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An Ode to Alchemist: Chemistry 113

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Hi there. Bless Alchemist.

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Why “Rookies of the Future” is Brilliant

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“Rookies of the Future” is a track by Riff Raff featuring Action Bronson, and produced by The Alchemist.

You know, that guy from Beverly Hills who is one of the greatest behind the production boards.

Whether you call it “Rookies” or “Blue Jays,” this song is something else.

At first I had a what-the-fuck moment. ALC and Bronson joining Riff Raff, who some say is a joke. But then I realized, maybe Bronson will have a dope verse/line. Or Alchemist provides some heat. Continue reading Why “Rookies of the Future” is Brilliant

Funkee Phlavaz – Episode 1

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Six months ago, I stumbled across a goldmine.

Back in the 90s, a small hip-hop show, Funkee Phlavaz, aired on public access television. Now one might think, New York or Los Angeles would be base to this program but it’s not. That honor goes to the city of Beverly Hills.

That’s right, a city where the demographics are the opposite of what hip-hop was/is. Additionally, it was produced and put on by Beverly Hills High School.

That in itself is fascinated.

But what’s more interesting is the teenager that hosted the premiere episode. His name was Al, known as Mudfoot, a member of The Whooliganz. Now he’s better known as The Alchemist, someone whose music I sort-of like.

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