Alchemist on Touring with Eminem- “It’s 80s music and Uno”

June 29, 2009 by  
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The Alchemist’s 2nd LP, Chemical Warfare, finally drops next Tuesday, July 7th. Just think, two years ago (two!) Will Johnson and I sat in Alchemist’s living room talking about this very same project for Scratch Magazine. But as the saying goes, timing is everything, and the hands on the clock weren’t aligned properly back then. So here we are. Having gotten an early listen, it’s truly been worth the wait. As hip-hop veers towards electric slide territory, the ALC’s new LP is a healthy dosage of sample-based hardcore hip-hop. Heavy drums, deep bass grooves, and lyricists spitting like they’ve got something to prove.

I’ve got a bunch of interview clips with Alchemist that I shot last week in the Koch E1 Music offices. I’ll be rolling them out over the next week or so, but for now, check out what he had to say about touring with and DJing for Eminem, now that the Detroit rapper’s gone sober on us.

Al says:

“We play a lot of Uno on tour with Em. He enjoys my Uno game. Now that he’s sober, it’s a little bit different these days. Not many tequila parties before the show. It’s more like 80s music and Uno, and we’re ready to rock. Private jets, Uno, pizza, 80s music… Air Supply, “Fast Car” Tracy Chapman, Hall and Oates. That’s basically what we do.”

Then check Alchemist talking about how differently he gets treated as Em’s DJ vs. being The Alchemist.

That’s some truly funny stuff right there.

More to come

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25 Responses to “Alchemist on Touring with Eminem- “It’s 80s music and Uno””
  1. Janee TMB says:

    Dope! I’m loving the “Smile” video — Alchemist is incredible. I had the honor of meeting him recently. I wish him the best with this project.

  2. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy says:

    I think Last Week I didnt come to nah for like 4 days and then my whole hiphop steez fell off. lol Niggas got 70 posts in like two days.

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  3. rex hussla says:

    nahright.com/news/2009/06/18/krondon-for-a-fee-prod-alchemist/

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  4. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy says:

    that track is hot

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  5. Dat Dude Dub says:

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  6. Waiting for this food B…wtfff

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  7. R.J.Orion says:

    nahright used to be the thinking man’s hiphop site …

    now this shit is turning into 106andParkonline.com …

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  8. 187 in motion….

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  9. 106andParkonline.com

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  10. sean coonery says:

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  11. That War Angel ishhh starts of strong, loses a little potency in the middle, then comes back to life….

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  12. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    June 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    The Source has confirmed that Jay-Z threatened to cancel his performance at last night’s BET Awards if Chris Brown was allowed to perform his scheduled tribute to Michael Jackson. Though Brown had rehearsed for the show three days in advance, Jay-Z used his considerable influence to shut him down, most likely as a form of revenge against the singer, who has been charged with domestic abuse against Rihanna. As a result of this last-minute decision, Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx were forced to play extra songs to fill up time in the broadcast

    ^

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  13. eskay says:

    i put a couple careers on hold you could be next kid

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  14. Knoledsh says:

    Speaking of Alchemist, that track with Oh No and Crooked I on the album is straight fire.

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  15. DMX says:

    Eminem- Chemical Warfare Has Been Released in Full: http://usershare.net/4854dsbx7rcm

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  17. SHOWMAN3000 says:

    That 2nd video what Alchemist said was dead on. I appreciated his humility in his description of his career.

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  18. ViciousTruth says:

    Alchemist embodies the persona and attitude producers should have. He carries himself properly, he has a sense of humor, and he is humble. Thats whats up. Hope to get the chance to chill with him someday, even do work or watch him bang.

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  19. Dope says:

    Ha, the button pressing talk was genius

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