Conway the Machine & the Alchemist, LULU (EMPIRE)
Despite over 20 years of experience under his belt, 2020 is shaping up to be a highlight year for the Alchemist. Fresh off the heels of production credits for Jay-Z, Jay Electronica and Eminem (for whom he serves as a tour DJ), the Beverly Hills- born beatmaker keeps the momentum going by teaming up with the irresistibly grimy Conway the Machine for a short but slithering collaborative EP. Drug dealing has never sounded so fun, with enough cocaine references to make Tony Montana blush. The rapper, who hails from the ever-gritty Buffalo, is a beautiful match for Alchemist’s boom-bap style. Next up: Conway plans to release his major label debut on Shady Records. 6.5/10 Trial Track: “Gold BBS’S”
Conway the Machine website
The Alchemist website
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