The Alchemist is one of the most high profile producers for rap artists who wants to retain a sense of pure Hip-Hop in their music. His beats are stylized by heavy sampling, active riffs and drums. In no particular order, here are 20 of the best Alchemist beats.
1. Dilated Peoples – Worst Comes To Worst
2. Nas – My Way
3. Nas – Book Of Rhymes
4. Nas – Mastermind
5. Nas – Revolutionary Warfare
6. PMD – The Awakening
7. Big Noyd – Air It Out
8. Mobb Deep – Thug Muzik
9. Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
10. Prodigy – Straight Murder
11. Fat Joe – Definition Of A Don
12. Three Six Mafia – That’ll Work
13. Jadakiss – We Gonna Make It
14. Jadakiss – Feel Me
15. The Alchemist – For The Record
16. The Alchemist – Shine
17. The Alchemist – Pimp Squad
18. The Alchemist – Different Worlds
19. The Alchemist – Stop The Show
20. The Alchemist – Strength Of Pain
Did You Know?
- The Alchemist was born in raised in Beverly Hills.
- His parents always encouraged him to become a Doctor or a Lawyer.
- His producer title was given to him by a rapper friend because he was into the scientific side of music production.
- Along with Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town and Scott Caan (star of HBO’s Entourage and Hawaii Five-O, and son of James Caan), they were all part of a rap group called The Whooligans.
- The Whooligans toured with Cypress Hill and House Of Pain.
- The Alchemist was mentored by DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill’s, who educated him on how to use a sampler and mixer.
- The Akai MPC3000 was The Alchemist’s first MPC (music production center).
- He’s one of the contributing producers of the game GTA: Chinatown Wars.
- Despite producing for big name artists such as Nas, Snoop Dogg and Eminem, he still continues to produce for underground acts and remains loyal to Dilated Peoples, Cypress Hill and Crazy Town.
- The Alchemist is renowned for his sampling and chopping skills, which he incorporates into many of his beats.
- He normally uses a signature introduction that contains a sample of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy saying “A-A-A-A-A-Alchemist” in a chopped up recording.
- The Alchemist is currently signed to Shady Records as an in-house producer and a DJ for Eminem.
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