circles. On “DOOMSAYER,” the Gangrene co-founder and Alchemist make right on their synergy. The latest (third) single from DOOM’s Missing Notebook Rhymes series with Adult Swim, this song is dark and doomed—in the best way possible.
DOOM spits about getting “dead bent” on the jitney and his trademark act of stepping to females. The 2:01 length may be short, but Alchemist’s pounding drums are twice hard, with some moody accents.
Last week, DOOM revealed that he is reviving KMD, with a Jay Electronica track.
#BonusBeat: An Ambrosia For Heads breakdown at just what DOOM is up to:
This clip released earlier this month.