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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Gangrene – “Driving Gloves” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Already this year, the Oh No/Alchemist rap duo Gangrene has pumped out a soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V called Welcome To Los Santos. As if that wasn’t enough, the two California rapper-producers, who’ve named their collaboration after the decomposition of body tissue, are releasing their third LP, You Disgust Me, this August. (We previously… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / July 17, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Stream The Alchemist Retarded Alligator Beats

California stoner-rap producer the Alchemist has released a mostly instrumental new album called Retarded Alligator Beats. Yes, it’s really called that. If the name doesn’t dissuade you from listening, it’s now streaming in full via Spotify. Over the course of 16 tracks, there’s a solitary guest on a single song — frequent Alchemist collaborator and… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Gangrene – “Hot Pillow” (Stereogum Premiere)

Producers/MCs the Alchemist and Oh No met back in 2010 and formed hip-hop psych project Gangrene. Since then, the duo has a slew of albums and EPs and brought together Earl Sweatshirt and Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring for the latest Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. “Hot Pillow” is the bonus track off their upcoming album… More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 7, 2015 - 10:58 am

Gangrene – “Play It Cool” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring & Earl Sweatshirt)

The 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V featured new music from a whole range of musicians, including Alchemist and Oh No, the psychedelically-inclined underground rap duo who go by the name Gangrene. A new PC version of the game is about to come out, and it’ll feature new Gangrene tracks inspired by the video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 10:41 am

Gangrene – “Vodka & Ayahuasca”

Gangrene is the duo of producer/rappers Oh No and Alchemist, and between the two of them, they’re responsible for a fairly absurd number of rock-hard bangers. In 2010, they released Gutter Water, a pretty underrated album of dense and fractured boom-bap, and they’ll follow it up with a new one called Vodka & Ayahuasca. Below,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012 - 4:40 pm