The Alchemist wants you to rap or simply listen carefully to those heady joints he laced for the Extended Play (download) chart-topper, Covert Coup (with Curren$y). I, for one, am a fan of instrumental albums…this could very well stand alone.
Curren$y was on Tony Toca‘s radio show a few weeks ago and decided to drop some heavy words over some dark Alchemist shit. Makes you wish Covert Coup 2 was here already, huh? Yes, yes it does. Those synthesized 80′s foreign cop thriller theme musics make for a damned good contrast to Spitta’s laid back delivery, while helping to accentuate the abnormalities of his off-kilter phrasing/bar structure.
Bonus: Spitta pays homage to the late-great Pimp C with an acapella performance of Sweet Jones’ verse from UGK‘s “Dirty Money”…a cadence very much on the other end of his own.
Willie The Kid makes his imagery a little realer with the following product. One of the hardest joints off of The Cure 2. Maybe this will help Drake remember who the fuck he’s listening to and admiring so much (the white girls in the video will only help with that effort). Fuckin’ weirdo.
Gangrene‘s psych-hop trip, Vodka & Ayahuasca, dropped today. Expect no shortage of “unconventional” when these two guys, The Alchemist and Oh No, are bouncing through Camarillo in a mobile studio…built inside of a U-Haul truck…with ancient drugs from South America…and Russian spirits…and Jason Goldwatch behind the viewfinder…and Action Bronson on an upholstered chair. The army continues to grow…
Willie the Kid leaked a new cut produced by The Alchemist (he’s done a few beats, here and there) off his upcoming The Cure 2 EP, which is slated to drop mid-December. Fear not, there is a pre-cursor mixtape which will be out on Thanksgiving day — that makes for two highly anticipated projects for the holiday weekend.
Willie the Kid “Waste Not, Want Not”
And here’s bonus footy of WTK discussing the soon to be out EP.
Prodigy and Alchemist get the visual life injection from Jordan Tower Films for their early-2000 banger (which found its way to the 2nd disc of Free Agents). This track is pretty much the hardest shit you’ll ever hear in your life. Not only does it flip (reference and build upon) Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five‘s classic, “The Message”, in all arenas (even the beat sounds like the original put through the lens of a hallucinogenic nightmare), but it marks the birthplace of P’s more recent (ultra paranoid) sound, something abundantly toted on the HNIC2 and Product Of The 80′s albums, which came out a few years after “Serious”. Make molotovs to this.
“Serious (New Message)” (Produced by The Alchemist)
New N.O.R.E. super sinister, gutter ish featuring Cory Gunz. Alc laced him with some Elm Street-synth chase scene darkness!! We may have issues if you don’t fuck with this…because I believe that everyone went in…including the director of the video. Imagine trippin’ face while slithering through the back alleyway to a choice after-hours rap speakeasy – fisheye lens goggles and all that. Huh? Yeah. S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. coming soon.
Big week for fans of the Mobb. First, there are two EP’s dropping a day apart from each other: tomorrow, we get the first Prodigy project since his arrival back home, The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP (in conjunction with Complex), followed by the Covert Coup EP as put together by Curren$y and The Alchemist on 4/20 Wednesday (on which Prodigy makes a cameo). Check back soon for the links.
In the meantime, and secondly, Complex conducted a rather lengthy interview with P, as a follow-up to his newly released autobio, My Infamous Life. Click here for a link to P divulging on his deading past beefs with Nas, Jay-Z, and Saigon (at least his lack of interest in continuing with the latter), his initial thoughts on the Wu and Biggie (as in he was supposed to be on “Last Dayz” but felt dude was corny and passed on the opportunity), Capone supposedly testifying against Hav’s brother Killa Black, fights with Lakey The Kid and N.O.R.E., and more. Makes you want to pick that book up, ASAP.
For some audio goodness, check out this unreleased Mobb banger from 5 years ago (as confirmed by the real Havoc, and not his various online clones). It appears on the latest DJ Kay Slay mixtape endeavor, The Strength Of The Gesture. But for those not fully versed in the group’s catalog, this track was originally released on the compilation The Safe Is Cracked in 2009 under the title “What Goes On”.