Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt Are The Talk Of Rap. Alchemist Got ‘Em Together (Audio)
This week saw the release of Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful and Earl Sweatshirt’s I Don’t Like Shit: I Don’t Go Outside. Joined by last week’s To Pimp A Butterfly album by Kendrick Lamar, and March will be a hard month to top for 2015 Hip-Hop. Rather notably, all of these artists mingle in the same circles, showing a creative collective cross-section of Rap in present times.
Especially for Bronson and Earl, Alchemist and his Venice, California studio is a congregation destination for MCs. Along with Kendrick’s Black Hippy band-mate ScHoolboy Q, ALC has set up shop for a class of respected MCs much like D&D Studios in the mid-1990s, or Roc The Mic/Baseline a decade ago.
With Bronson and Earl driving discussions of 2015’s merits, Alan The Chemist unveils a new track featuring both MCs. “Warlord Leather” features the attributes that make both artists, and their new albums, lovable. Earl rhymes about isolation, family issues, and a distrust of the world around him. Passing the guitar loop and hard drums over to Bam-Bam, the Atlantic Records star comes in dripping with pop culture references, a panning camera of images, cars and sex. Vastly different, the collabo works.
Is Alchemist the critical link in the chain between Odd Future, TDE, Most Dope, Outdoorsmen, and other crews?