The good folks at The Drum Broker on YouTube linked up with the legendary Alchemist to get into his creative process, sleep habits (or lack thereof) and his favorite equipment.
The awkward feeling when you feel like you should’ve known about an artist a long ass time ago.
I feel that way about the producer and the rapper here, as “Jazz Crimes” is a single from Bone Music, an EYRST Records collaboration between The Last Artful, Dodgr and Neill Von Tally (2015’s Fractures EP being their first). Portland MC The Last Artful, Dodgr (yes, there’s a comma) is an incredibly unique breath of fresh air while still giving you everything from Missy to Bone Thugs to ODB energy at the drop of a dime, and that’s just on this song. Songs like “Foreclosure” reveal her to be a capable MC who can also sing…pretty damn well, too. Get familiar if you’re not.
If you blink, you may miss the occasional (incredible) Skyzoo project falling out of nowhere. Here’s your warning shot. Skyzoo calls in !llmind for production on this single off of the upcoming Peddler Themes EP, which drops July 21st.
The Alchemist links up with west coast rapper Jay Worthy for this track off of their Fantasy Island EP, a project intended to have a visual for each of its seven songs.
Sean Price’s fourth studio album Imperius Rex drops August 8th and nothing could set the tone more perfectly and get real heads excited for more P than this Alchemist-produced title track.
In case you herbs needed a reminder, Peedi Crakk bends a corner to let the people know he’s still spittin’ like he did during the State Property days, if not even better. Crakk Kills is expected to be dropping sooner rather than later.
From the EP The Chants, Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart join forces with UK crooner Jamie Lidell for “U-N-I”, a soulful slow-burner that bangs like a 90’s R&B jam that you forgot about until now.
First, we have to acknowledge the obvious: any group that would name themselves after the greatest Internet meme of all time deserves at least one spin. The mysterious Cryface Jordan is a group that is trying to shed some light on gender neutrality with the aptly named “Neutral”. At first listen, I couldn’t really hone in on the subject matter and what they were trying to say, but it is a smooth ride either way. Enjoy.
I stumbled across this record while looking for another Sauce Money song from the 1990s and while this one dropped two years ago, the bars on this thing are absolutely vicious. There’s nothing more frustrating than a rapper who’s nice enough to sit back and collect residuals from ghostwriting gigs but who’s still hungry enough to drop an excellent record every couple of years. Give us an album, Sauce Muthafuckin’!
A$AP Ferg links up with Tory Lanez for a song designed for the turn up as a precursor to their Level Up Tour, which starts May 18th.