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Jack Harlow Is Going To Be A Star, Whether Or Not He Ever Becomes A Great Rapper

When Jack Harlow was 12 years old, he decided that he wanted to become the best rapper in the world. He didn't know how he'd…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2020 - 1:28 pm

Album List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while…
Stereogum | June 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

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Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather.
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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Boldy James & The Alchemist – “Pots And Pans” (Feat. The Cool Kids & Shorty K)

There's at least some chance that Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist's Alfredo, while excellent, isn't the best Alchemist-produced rap album to come out in 2020.
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2020 - 12:17 pm

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Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather.
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2020 - 12:47 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | May 29, 2020 - 4:36 pm

Stream Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist’s Surprise New Album Alfredo

Yesterday, Indiana rap hardhead Freddie Gibbs and veteran producer the Alchemist both started teasing something on social media. Now we know what that something is:…
Peter Helman | May 29, 2020 - 12:02 am

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – “1985”

Hey, some good news! Freddie Gibbs is one of our greatest rappers. The Alchemist is one of our greatest producers. Both of them do amazing…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Whole World” (Feat. Maxo)

For a few years, Earl Sweatshirt seemed to be sealing himself off from the rest of the rap universe, only existing within his own hazy…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2020 - 9:07 am

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Protect Scarface

"I been to the point where I felt like I was gonna die, bro," says Scarface. His thundering old-testament voice creaks and catches, a desiccated…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2020 - 11:32 am

Stream Conway The Machine & The Alchemist’s LULU EP

Veteran rap producer the Alchemist has been making truly incredible rap music for a very long time, and every time he hunkers down with a…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2020 - 10:30 am

Conway The Machine & The Alchemist – “Shoot Sideways” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

Conway The Machine is maybe the straight-up hardest rapper in Griselda, the surging Buffalo rap crew currently resurrecting the bloodthirsty spirit of late-'90s street rap.
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2020 - 10:58 am

Watch Boldy James Freestyle With Kenny Beats & The Alchemist

If you ever get a chance to hang out in a room with two or more rap producers, do that immediately. Do not hesitate. It's…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2020 - 4:38 pm

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Boldy James & The Alchemist Made A Hard-Hearted, Cold-Blooded Rap Masterwork

Less than 30 seconds into his new album, the Detroit rapper Boldy James murmurs the kind of line that can rattle around in your head…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2020 - 12:20 pm

Boldy James – “Surf & Turf” (Feat. Vince Staples) Video

The Detroit rapper Boldy James has been making stark, dead-eyed street-life music for a long time now; we put him in our old Mixtape Of
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

"From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music," the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening,…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2019 - 12:41 pm
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