Posts Tagged ‘The Alchemist’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 9: The Calm Before The Storm)

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Episode 9 might be titled the Calm Before The Storm, but it’s anything but. Our next show will be a DJ Premier tribute, so we wanted to take a short break from the tributes and get back to the traditional potpourri show. Special guest, Aaron Wade, sat in with us as we discussed and dissed each other’s Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore. We also announced the winner of our Evolution of The B-Boy Sticker pack contest and play some ridiculously dope music from Mobb Deep, Jeru The Damaja, Brand Nubian, Kool G. Rap, Gang Starr, Ice Cube, Das EFX, People Under The Stairs, Insight, J-Zone and Supastition. Plus, we threw in some new jawns by King Magnetic, Kendrick Lamar and a special K-Def/DJ 360 Beneficence remix. So, while you’re listening. think of who you’d put on your Mount Rushmore and then share your picks with us in the comment section. RIP Don Rickles!

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VIDEO: Meyhem Lauren – Hate

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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I’ve been bumping the fuck outta Piatto D’oro and this jawn happens to be on that just makes me feel a little something extra in the whip. Peace to Meyhem and Super Dave for this one.  –Philaflava


T.R.O.Y. Blog Presents – Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 22

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Our big bro The T.R.O.Y. blog just released #22 in the series.  This time around T.R.O.Y. and Certified Dope Apparel combine to bring you the latest compilation featuring Ka, Action Bronson, Roc Mariciano, Da Buze Bruvaz, 14k, Prodigy, Organized Konfusion and De La Soul to name a few. Check out their collabo tees (link below) as well.



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Willie The Kid – Medusa Ft. Action Bronson & Roc Marciano (Prod By The Alchemist)

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Alchemist continues to effortlessly glide through an unfuckiwatble zone, with some usual suspects along for company. I gotta give Willie credit here as well, he holds his own alongside two people who are generally better rappers. But Bronson still steals the show with the double punch of the shirmp/shit line and the Hiroyuki Sakai namedrop.


STREAM: The Alchemist – Flight Confirmation Ft Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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To answer the obvious question – no Alchemist does not rap on this, he wisely leaves that to the people who are actually good at it. But he does make mean use of a very old Eastern European pop sample.

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Saigon – The Greatest Rapper You Never Heard

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
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It’s sad that it’s come to this. It’s been almost 10 years since I first heard of Saigon. I covered his first vinyl single “Say Yes” back in 2001 for a now-defunct underground hip-hop website ran by a fat fuck with a Napoleonic complex and imaginary wife. It was also the year of the Jay-Z-Nas beef and a million subliminals, but there was something to Saigon that kept me intrigued. He had a certain intangible quality that made you wanna track down everything he’s ever done and cherish it. Back then I described him as “An artist whose whole style is throwback with a razor-sharp new millennium swagger.” Maybe it’s the rap nerd in us (me) that makes us (….me) compare all new rappers to those that came before. The desire to designate lineage, to determine who influenced who, and how. With Sai, he combined everything that was great about hip-hop to me: the street storytelling techniques of Kool G Rap, the intelligent lyricism of Nas, the intricate rhyme patterns of Rakim and the unbridled passion of 2Pac. To boot, he even had the undisputed credibility to speak about the lifestyle he vividly detailed in both sorrow and glorification.

In my own opinion, he was the most talented rapper to debut in the 00s. (more…)