Posts Tagged ‘alchemist’

Take It Personal (Ep 23: The Weather Report) with Evidence

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

On episode 23, we’re joined by Evidence, who just released his 3rd solo album Weather or Not. We cover everything from his passion for photography to growing up with QDIII and Red Foo (LMFAO) as well as memories of making scrambled eggs with James “Sonny Corleone” Caan. We talk Rhymesayers, Kanye West, Dilated & Alchemist too. Is there another Step Brothers album in the works? Who are his favorite producers of all-time? What’s DJ Premier like to work with? We got the answers Sway. We even play a game of 6 degrees of Evidence.

In addition to a grip of Ev tracks, we have music from Apathy, Grand Analog, Skyzoo, Freddie Gibbs, J Dilla, A$AP Rocky, David Banner, Rapsody, Q-Tip, Kurious and Ghostface Killah. From all of us @ TIP, our hearts go out to all the family, friends and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The gun control conversation has to be discussed all day, everyday until change is finally made. The future is ours! We dedicate this episode to all our neighbors in Parkland and our good friend James Murphy. Rest in peace.

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No Marci Beaucoup (Roc Marciano)

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


​It’s no secret that I’m a huge Roc Marci fan. I hold that dude in high regard and he is responsible for me still giving a fuck about New York hip-hop these days. His first two albums are personal favorites of mine and I have no problem having that whole “modern classic” argument with anyone when it comes to Marcberg. I still haven’t taken Reloaded out of my car and its been over a year now. While most people are rocking Christmas tunes I’ll rock “We Ill,” “Death Parade” or “Deeper” as they are some marvelous winter anthems.

Last month, Roc blessed with the Pimpire Strikes Back mixtape just to get our feet wet for his 3rd official release. Some of it was met with mixed reviews as many of us weren’t used to Roc having this many co-pilots. After a few listens though, you could tell it was vintage Roc over melodic backdrops such as “”Sincerely Antique,” “Bruh Man,” “Sacrifice,”  or the Max B inspired “Ice Cream Man.” I loved the mixtape, as do most I believe. It was a little different than what we’ve come to expect but undeniably fresh.

Now that Marci Beaucoup has released I’ve given it my undivided attention and a handful of listens. Now, let me say off the bat it’s not nearly as disappointing as the title of this post. And by no means is it worthy of sleeping on, but I won’t front either, the shit ain’t what I expected nor what I would have wanted from Roc Marciano at this point. ​ My takeaway so far is this, yes if we’re ranking all of his releases and taking into account Pimpire, then this release right here is his Attack of the Clones. Last week Jay-Z ranked his albums and this album is definitely Roc’s Dynasty.


DJ Premier + Pete Rock + Q-Tip + Alchemist

Friday, November 8th, 2013

For the past month we’ve been putting in work gathering tracks from all 4 artists. Work of Mart contains 162 tracks, while The Alchemist Files contains 161, totaling over 9+ hours of music for both producers. We also think you’ll enjoy our Definitive Q-Tip,  featuring his greatest features and production. Of course, we can’t forget about Soul Brother #1,  Pete Rock, as we deliver over 5+ hours of his greatest work as well. As usual, we take all that in made available on Spotify and package them up for you to enjoy.

The Whooliganz – Make Way For The W (Snippets)

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

In anticipation of The Wholiganz shelved debut album, (which was supposed to come out on Tommy Boy back in 1993), to appear, we would like to present you a recently surfaced album snippets in a hope that full album will see the light of day.
Thanks to the philaflava TROY forum members mister_mo, Mad Human and all other people who got involved in sharing this.
Embed playlist is consisted of two files, side a & side b.


A1) It’s The Whoolies
A2) Get A Grip
A3) Time Goes On
A4) Put Your Handz Up (Prod. by DJ Lethal)
A5) Hit The Deck (Prod. by Baka Boyz)
A6) Back Off Me Yo
A7) Crackin Da Cranium

B1) Keep On (Prod. by T-Ray)
B2) Don’t Mean Nothing (Prod. by DJ Lethal)
B3) I Get Mine (Prod. by T-Ray)
B4) On The Reel (Prod. by Baka Boyz)
B5) Fat One (Prod. by Baka Boyz)
B6) Whooliganz (Prod. by Baka Boyz)


Maylay Sparks – Best of 1997-2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Longtime favorite and Philly underground legend puts together a best of compilation for your listening pleasure. Check it out and for more info on Maylay you can check him out here. –Philaflava



Mobb Deep – Dog Shit feat. Nas (prod. Alchemist)

Monday, April 4th, 2011

A quick drop for Monday morning. Here is the latest from freshly freed Prodigy alongside Havoc, Alchemist & Nas. I haven’t even listened to this yet, but I’m sure there are many dinosaurs curious to check this out. Let me know your thoughts. –Philaflava


Alchemist Talks About Listening to Stretch and Bobbito at Fat Beats LA

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

At 9:12, Alchemist talks about his records being at Fat Beats. Listening to Stretch and Bobbito and going to buy the records he would hear on the radio. He says that he was just listening to some old Stretch and Bobbito mixes show in his car with some Dutchmen, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger The Gambler that he would actually cop at Fat Beats.

Fat Beats ‘Till Infinity!!

— Thomas V

Planet Asia W/Gold Chain Military & DJ Babu @Fat Beats LA In-Store

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

On February 26, Fat Beats LA hosted a double In-Store for the releases of Planet Asia & Gold Chain Military – Chain Of Command and DJ Babu – The Beat Tape Vol.2. Led by Planet Asia(Fresno,CA), Killer Ben, Tristate(LA), and Sav Killz(Brooklyn,NY) of GCM performed tracks off their new album with DJ Babu on the turntables. The album features production from Alchemist, Large Professor, DJ Babu, Evidence, Masterkraftsmen, and more… GCM brings back real lyricism and style to hip-hop with the new album “Chain of Command“. Go Cop It!
Tash of Tha Alkaholiks and Prince Po of Organized Konfusion dropped by Fat Beats to show some love and they freestyled with GCM over Babu’s beat from The Beat Tape Vol.2.
— Thomas V
For More Videos, GCM @Youtube.

Bumpy Knuckles dissing Guru and Cormega

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Peace to Big Do over at Purehip-hop for posting this. If there is one rapper who doesn’t hold his tongue and can back it up, its Knuckles. Check the latest ether where Bumpy goes at Guru and Cormega. Tell us what you think. –Philaflava

Bumpy Knuckles – 81 Bars of Murder (prod. Alchemist)

Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 10

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Last month we were a little late with this so it’s only right we make up the difference by dropping this early. Volume 10 is full of heat rocks and should appeal to just about every kind of hip-hop fan out there. We got some new joints by Dynas, Baby Blak, Skyzoo, Ghostface, Masta Killa & Big Boi. Recently I discovered Fresh Daily and was taken back by his album that I had to lace ya’ll twice!

And if you forgot what its like to hear an emcee blackout make sure you listen to Ali’s “Best@it.” We appreciate feedback, good or bad so be sure to let us know what you love, hate or would like to hear on upcoming volumes.

And remember we’re always looking for gems to lace these compilations so be sure to email us heat @ And for coverage on current hip-hop make sure to visit our sister blog Steady Bloggin. Enjoy! –Philaflava

Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 10

1. Fresh Daily – Supaspectacular!
2. Bro Ali – Best@it feat. Freeway & Joell Ortiz
3. Sha Stimuli – Move Back feat. Freeway & Young Chris (prod. Just Blaze)
4. Dynas – The Future feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff
5. Baby Blak – Evolution (prod. L.G.)*
6. De La Soul – La La La
7. Fresh Daily – Video Gaming
8. Skyzoo – Return of The Real (prod. Just Blaze)
9. Raekwon – Surgical Gloves (prod. Alchemist)
10. Boycott Blues – Da Math feat. Consequence & Insight
11. O.C. & A.G. – Think About It
12. Masta Killa – Things Just Ain’t The Same
13. Dynas – Family Jewels feat. Slick Rick*
14. KRS-One & Buckshot – Oh Really? feat. Talib Kweli (prod. Marco Polo)
15. Ghostface Killah – Guest House feat. Fabolous
16. Big Boi – Fo Yo Sorrows feat. Too $hort & George Clinton

*T.R.O.Y Exclusive

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Catch up an all 10 volumes

Props to Strategy for assisting in the tagging of all these tracks and of course Kalel. The man who has been the mastermind behind all these dope album covers for the past 10 months.

Unfortunately, Volume 10 will be the last for Kalel. He’s blowin’ up, making moves and leaving us for bigger and better things. We wish him the best and want to thank him for everything he’s done for T.R.O.Y.