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Alchemist and Boldy James Release ‘The Price Of Tea In China’ Deluxe Edition Album

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Legendary producer Alchemist and Boldy James have today released the deluxe edition to their critically acclaimed album The Price Of Tea In China that dropped back in February on ALC Records. While the original 12-track version of this album featured longtime collaborators Freddie Gibbs, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Vince Staples and Griselda’s Benny The Butcher, […]

Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist Tag Team for New Album ‘Alfredo’

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Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist surprised fans on Thursday with the announcement of today’s new drop, Alfredo. The new joint album is a compact 10 tracks and features Tyler, The Creator, Rick Ross, Benny, The Butcher, and Conway The Machine. The album is led by the single “1985,” which premiered with a new Nick Walker-directed […]

The Art Of The Production Album

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The Nas classic Illmatic showed how you can hand pick an all-star line up of producers to craft a soundscape that can perfectly fit the picture that the lyricist is trying to make. But what happens when a producer tries to do the same and assemble a line up of different rappers to make their […]

The Alchemist Drops New EP ‘Lunch Meat’ This Friday

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Veteran producer The Alchemist, known for his works with Mobb Deep, Dilated Peoples, Eminem, various LOX members and Nas, has a production portfolio as long and as impressive as anyone to ever touch an MPC. Managing to keep a consistent relevance in hip-hop spanning decades has proven to be a tough chore for even the […]

Jay Worthy & The Alchemist Joint Project Drops Today

A few weeks the West Coast rap star Jay Worthy teamed up with super-producer The Alchemist for the single from now available Fantasy Island. “Stepping Out” featuring Sha Hef gave a jazzy intro to the project. The Alchemist provides smooth and easy-flowing foundation for Worthy’s reminiscing lyrics: “All my n—-s looking rich/but we came from them times/didn’t […]

Watch Action Bronson’s Breakfast Club Interview

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V1coPqIzCY   With the release of his debut album today Mr. Wonderful, Action Bronson stopped by the Breakfast Club with the Alchemist to discuss tastes, travels, and favorite tracks from his project.  Watch the interview above. Advertisement     – Def Soul (DefSoulNJ)

16 Knapp Provides Hip-Hop With Some International Flavor

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Norwegian music producer 16 Knapper has spent years as a graffiti artist and skateboarder but after a lifestyle change and armed with his beloved MPC and a collection of records, he now humbly considers himself just another bedroom music producer. Influenced by the likes of J Dilla, Araabmuzik, The Alchemist and more; 16 Knapper’s fusion […]

Schoolboy Q – Break The Bank (Prod. by The Alchemist)

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Schoolboy Q unveils the official artwork for his upcoming ‘Oxymoron’ album, as well as a track called ‘Break The Bank’. It is produced by The Alchemist. The LP will be hitting stores on February 25th and can be pre-ordered on iTunes. Stream the track below. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/130578730″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Advertisement

Roc Marciano Releases ‘The Pimpire Strikes Back’

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Veteran rapper Roc Marciano hits the streets with his new project. “The Pimpire Strikes Back” serves as the prelude to Roc’s next studio album coming towards the end of the year. Roc goes in on the 16-track project with production credits from Madlib, Lord Finesse, The Alchemist, Evidence and Roc himself. Roc keeps his pimp […]

Action Bronson & The Alchemist Link Up For “Diagnosis”

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In light of Dr. Romanelli’s recent clothing line with Coca-Cola, The Alchemist and Action Bronson decided to hit the studio to stir up an ode to the soft drink. The eight-minute track features samples of past Coke jingles over an mixture of beats. Action Bronson chimes in at the three-minute mark to lay down a […]

The Source Presents: The 10 Best Albums of 2013 (Thus Far)

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June has almost come to a close and now that 2013 has gone into the second half, we take a look at the notable albums that have left their mark in the game. The momentum in the hip-hop industry has rapidly increased over the course of 2013. With colossal releases from some of the biggest […]

Hodgy Beats Releases “Untitled 2” Artwork

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Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats is set to release a new EP this summer. His first EP featured productions from the likes of The Alchemist, Flying Lotus, and Juicy J. Hodgy Beats’ Untitled 2, which boasts artwork inspired by the popular Odd Future doughnut, is set for a June 1st release. It will be available via […]