Archive for Alchemist

Step Brothers (Evidence x Alchemist) Will Release Lord Steppington in 2013

Posted in Album Update, Video with tags , , , , on Friday, January 4, 2013 by Tim Althaus

First off, let me say that I can’t believe I’m writing this post; this project had almost reached Detox status for me.I realize that both of these dudes have been extremely busy over the last couple of years, but damn…

I feel as though all of my Hip-Hop prayers have been answered. I just peeped this video the other day on Ev’s twitter, and it got my super excited. I’ve been waiting for an Evidence and Alchemist full-length since they mentioned their Step Brothers project back in 2009. What makes this project even more special? It’s being released through Rhymesayers Entertainment – talk about dope. There are a few assumptions that I can make about Lord Steppington: First, the beats are going to be raw;  the equivalent of having your skin scraped off after a fall on the pavement. Second, the album is going to be chocked full of humor; we all know that Evidence and Alchemist are hilarious dudes.

Here’s a little taste of what to expect:

Mind Inversion Exclusive: Lucas Dix Weighs in on Hip-Hop in 2012

Posted in Year in Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Tim Althaus

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Top 10 Albums (no particular order)
Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, m.a.a.d. City
“Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Kendrick Lamar has the Outkast factor.  I can listen to his songs, intently focusing on the lyrics while getting lost in the scenes he vividly describes, or I can zone out, not pay attention to what he’s saying and dance to the beat while singing along with the incredibly infectious hooks.  GKMC feels like 3 Stacks and Big Boi rolling through Compton with Caine and O-Dog from Menace II Society.

Standout Tracks:  Money Trees, Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe, The Art of Peer Pressure, Swimming Pools (Drank), The Recipe Continue reading

9FIVE x Alchemist: Yacht Rock

Posted in News with tags , , on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Dylan Isensee

Alchemist dropped a 12 minute album today through the sunglass company 9Five. It consists of two tracks and has the likes of Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Oh No, Blu, Chuck Inglish, and Big Twins. 9Five also released a couple pairs of glasses exclusive to the project, and with them comes the vinyl for Yacht Rock. You can download the project here.

Album Review: Gangrene, Vodka & Ayahuasca

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 2, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Before Alchemist and Oh No released Gutter Water, I wasn’t sure what to think; any time that two producing emcees collaborate on a project, I’m almost certainly going to compare their effort to Champion Sound by Jaylib. I still remember picking up my copy of Gutter Water the day that it came out, and I also remember being completely blown away. There was one immediate thought that came to my mind: Should I pour bleach into my ears to clean out the filth that I had just been subject to? Listening to Gutter Water is the equivalent of bathing in raw sewage without putting in ear plugs. On Vodka & Ayahuasca, Oh No and Alchemist casually continue the trend of mind marauding with pavement pounding beats and raised rhyming skills. Continue reading

Video: Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No), “Vodka & Ayahuasca Will Blow Your Mind”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Alan the Chemist and Oh No have teamed up to release a sophomore LP to follow up their 2010 debut Gutter Water. From the sounds of “Vodka & Ayahuasca Will Blow Your Mind”, things really haven’t changed a whole lot since Gutter Water; this album is going to be based around super dope beats and grimey ass lyrics. The video doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, but in the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter. You can jump over to Amazon to pre-order Vodka & Ayahuasca here.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Alchemist Talks: Chemical Warfare, Step Brothers, Hats & Ping Pong

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Man, every time Alchemist says something he makes me laugh my ass off. He’s probably one of the funniest guys in Hip-Hop. You should definitely watch this one for a few good laughs. AL talks about his new album Chemical Warfare (in stores now), his collaboration with Evidence (Step Brothers), the hats that he wears in the game & how he is ridiculous at ping pong. Fucking love it.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Fashawn & Alchemist, The Antidote (Mixtape) (Download)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

The Antidote

This is what I am talking about. Thank you Shake. Here is some material to hold you over until Boy Meets World hits the shelves on October 20th. This is an 11 track mixtape with Fash on the mic, and ALC on the production boards. Good Lord, this shit is going to go hard as hell. I have it downloading at this very moment, and you should to. Follow me after the jump for the tracklist and download link. Continue reading