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One of hip-hop's most consistently impressive producers (and a quality rapper as well), Alchemist has been putting in work since the early '90s. He came up under the wing of DJ Muggs in California before moving to New York later in the decade, crafting sinister-yet-catchy beats for murder-rap icons Mobb Deep and CNN. Since then, he's become hugely in demand, working as a tour DJ for Eminem and cranking out hits for countless rappers on both coasts, both indie (Oh No, Devin the Dude, Roc Marciano) and mainstream (Snoop, G Unit, Nas). On the menu for his Cookbook, we get a half-dozen tracks showcasing his work with a diverse selection of artists, including Styles P, Prodigy, Keak Da Sneak, Kid Cudi, and longtime co-conspirator Evidence. All these songs are great, but the electroed-out freakiness of "Follow the Dollar," the dreamy THC anthem "Calmly Smoke," and the radio-ready "Key to the City" are highlights. 

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still bringing the dope beats an artists


CNN track is crazy Jada track is crazy this is def a must have for all the NY cats out there who fiend 4 the good ol days.... thanks Alchemist!!!!

The West is the Best!!

ALC Does it Again Finally got my Fix and im from the NY!!


Born: October 14, 1975 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Ignoring the coastal feuds that dominated hip-hop for most of the '90s, the Alchemist (born Alan Maman) began his career in L.A. (he grew up in affluent Beverly Hills) and ended up in New York City. As a teenager, as part of the duo the Whooliganz (with Scott Caan, son of James) and the greater rap collective the Soul Assassins (with Cypress Hill, House of Pain, etc.), he released the single "Put Your Handz Up" on Tommy Boy in 1993, though the Whooliganz' debut full-length, Make Way for the W, was...
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