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A Video Shows Mobb Deep’s Lethal Sampling For “Murda Muzik,” On Its 19th Birthday

Mobb Deep's fourth album, Murda Muzik, remains their best-selling album to date. It began the duo's transition from New York street poets into a pair capable of making records that played on the radio, video shows, and the clubs at once. Havoc didn't forfeit his gift for sampling in the... Read more

Action Bronson Is Independent Again. He Celebrates With A Lovely Collabo With Alchemist (Audio)

For the first time in roughly five years, Action Bronson is a free agent. After publicly griping about the situation with his label Vice/Atlantic Records online last Spring, the New Yorker returns to the independent status that earned him a strong following at the top of the decade. Since then,... Read more

Alchemist & Mobb Deep’s New Song Is A Reminder Of Prodigy’s Quiet Storm (Audio)

In 1999, Mobb Deep released Murda Muzik, the duo's fourth LP and one that featured production from The Alchemist. On the album's eponymous track as well as the Kool G Rap-assisted "The Realest," the producer with a Los Angeles provenance vibed perfectly with Havoc and Prodigy, two of Queensbridge's most notorious... Read more

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

“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 will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Alchemist & Roc Marciano On Another Collab? They’re All For It (Audio)

Alan the Chemist and Roc Marciano have been frequent collaborators since the latter dropped his 2010 debut album, Marcberg. The Hempstead, New York MC is now the latest to hop on Alchemist's Craft Singles series, in which the famed producer drops a loosie featuring different rappers with each installment. Thus... Read more

Havoc & the Alchemist Maintain a Laid-Back Groove & Hurt Some Feelings (Audio)

As a producer, Queens, New York producer Havoc has earned more than enough stripes to warrant him consideration as one of the most influential, thanks in no small part to his work on the boards as one half of Mobb Deep. His rhyming skills are also celebrated, and he's got... Read more

Curren$y & Alchemist Charge Their “Mack Book” with Rhymes & Vintage Clips (Video)

It's only the second month of the year, and already New Orleans MC Curren$y has released two free collaborative projects. In January, it was The Owners Manual with Cool & Dre, and in February arrived The Carrollton Heist with the Alchemist. Named after a major thoroughfare in Crescent City, Heist... Read more

Gangrene & Havoc Opt for Solemn Tribute to Sean Price on “Sheet Music” (Video)

The tragic passing of rapper Sean Price earlier this month has left much of the Hip-Hop community reeling, including those who have collaborated with P over the years. Gangrene, the duo comprised of the Alchemist and Oh No, are among those who established not only a musical relationship with the... 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

Lil Fame (of M.O.P.) and Termanology – Fizzyology (Video)

Lil Fame of (M.O.P.) and Termanology are doing an album together under the name Fizzyology. The album drops in November and will feature will Busta Rhymes, Styles P, Bun B, Freeway, M.O.P., DJ Premier, Statik Selektah and more. Here's a video for the title track which was produced by The... Read more

The Alchemist – Flight Confirmation ft Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown (Video)

The video for The Alchemist's Flight Confirmation (featuring Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q) is your brain on drugs. It features tons of random images--many of which are body parts that are covered (slightly) but not safe for work. Check it out below. Related: Childish Gambino, Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q... Read more

Curren$y has the rare good fortune to be working 2 dope projects at the same time.

Smoke Break is not from his new Weekend at Burnie's album, but it's from the Covert Coup project he recently dropped with The Alchemist. Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3aIXuo3tl4&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Curren$y’s mixtape with The Alchemist, Covert Coup, is one of the best of the year.

Here's the video for Blood, Sweat and Gears from that project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_QXrYrOzY&feature=player_embedded Click here to download the Covert Coup mixtape.... Read more

Fabolous just dropped a mixtape with a lot of old soul samples.

I'm digging this return to vintage soul in hip-hop. You can hear it in music by Big K.R.I.T., The Jets, Curren$y and The Alchemist and others. If you missed the inaugural installment of our Soul Cooking playlist which explores soul classics, click here. You can listen to the whole Fabolous... Read more

Curren$y and The Alchemist are making some really good music together. Check out Full Metal.

The ONLY criticism is it leaves you wanting more... Click here to download.  Click here for more from Curren$y and The Alchemist.... Read more

Reks dropped an album last month with an all-star line up of producers: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek…Here’s his video for Why Cry, his track with The Alchemist.

Styles P also gets on a verse to add a little flame.  Check it out.  If you missed the Reks album, click here to listen to a full preview.... Read more

Curren$y + The Alchemist = Still Soulful

Curren$y sounds best when he's laying in the pocket of a rolling, soulful track. The Alchemist had just what Spitta needed in his bag of tricks. Check out Ventilation. Click here to download.... Read more

Reks has been MURDERING new tracks by legends like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, The Alchemist and more lately.

His new album also features tracks from other hot cats like Statik Selektah, Hi-Tek and Nottz. Now you can preview the whole album.  Click here to buy Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme. Reks 'Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme' by Brick Records... Read more