Prodigy & Alchemist – Back & Forth (Video)

I remember hearing “Keep It Thoro” for the first time and just wondering who could have possibly made that beat. Enter: The Alchemist. While around on Mobb Deep’s seething fourth LP, Murda Muzik, P and Al built chemistry to last careers on H.N.I.C. Fresh off the strength of Albert Einstein, the pair sits together and discusses their unlikely friendship given curious beginnings (see: Albert thinking Alan was a cop). Also really interesting, it was Prodigy that encouraged the producer from Beverly Hills to go back towards the sunshine. Without that encouragement, as Alc admits, would we have gotten timeless joints with Dilated Peoples, Fashawn and others? If you haven’t heard Albert Einstein yet, check the scientifical madness—word to Jeru. Related: Alchemist – SSUR Empire State EP (Audio)