Before becoming a rapper and a producer for some of the biggest names in the game, the Alchemist was just another well-off kid growing up in Beverly Hills attending high school with future celebs like Angelina Jolie. Born Alan Daniel Maman, ALC lived a comfortable life as the son of a dentist. He eventually ditched the 90210 set for friends who shared his love for hip-hop, most notably Scott Caan, son of actor James Caan. The two teamed up to form the rap group Whooliganz and signed with Tommy Boy Records. When the album got shelved, Scott went on to acting and ALC went on to become one of hip-hop's most respected and sought-after producers doing beats for the likes of Mobb Deep, Nas and Action Bronson, to name a few.