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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week’s countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify.
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Stream Zack Fox’s Debut Album Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me Feat. The Alchemist, Kenny Beats, & More

The rapper and comedian Zack Fox has a rare gift for saying wild shit. Fox, who started out being funny on Twitter, has repeatedly gone viral thanks to tracks like his Kenny Beats collaborations “Square Up” and “Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression),” as well as his all-star tribute to Three 6 Mafia’s “Slob On My Knob.” In recent months, Fox has collaborated with people like Bfb Da Packman and Fabo. Today, out of nowhere, Fox has released his debut album Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me. On first li...
Tags: Music, Fox, Mafia, New Music, The Alchemist, Kenny, Zack Fox, Kenny Beats, Bfb Da Packman, Fabo Today

Everything About The Rock’s First Official Rap Verse Is Funny

I can still remember hearing that Wyclef Jean was going to have the Rock on his single. This was 21 years ago, when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was on his fourth or fifth reign as WWF World Champion. The Rock wasn’t a movie star yet — he’d make his debut as a terrible CGI effect in The Mummy Returns a year later — but he already seemed like he might be the coolest person on earth. The Rock had been a shit-talking, egocentric heel who’d become a crowd favorite simply because he was so good at egoce...
Tags: Music, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, Wyclef Jean, Freddie Gibbs, Status Ain't Hood, The Alchemist, Lil Durk, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Wyclef, G Herbo, Tech N9ne, Bruiser Brigade, 21 Savage, Joey Cool, King Iso

Conway The Machine – “Piano Love” (Prod. The Alchemist)

Conway really is a machine. The Griselda rapper has already released two full-length albums this year, La Maquina and the Big Ghost LTD collab If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed. He’s already announced the next one, God Don’t Make Mistakes, his debut album for Eminem’s Shady Records. And today, he’s sharing its lead single.
Tags: Music, Eminem, New Music, The Alchemist, Conway, La Maquina, Griselda

Stream The Alchemist’s New EP This Thing Of Ours 2 Feat. Vince Staples, Danny Brown, More

Once again, veteran rap producer the Alchemist is having a big year. He made Haram with Armand Hammer. He made Bo Jackson with Boldy James. In April, Alchemist released his EP This Thing Of Ours, which featured rappers like Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue rapping over his beats. Today, Alchemist has released the sequel, which features another set of woozily beautiful beats and another set of beautifully chosen collaborators.
Tags: Music, Vince Staples, New Music, The Alchemist, Mike, Bo Jackson, Danny Brown, Navy Blue, Haram, Mavi, Bruiser Brigade, Zelooperz, Fat Ray, Bruiser Wolf, J.U.S, Steel Tipped Dove

The $uicideboy$ Circus Comes To Town

About halfway into last night’s stop on the $uicideboy$’ Grey Day tour — after Ramirez, before Night Lovell — the Richmond crowd started up a chant: “Suck my dick! Suck my dick!” Men chanted it. Women chanted it. Children probably chanted it. As far as I could tell, nothing in particular set the chant off. The massive crowd wasn’t mad at any one person. It wasn’t visibly horny, either. Instead, this was just a few thousand motherfuckers excited to be out on a warm night, yelling cusswords into t...
Tags: Music, Giggs, Richmond, Status Ain't Hood, The Alchemist, Ramirez, Denzel Curry, Mavi, Pouya, Turnstile, Rhys Langston, Uicideboy, Night Lovell, Bandgang Lonnie Bands, Est Gee, C Biz

The Alchemist – “Miracle Baby” (Feat. Mavi)

The Alchemist, a man who has been in rap music for literally 30 years, is on a serious run right now. Thus far in 2021, Alchemist has been the sole producer of two of the year’s best rap albums, Armand Hammer’s Haram and Boldy James’ Bo Jackson. And Alc has also done some work on his own. Back in April, Alchemist released his EP This Thing Of Ours, which included collaboration with rappers like Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue. Next week, he’ll release the sequel.
Tags: Music, New Music, The Alchemist, ALC, Haram, Mavi, Armand Hammer, Daniel Reagan, Boldy James Bo Jackson, Navy Blue Next

Boldy James & Ka’s Majestic Psychedelic Rap Journeys

Boldy James and Ka are two very different artists. Boldy is from Detroit, Ka from Brooklyn. Boldy forges long-term creative partnerships with producers and peers, while Ka prefers to do just about everything on his own. Boldy raps in a disconnected snarl, alternately bragging and lamenting about his time in the drug game. Ka raps in an empathetic mutter, looking hard at the institutional racism and poverty that leads so many people to the drug game in the first place. If Google is correct, Ka is...
Tags: Google, Music, Detroit, Status Ain't Hood, The Alchemist, Ka, Roc Marciano, Boldy James, Money Man, Drakeo The Ruler, Flee Lord, Stove God Cook, Foolio, Clavish, Young Slo-Be, Brooklyn Boldy

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week’s countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify.
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Stream Boldy James & The Alchemist’s Excellent New Album Bo Jackson

Laconic Detroit rapper Boldy James and veteran LA producer the Alchemist are both on unbelievable hot streaks right now. Last year, Boldy James released a mind-boggling four full-length albums. All of them were very good. A couple of them were great. One of the great ones — one of last year’s best rap albums, in fact — was the Alchemist collaboration The Price Of Tea In China. The Alchemist, meanwhile, is coming off of the great albums that he made with Freddie Gibbs and Armand Hammer. Today, Bo...
Tags: Music, La, China, Detroit, Freddie Gibbs, Earl Sweatshirt, New Music, The Alchemist, Roc Marciano, Curren$y, Bo Jackson, Alchemist, Boldy James, Benny the Butcher, Stove God Cook, Armand Hammer Today Boldy

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist – “Falling Out the Sky” Ft. Earl Sweatshirt (Video)

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist release an experimental film for the Earl Sweatshirt-featured “Falling Out the Sky” off their universally acclaimed new album Haram.The post Armand Hammer & The Alchemist – “Falling Out the Sky” Ft. Earl Sweatshirt (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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The Alchemist – “This Thing of Ours” (EP Review)

This is the 9th EP from Beverly Hills producer, DJ & emcee The Alchemist. Coming up as 1/2 of The Whooliganz in 1993 with Scott Caan, the disbanded a year later after recording a debut album that eventually got shelved & Scott went onto acting. Mudfoot however, quickly established himself as a household name in hip hop production by working with a handful of the culture’s most iconic names ranging from Mobb Deep to Eminem. Last thing we heard from him solo wise was The Food Villain back in Octo...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Beverly Hills, Jazz, The Alchemist, Scott, Earl, Haram, Scott Caan, Armand Hammer, Navy Blue Earl Sweatshirt, Boldy James Sideshow, Maxo Pink Siifu

Quelle Chris & The Alchemist Team Up On “Iron Steel Samurai”

Celebrating 10 years of Mello Music Group.
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Jack Harlow Is Going To Be A Star, Whether Or Not He Ever Becomes A Great Rapper

When Jack Harlow was 12 years old, he decided that he wanted to become the best rapper in the world. He didn't know how he'd do it, so he went the natural route: He asked his mom what to do. Harlow's mother had just read Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, so she told Harlow that he needed … More »
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Boldy James & The Alchemist – “Pots And Pans” (Feat. The Cool Kids & Shorty K)

There's at least some chance that Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist's Alfredo, while excellent, isn't the best Alchemist-produced rap album to come out in 2020. A few months before Alfredo, the Alchemist teamed up with the hardbitten Detroit rapper Boldy James, a longtime collaborator, and released a tense and entrancing LP of seen-it-all … More »
Tags: Music, Detroit, Freddie Gibbs, The Alchemist, Alfredo, Boldy James, The Cool Kids, Shorty K

The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while the rest of us slowly lost our minds in lockdown. And then, just as things finally seemed to be returning to some shattered semblance of normalcy, cities all … More »
Tags: Music, Tame Impala, Jay-z, Bob Dylan, Charli Xcx, Sorry, Envy, Grimes, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Caribou, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Freddie Gibbs, Braids, Arca

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather. At this point, I've seen dozens of videos of police beating and manhandling and pepper-spraying and tear-gassing demonstrators while wispy clouds drift lazily across clear blue skies. I wasn't out … More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
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Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – “Alfredo” (Album Review)

Freddie Gibbs is a 37 year old emcee from Gary, Indiana that started out in 2004 with his debut mixtape Full Metal Jackit. Interscope Records would eventually sign him in 2006, but he left shortly after without releasing a full-length debut. This was made up for with the mixtapes The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs & Str8 Killa No Filla, which would catch the attention of Jeezy & land Freddie a contract with CTE World in 2011. This didn’t last long though, as Gibbs would leave CTE the following y...
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Stream Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist’s Surprise New Album Alfredo

Yesterday, Indiana rap hardhead Freddie Gibbs and veteran producer the Alchemist both started teasing something on social media. Now we know what that something is: a whole new collaborative album called Alfredo. What a welcome surprise! … More »
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Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – “1985”

Hey, some good news! Freddie Gibbs is one of our greatest rappers. The Alchemist is one of our greatest producers. Both of them do amazing work when they can team up with someone else for a full album. And now the two of them have made an album together. We won't have to wait long … More »
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Boldy James & The Alchemist – “Slow Roll” (Video)

Boldy James & The Alchemist debut the visuals for “Slow Roll” off their new album The Price of Tea in China.
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Earl Sweatshirt – “Whole World” (Feat. Maxo)

For a few years, Earl Sweatshirt seemed to be sealing himself off from the rest of the rap universe, only existing within his own hazy aesthetic universe alongside likeminded travelers like MIKE and Navy Blue. In recent months, though, Earl seems to be reemerging and finding a different sense of community, especially since he released … More »
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Protect Scarface

"I been to the point where I felt like I was gonna die, bro," says Scarface. His thundering old-testament voice creaks and catches, a desiccated echo of its usual self. His eyes are watery and bloodshot, and his face is lined. He's got on a baseball cap and no shirt, and his camera is pointed … More »
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Stream Conway The Machine & The Alchemist’s LULU EP

Veteran rap producer the Alchemist has been making truly incredible rap music for a very long time, and every time he hunkers down with a single rapper for a collaborative project, it demands your attention. Earlier this year, Alchemist and introspective Detroit hardnose Boldy James came out with The Price Of Tea In … More »
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