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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

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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

My 2010 Dilla Day Mix

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Tim Althaus

I don’t know if you guys were readers last year around this time, but I did this exact same thing. I am a huge fan of J Dilla; he is a huge inspiration to me. I actually made this mix on what would have been Dilla’s 36th birthday. I took a lot of time thinking about what tracks would go smoothly together, but I also thought about what tracks of his were among my favorites. The outcome? 23 tracks of straight unadulterated Jay Dee goodness.

I figured I would post this mix here because I really want everyone to be able to have it; it’s nothing big, but if one more person starts to listen to Dilla because of it, then I’ve done my job. James Yancey really was the king of the beats, and his presence is strongly missed in the music world. All of the tracks on this mix are either produced by or featuring J Dilla (with the exception of one).

(R.I.P. J Dilla February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006)

Tracklisting:

1.) Words from Ma Dukes

2.) Reality Check (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

3.) House of Flying Daggers (Raekwon) (Prod. By J Dilla)

4.) Raise it Up (Slum Village)

5.) Love Movin’ (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

6.) Stakes is High (De La Soul) (Prod. By J Dilla)

7.) Find a Way (A Tribe Called Quest) (Prod. By J Dilla)

8.) Diamonds (J Dilla)

9.) Let’s Grow (Royce Da 5’9″) (Prod. By J Dilla)

10.) It’s Dope (J Dilla)

11.) It’s Goin Down (Skillz) (Prod. By J Dilla)

12.) Gazillion Ear (DOOM) (Prod. By J Dilla)

13.) Gobstopper (J Dilla)

14.) Survival Test (Jaylib)

15.) Dynamite! (The Roots) (Prod. By J Dilla)

16.) Wild (J Dilla)

17.) Whip You With a Strap (Ghostface Killah) (Prod. By J Dilla)

18.) Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World) (Common) (Prod. By J Dilla)

19.) Move (Oh No) (Prod. By J Dilla)

20.) Secrets of the Sand (Jay Dee Remix) (MOOD)

21.) Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix) (Dabrye) (Feat. Phat Kat & JayDee)

22.) History (Mos Def) (Prod. By J Dilla)

23.) Paid Homage (Finale)

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Oh No, Ethiopium (Snippets Download)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I can’t believe I totally spaced this one yesterday. I was on Twitter when I caught Dr. No tweeting about leaking some material. He posted the link and I wanted to get to it, but it slipped my mind. If you don’t know, Oh No is Madlib’s brother (although that really shouldn’t be that relevant) and he’s one of the illest producers in the game. You may not know of Oh No highly, but you will in the future. No can make beats with the best cats in the game without question. If you haven’t heard his album Dr. No’s Oxperiment, you haven’t heard an amazing modern day beat tape. All of the work I’ve heard from Mr. No is far exemplary, and there’s no doubt I will continue to support his work to the fullest.

Download: Oh No, Ethiopium (Snippets)

Behind The Scenes On The “Under Siege” Video Shoot

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Monday, July 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Man this one had my ass rolling on the floor the whole time. This is some great behind the scenes footage from the Alchemist & Oh No (Gangrene) video “Under Siege”. It seems like all these cats do is clown around and smoke good weed (nothing wrong with that). You will see some guest appearences by Evidence and Scott Cann.

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Alchemist is Committing “Acts of Violence” with Oh No, Roc C & Crooked I

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Monday, June 29, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Here is the latest leak off of Alchemist’s upcoming album, Chemical Warfare. On this track he brings along Gangrene collaborator Oh No, Roc C & West Coast King Crooked I. This is a damn good track, and by the leak that we heard before (“Smile“) you can tell that ALC is bringing the heat when it comes to the beats on this album. I have noticed on every track as of late to that his words are getting pretty nasty as well. Follow me after the jump for the download and make sure you go to your local record store and grab Chemical Warfare on July 7th. Continue reading

Alchemist Talks About Upcoming Projects

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , on Sunday, June 21, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Nodfactor.com sat down with the mad chemist himself and talked about his upcoming projects. Alchemist talks about his upcoming solo effort Chemical Warfare (July 7th), and he gives us a little bit of insight as to what kind of guests we can expect. He also talks about production vs. rhyming. After Chemical Warfare he talks about his collaborative effort with Oh No which is entitled Gangrene (I’m going crazy waiting for it to drop), and how the process worked between himself and Oh No. He also talks a little bit about his group project, Step Brothers, with Evidence and gives us some insight into their chemistry. I am telling you personally that Gangrene and Step Brothers are two of my most highly anticipated projects in a long while.