If you haven’t been paying attention today the mega producer The Alchemist just released an insane beat album featuring some of the most monstrous beats you’ll ever hear. As a true fan of Alchemist I can say this is no surprise as he always goes the extra mile with making sure the sounds in his productions are on point. It features a story that continues throughout an ongoing hardcore grab bag of beats ranging from 1-3 minute bangers that all cohesively flow together. Like all of his albums he made sure that each track has its own dominant theme whether that be a heavy piano cord, ill sample that’ll take you to a dreamy place, or a sick drum pattern that’ll make your head ring. After putting in much work in the studio with the heavy-hitter Action Bronson I’m sure this will make go down in hip-hip history.
As soon as the album comes on he hits you over the head with some head rattling horns and King Kong drums on the track “Arrival”. He then moves forward with the track titled “Bone Thugs N’ Haifa which features a dope synths that’ll give you a hardcore Bone Thugs N’ Harmony sound while overlaying some ill drums on top. BTNH sounds like something you’ll hear the modern day Knight Rider bumping in Kitt.
Shortly after that track ends he jumps into a military cadence introducing the first song in the four part collage segment of his album with the song “Sunrise”. Then without any notice at all he bangs off on “Popeye The Pimp” the second part of the collage segment of the album. I love that title haha especially considering that he uses samples from both Popeye and a real life pimp saying, “Now you know the rules to the game your bitch just chose me”. Not only is this hysterical it’s amazing to see how he goes about mixing the two together to make a mastermind beat. Following that awesomeness he drives right into “Rush Hour” featuring a groovy guitar number with samples from what sounds like a revolution. Right after that’s over he dives into the “Sunset” track ending the journey of the four part collage on a good note. Clearly by utilizing melodies that’ll make you travel to a good place far beyond this galaxy.
Moving forward he continues to blaze his creativity throughout the project by going nuts on the track “Chetzi” with a wild ass sample featuring guest samples from 50 Cent and Jay-Z. Not only does this add atmosphere to the album but it sets your brain up for the mindless travel through time with “The Type”. I can go on and on about this album and how artistic and ahead of it’s time it is but I’ll let you continue to rock out at “Turn This Sh*t Up Pt. 1″ all the way off to “Departure”.
Overall this album is pretty solid and I’d definitely recommend this to the true hip-hop heads and any MC’s that dare take on the challenge to rap on these monster beats as this album can almost serve as Rapper’s Best Friend 4. It features a gang of cultural influences musically which is dope in itself and will definitely test your mind to what your hearing. So be sure to support the big homie The Alchemist and pick up his latest release Israeli Salad, it’s a banger.
Play this and crank your stereo up mang!9
Creativity score 10
Production score 9
Composition score 9