Schoolboy Q is back with another bangin’ single titled, “Break The Bank,” which will be featued on the Los Angeles native’s highly anticipated LP, Oxymoron. The Alchemist does the honor’s for the song’s production and delivers a raw and bouncy instrumental. Q does what he does best and goes to work by lacing the track with his signature aggressive flow and street inspired rhymes. It’s all about the “come up” on this one as the TDE rapper takes a moment to reflect on his early struggles which eventually helped him to achieve success in the music industry.
Check out the official artwork for, Oxymoron, which actually features two different versions. The standard edition will feature Q’s daughter while the deluxe sports the rapper in a white Kangol hat and ski mask.
Alchemist is in the works to release his latest compilation project, The Cutting Room Floor 3, which will feature a number of unreleased tracks with Nas, Havoc, Kool G. Rap, 50 Cent and much more. At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be a release date yet available but let’s keep our fingers crossed that the producer decides to bless fans sometimes before the end of the holiday season.
Here’s a new visual from Eminem’s recent performance at BBC’s Maida Vale studios for Radio 1. With a full band behind him and Alchemist on the turntables, Slim Shady decided to serve up a live rendition of his classic hit, “Stan,” which is featured on the Detroit native’s timeless album The Marshall Mathers LP.
Evidence and Alchemist release their first official single, “Step Master,” which will be featured on the duo’s forthcoming Lord Steppington LP. The visual finds both artists out on the streets and engaging each other in a number of random competitions which include egg tossing, who can keep their hands in a bucket of ice the longest, beer chugging and more. Take a look at the humorous music video which was directed by Jason Goldwatch.
The Alchemist and Evidence gear up to finally release their anticipated collaborative project entitled Lord Steppington. The Step Brothers have made mention of the album in year’s past and have now decided to bless fans with its release on January 14 courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment. Take a look as the official artwork was unveiled today along with a new song titled “Ron Carter” which will not be showcased on the album. For all the details, check out the tracklist information provided and be on the look out for the LP’s first single and music video which is set to drop on November 19.
1.) “More Wins”
2.) “Dr. Kimble”
3.) “Byron G” f/ Domo Genesis & The Whooliganz (produced by Evidence)
4.) “Legendary Mesh”
5.) “No Hesitation” f/ Styles P
6.) “Swimteam Rastas”
7.) “Mums In The Garage” f/ Action Bronson
8.) “See The Rich Man Play” f/ Roc Marciano
9.) “Banging Sound” f/ Fashawn
10.) “Step Masters”
11.) “Tomorrow” f/ Rakka Iriscience & Blu
12.) “Draw Something” f/ Oh No
13.) “Buzzing Away”
14.) “Just Step”
Karmaloop TV catches up with the creative duo Prodigy and Alchemist out in Atlanta for A3C 2013. Live from what they repeatedly describe only as a horrid and shitty restroom, P and ALC give humorous some commentary during a short Q&A session and get into their chemistry in the studio, if they have any new music in the works for fans and explain why no other artist’s music can compare to their unique sound.
Long-time collaborators, friends and Step Brothers members Evidence and The Alchemist release a new instrumental titled “Nothing To See/Hear.” Though the new promotional track will not be featured on the duo’s upcoming Lord Steppington project, EV and ALC instead decide to release it for free to accompany Evidence’s latest clothing collaboration with Diamond Supply. Listen as the first half of the track features a instrumental laced with a mellow boom-bap vibe and a interesting choice for a vocal sample from an old 50 Cent interview during his past beef with Cam’ron. Towards the middle of the song, fans get to hear a few bars from Evidence but the track eventually jumps back into an ominous sounding instrumental laced with crow samples and eerie keys before reaching the song’s soulful outro.
Noisey showcases Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy and producer Alchemist for their latest episode in their web series entitled Back & Forth. The duo kick back in a bodega and have a candid conversation among themselves while the cameras run and capture the moment. Prodigy speaks on the first time he met Alchemist and how he believed the producer was working for the feds when he started coming around. However, after making a beat and showing off his skills, the Queens MC knew ALC was for real and began regularly collaborating. P also touches on his love for New York City and explains why he’ll never move. Alchemist also says a lot of his earlier influences came out of New York and before heading out the duo share their experiences early on with life on the road.
Prodigy and Alchemist paid a visit to Shade 45 to have a sit down with Statik Selektah on “Showoff Radio”. Before heading out, P decided to hop on the microphone and give an exclusive freestyle over an Alchemist instrumental. Take a look at the video below to see the Mobb Deep MC in action.
Prodigy and Alchemist finally deliver the anticipated visual treatment for “Give Em Hell” off that Albert Einstein LP. This is a dope song and the video came out pretty clean which showcases P livin’ the boss lifestyle and takin’ out the competition. P gets the word through one of his lady informants that a rival has put a hit out on him so the Mobb Deep emcee gives the green light to retaliate and put things in motion. The Alchemist comes through and sets the scene appropriately with his trademark boom bap production style.