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Stream The Alchemist Retarded Alligator Beats

California stoner-rap producer the Alchemist has released a mostly instrumental new album called Retarded Alligator Beats. Yes, it’s really called that. If the name doesn’t dissuade you from listening, it’s now streaming in full via Spotify. Over the course of 16 tracks, there’s a solitary guest on a single song — frequent Alchemist collaborator and […]

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Gangrene – “Hot Pillow” (First Listen)

Producers/MCs the Alchemist and Oh No met back in 2010 and formed hip-hop psych project Gangrene. Since then, the duo has a slew of albums and EPs and brought together Earl Sweatshirt and Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring for the latest Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. “Hot Pillow” is the first single off their upcoming album […]

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The Alchemist – “Voodoo” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Always-busy stoner-rap producer the Alchemist is about to release a new mostly-instrumental album called — swear to God — Retarded Alligator Beats. The album only features one guest, and that guest is Alc’s frequent collaborator Action Bronson. On the single “Voodoo,” Bronson attacks Alc’s tumbling breakbeats and oblique string-stabs, talking about stashing the acid in […]


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MNDR – “Lock & Load” (Feat. Killer Mike)

Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint is quietly assembling an army of a roster with artists who can simply spit their asses off. As the label is steadily expanding its portfolio, its introduction to the video-game world is yet another example of its firepower. Today, the label hits us with “Lock & Load,” the first single from […]