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

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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 talents. That album went platinum, and Alc would find a home on all forthcoming studio albums released by the duo.

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Of course, Alchemist and the late Prodigy forged a musical partnership of their own, including their 2013 collaborative project Albert Einstein. As recently as July of 2016, the two dropped new material, namely the previously unreleased “Mystic.” Nearly a year to the day later, the celebrated beatmaker has shared new music with Mobb Deep.

Today (July 21), The Alchemist and Budgie release The Good Book, vol. 2, which features a collaboration with Havoc and Bandana P. “Try My Hand,” as reported by Pitchfork, was shared as a standalone track on Alc’s SoundClound, reflecting the solemnity and admiration he (and many others) have been feeling since Prodigy’s untimely death last month. In his caption, Alan The Chemist wrote, simply, “For my brother.”

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“Y’all can’t f*ck with these bums’/They wanna test my aim and challenge my gun/The devil wanna try my hand, but God got a master plan,” P raps on the hook before launching into his verse. “You’re just a crumb on my plate, blown away if I breathe too hard/You’re like a comment on IG, nobody cares/Crawl back under that rock, the giants is here…

The Good Book, vol. 2 also features Royce 5’9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Action Bronson, Your Old Droog, Evidence, and more.