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Some weeks, I have to dig deep into the internet’s weirder recesses to find anything remotely worth writing about in this column. And some weeks, the deluge comes: A wave of mixtapes so good, and so varied, and so complicated that it almost doesn’t seem fair to pick one and then write about it. Thi… More »

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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…
Caitlin White | July 10, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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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 album…
Misha Sesar | July 7, 2015 - 10:58 am

The Alchemist – “Voodoo” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Always-busy stoner-rap producer the Alchemist is about to release a new mostly-instrumental album called -- swear to God -- Retarded Alligator Beats. The album only…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 10:53 am
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E-40 – “California” (Feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink)

We’ve heard a couple of great songs already from the Alchemist and Oh No’s Welcome To Los Santos: “Play It Cool,” Gangrene’s collab with Earl…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 4:54 pm

MNDR – “Lock & Load” (Feat. Killer Mike)

Nas' Mass Appeal imprint is quietly assembling an army of a roster with artists who can simply spit their asses off. As the label i…
Collin Robinson | April 2, 2015 - 11:55 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…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 10:41 am
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Action Bronson – “Big League Chew”

Action Bronson has shared a new track called "Big League Chew," which was featured on the latest episode of his web series Fuck That's Delicious.
James Rettig | February 3, 2015 - 7:32 pm
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Action Bronson & Danny Brown – “Bad News” (Prod. The Alchemist)

The newly re-released Grand Theft Auto V features a pile of new songs, and one of those songs is "Bad News," in which singular ra…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 10:23 am

Run The Jewels’ Meow The Jewels Campaign Enlists Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus, Baauer, & Boots

One of Run The Jewels' many joke deluxe editions for their upcoming sophomore album is Meow The Jewels, a recreation of the new record using…
James Rettig | October 8, 2014 - 9:49 pm
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Killer Mike & The Alchemist – “The Boonies”

Killer Mike has a great history with Williams Street, the production company behind Adult Swim. In fact if it wasn't for them giving him the…
Miles Bowe | April 10, 2014 - 5:42 pm
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Stream The Alchemist The Cutting Room Floor 3

The great rap producer the Alchemist has gone through a number of fascinating career phases in the past two decades: Teenage novelty, proven hitmaker, gutter-ra…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2013 - 9:41 am

The Alchemist x Action Bronson – “Diagnosis”

The clothing designer Dr. Romanelli, who repurposes vintage items into new things, has a new collection based on the Coca-Cola logo, and to promote it,…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Prodigy – “YNT” (Feat. Domo Genesis) Video

A few years ago, the veteran Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy linked with the producer Alchemist to release Return Of The Mac, a deeply excellent album…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Fat Fool” (Prod. By The Alchemist) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire has been teasing his upcoming mixtape Kismet for a bit now. And while we've heard songs like "Noble Drew Ali" and see…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 23, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Download Action Bronson’s Rare Chandeliers Extended Version

If you’re a fan of Action Bronson and the Alchemist’s collab-mixtape Rare Chandeliers and wish it was just a tiny bit longer, you are i…
Claire Lobenfeld | December 20, 2012 - 5:43 pm
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Download Action Bronson Rare Chandeliers Mixtape

For my money, Queens rap glutton Action Bronson released 2012's best mixtape months ago: Blue Chips, his team-up with Brooklyn producer Party Supplies. And now…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2012 - 12:50 pm
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Action Bronson – “The Symbol” Video

Pretty soon, New York underground wolf Action Bronson, one of the greatest rappers currently working, will release Rare Chandeliers, a full-length team-up with producer the…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 2:03 pm
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Download Domo Genesis & The Alchemist No Idols

For the first full-length Odd Future project since Channel Orange, Domo Genesis, the crew's resident sleepy-eyed stoner, has teamed up with the Alchemist, the vetera…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2012 - 8:52 am
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The Alchemist – “Flight Confirmation” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q) Video (NSFW)

Russian Roulette, the new album from veteran rap producer Alchemist, is a long and freaked collage of raps and found-sound splurges and bits of old…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2012 - 12:36 pm
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