Give’em Hell By Prodigy and The Alchemist
I won’t lie. There are very few old rappers out there still making music effectively. All my heroes have, for the most part, stopped delivering over a decade ago. So, when one of them beats the odds, it feels good.
In the case of Prodigy, he fought off irrelevance simply by not giving a fuck. It also doesn’t hurt that he linked up with The Alchemist, who also seems to be having a career renaissance.
This song is from their up coming album “Albert Einstein” and it succeeds cause they simply just did what they do. Nothing wrong with that at all.
Elimination Chamber by Alchemist feat. Domo Genesis, Earl, Vince staples and Action Bronson
I think I’ll try something a little different this time.
So, here was have a new song. It’s produced by the Alchemist and features a few very popular newer rappers and a few that are kinda whatever (in the eyes of most people). first and foremost, we got Earl. Back from his samoan vacation. Pretty much anything he’s on nowadays is going to be idolized or put under a microscope because of what an impact he made 2 years ago with his solo EP and the lofty expectations we’ve all set for him..
Then we got Action Bronson, who’s been keeping pretty busy. I’m a fan of Bronson and I appreciate the dudes drive to get on all sorts of tracks. He does songs with thugged out dudes, old school veterans, weirdo’s like Riff Raff and pretty much anyone else he happens to be down with. I applaud that mind set and , while it doesn’t always work, it does make for interesting music.
Then we got the slowly improving Domo Genesis and Vince Staples, who I’m pretty clueless about.
So, put them altogether on this bare, light in the drums (which is the style right now, kids) Alchemist track and what do you get?
Personally, I think it’s decent. I don’t think the wheel is being reinvented and I don’t think everyone on this track bought their A material but it’s certainly not bad. Definitely a song that , when it pops up n my Ipod, I will listen to.
So, I’ve been reading some peoples reactions to this song online (which have ranged from people masturbating in public to people claiming that Earl is done and cursing the song like it killed their first born son) and I’m curious, what do you think?
You know what that means. POLL!!!!!