ScHoolBoy Q's 'Oxymoron' album managed to hover around hip-hop fans' anticipatory lens last year despite massively hyped releases from Kanye West ('Yeezus') and Pusha T ('My Name Is My Name'). The album stayed off shelves partially due to sampling clearance issues, but February is coming, the album art is here and a new song -- 'Break the Bank' featuring the Alchemist's production -- has arrived.
The Alchemist and Evidence's new collaborative album — 'Lord Steppington' — was a long time in the making. It finally hits stores Tuesday (Jan. 21), but fans have the opportunity to stream the album in full.
In 2013, producers were responsible for crafting the sounds to some of your favorite songs. These studio mavericks delivered a bevy of beats that were soulful, disco-inspired and made speakers rattle. There are 10 nominees for Producer of the Year in The Boombox Fan Choice Awards, but there can only be one winner.
The first month of the year is usually rather quiet when it comes to new music releases, but there are a few rappers and singers who made it a point to deliver quality songs on projects that have been oft-delayed and highly anticipated.
After years of collaborating, touring and, no doubt, smoking together, The Alchemist and Evidence are finally gearing up to release their long-awaited joint project, 'Lord Steppington,' as the aptly-named duo Step Brothers early next year.
Evidence and The Alchemist are more than just long-time collaborators; they're Step Brothers. That's the moniker the rapping/producing pair are running with for their very first (and long overdue) joint project, 'Lord Steppington,' which is due out Nov. 19.
The Alchemist has been one of rap's premiere beatmakers for over a decade now. The California native has produced songs for artists ranging from Group Home to Snoop Dogg, and anyone in between. And while ALC is known for his gutter contributions to Prodigy's 'H.N.I.C.' and for his substantial catalog with Dilated Peoples, he has been on a prolific tear in the last five years.
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