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Finding The GOAT Group: Dilated Peoples vs. Jurassic 5. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Alchemist vs. Mannie Fresh. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. The third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving... Read more

Alchemist & DJ Muggs Win The Wild Card Battle To Join Finding The GOAT Producer

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series, features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots have been reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving beat... Read more

Alchemist & Oh No Bring Grand Theft Audio To Los Santos (Album Stream)

Alchemist and Oh No infected many ears with their Gangrene work. Not a Gangrene project, Alan The Chemist and Oh No The Disrupt come together for Welcome To Los Santos. Releasing tomorrow (April 14), the Mass Appeal Records effort welcomes an array of genre (E-40, Ab-Soul, MC Eiht, Curren$y, Little... Read more

Gangrene Sound Bigger Than Life Without Losing Their Grimy Edge (Audio)

Gangrene played it especially cool in 2014. Alchemist got busy with Evidence as Step Brothers, while Oh No freaked his own brand of Funk alongside Prince Po for Animal Serum. A new year brings new moves for the California duo known for hallucinatory Hip-Hop, raw to the core. Alc' and... Read more

Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark Cooks Up Some Funk With 5 Random Records (Video)

As one-half (with Cut Chemist) of the production team inside Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark has made some scorching tracks, that sound vibrant and dusty at the same time. The Los Angeles, California native has additionally produced for J-Live, Large Professor, and Bumpy Knuckles, beyond his projects with The Pharcyde's Skimkid3... Read more

Fashionably Late Into 2014, Fashawn & Alchemist Give Up Some Goods (FreEP)

Just over one week after Fashawn & Alchemist hinted at their "Dreams," the FASH-ionably Late EP is here. 2014 was a game-changing year for the Fresno, California MC—even if he did not drop an album. Secured at what is now is Mass Appeal Records, Fash' went from making an Ode... Read more

King Los Goes To TOWN, Freestyling Over Alchemist Beats For 15 Minutes (Video)

This is a cool, refreshing concept... Baltimore, Maryland's King Los has earned a reputation for being one of the longest winded, most durable freestylers in the game today. His Backroom appearance, his Sway In The Morning spot, and his Toca Tuesday stop remained three of the most talked about, most... Read more

Follow Jay Electronica Into The Light In The Second Trailer In 5 Years (Video)

Nearly five years ago, Jay Electronica's skills and popularity grew immensely through a string of Just Blaze-produced singles, a Reflection Eternal feature, and an overall mystique surrounding the New Orleans, Louisiana native who was then-attached to Erykah Badu. Around that time, Jay played a lengthy excursion through India, Nepal and... Read more

Alchemist & Director Extraordinaire Jason Goldwatch Have A NSFW Field Day (Video)

Alchemist is gearing up for his third installment of instrumental offerings. Whether for aspiring MCs, DJs looking for transitions, or simply fans of great Instrumental Hip-Hop, Rapper's Best Friend has been a winning formula. Setting the stage for Vol. 3 (September 30), Decon's Jason Goldwatch and ALC teamed to make... Read more

Celebrate A Decade Of The Alchemist’s Audio Evolution (Mixtape)

Although his sounds are versatile, Alchemist's status in Hip-Hop spans nearly 20 years. The Beverly Hills High School alum (classmates with Step Brothers partner Evidence) has since put in major work with the likes of Eminem, Lil Wayne, Infamous Mobb, Cam'ron, Screwball, Jadakiss, Bumpy Knuckles, Nas, Roc Marciano, and a... Read more

Black Milk Gives Herb Alpert A Hit Of Tronic For Rhythm Roulette Challenge (Video)

Black Milk is on a roll. Fresh off of some major acclaim for 2013's No Poison No Paradise, the Detroit beat-master launched into 2014 with a fresh, low-key release in Glitches In The Break. The Random Axe member, who's made full albums in his career with Slum Village, Danny Brown,... Read more

Is Nas About To Sign Boldy James? Check This South By Southwest Show Of Support (Video)

Nasty Nas has had a few labels in his career, from Ill Will Records to The Jones Experience. Along the way, Nas oversaw a few critical projects from his brother Jungle and The Braveheartz, to the QB's Finest compilation aligning legends with Queensbridge emerging voices. Nas famously inked a deal... Read more

The Stepbrothers (Alchemist & Evidence) Have The Ultimate Showdown In Step Masters (Video)

Video director Jason Goldwatch worked with both Evidence and Alchemist separately at Decon, where both California natives dropped solo projects in recent years. Carrying that connection to Rhymesayers Entertainment, where as The Stepbrothers, the longtime homies and collaborators kept Jason in their arsenal for the captivating visual to "Step Masters."... Read more

Boldy James & Alchemist Get Vivid For Moochie (Video)

Boldy James' My First Chemistry Set has alchemy from the longtime producer for Prodigy, Action Bronson, and Dilated Peoples. Decon unleashes a colorful, informational video-inspired visual to the Alchemist-featuring single, the Big L-inspired "Moochie." Related: Boldy James & Alchemist – Reform School ft Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis & Da$h... Read more

Boldy James & Alchemist – Reform School ft Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis & Da$h

Boldy James is the latest artist to get Alchemist's undivided, brief attention for a full-on LP. My Chemistry Set drops next week on Decon, and features the Michigan MC who's been under the wing of the renaissance beat-maker from the West for over a year now. The pair invites OFWGKTA... Read more

Nas – The Making of the Nasty Video (Video)

Nas' Nasty blew the web up earlier this Summer. The video is on the way. Before it drops, here's an entertaining behind the scenes look at the making of the video done by the folks over at Decon. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eJvkVC_KuE&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Here's some bonus KiD CuDi. It's not included in the album but it fits right in. The video is called Mojo's So Dope (but I'm sure KiD CuDi was not inhaling…).

This one is produced by the cool kids over at Decon. If you have not heard KiD CuDi's album, here's a friendly nudge..... Read more