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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. It won't appear on his forthcoming new album Mr. Wonderful. The track was produced by Alchemist, and Bronson raps over a soulful minimalist beat. The single artwork comes from… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015

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 rap bugout specialists (and former tourmates) Action Bronson and Danny Brown double-team a hectic Alchemist beat. These guys are, as ever, absolute characters, and it's a blast to hear them bounce… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014

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 nothing but cat sounds. The asking price for that edition is $40,000 and last month, someone began a Kickstarter to try and raise the money. (All the money… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014

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 creative freedom to make an album any way he wanted then he never would have hooked up with BFF El-P and the world would be a much gloomier place. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 10, 2014

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-rap stalwart, and on to his current run as a tripped-out underground stoner-rap elder. In the past year, he's released full-length collaborations with Mobb Deep's Prodigy and Detroit prospect Boldy James. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2013

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, he's tapped the great bleary-eyed rap producer the Alchemist to make "Diagnosis," an eight-minute rap innervision made partly from stitched-together Coke-commerical audio. Action Bronson shows up to strut through… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2013

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 of wizened soul-sampling New York tough talk. Prodigy and Alchemist have once again linked for a new collaborative album called Albert Einstein, and on the prettily slow-rolling track "YNT," they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2013

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 seen his video "Nightfall At The Thames," there was still no concrete information about if or when the full collection would actually come out. Finally, the project has a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 23, 2013

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 in luck. Just a month after its release (and being crowned Mixtape Of The Week), the duo deliver four bonus tracks to their already-exquisite project. If you haven't checked it… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 20, 2012

Mixtape Of The Week: Action Bronson Rare Chandeliers

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2012

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 Bronson has followed that one up with Rare Chandeliers, another full-length collaboration with a great rap producer: the Alchemist, one of the most consistent sources of bangers over the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2012

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 Alchemist. This is obviously awesome news. Director Rik Cordero's video for first single "The Symbol" is a self-conscious homage to hyperviolent '70s blaxploitation D-movies, and it stars Bronson a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012

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 veteran rap producer who has become something of a psych-rap visionary in recent years. Over the last couple of years, Domo has vastly improved as a rapper, and Alchemist i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012

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 Soviet propaganda. So it only makes sense that the video for the single "Flight Confirmation," which features on-fire verses from Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, is a sensory assault… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2012

Domo Genesis – “Elimination Chamber” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson)

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is niche marketing directly to you? So: Four rappers I like, all going in hard over a chorus-free spaced-out Alchemist beat, and then naming the result after one of my favorite annual WWE events: How am I not going to like this? It's over. I'm helpless. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012

The Alchemist – “Flight Confirmation” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q)

The Alchemist has been producing rap records for something like two decades now, going back to the days when he was in a major-label white-rap duo with a teenaged Scott Caan. Lately, he's been making increasingly psychedelic and mindbending tracks. And on the brand-new "Flight Confirmation," he brings in Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2012

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