ScHoolboy Q, Westside Gunn & Conway Stick A Fork In The Competition Over An Alchemist Production (Video)
Today (October 25) is The Alchemist’s birthday. The legendary producer, DJ, and artist has had the Midas touch in Hip-Hop for over 20 years, across the Rap landscape. From California to a New York City tenure, and an eventual return to the Cali’ sunshine, ALC has made so many unforgettable records. Prodigy, Jadakiss, Nas, and so many others have those golden beats in their discography. Additionally, Al has co-founded Gangrene and Stepbrothers, as well as overseen the Durag Dynasty crew’s music.
However, on his birthday, Alan The Chemist releases a colorful, high-energy video to one of his best songs in years. “Fork In The Pot” crosses the coast to include ScHoolboy Q, Westside Gunn, and Conway The Machine.
Gunn opens the track with drums, recalling his days cooking up. Those punchy words become the song’s catchy chorus. Gunn’s brother and Griselda Records teammate Conway follows with a confident verse that locks in over Al’s drum pattern. In a quieter year for ScHoolboy Q, the L.A. MC finds the groove of the song and looks back to his hustles as the perfect metaphor for making addictive Rap music. He sounds great alongside the two MCs from Buffalo, New York. These are artists who take the craft of rapping seriously, but apply their years in the street to hustling dope tracks.
Video director Jason Goldwatch pulls from mixed media, including footage of the song’s artists, Seinfeld, professional bodybuilding, softcore, some classic ’70s cinema, commercials, and industrial footage.