Domo Genesis of Odd Future links up with The Alchemist for his new mixtape “No Idols” Includes features from Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, Action Bronson, Prodigy, SpaceGhostPurrp & More


Some cat named FowL out of Detroit who got to go to Los Angeles to record with Alchemist the next week. Alc laced him with a super dirty beat (which sounds a lot like Greneberg’s “Jet Luggage”) and RedBull conducted interviews with both gentlemen before FowL got in the booth to record what they put together, which was a track called “Cha Cha Chicken” (stream it at Redbull).

Ah 4/20, the day when 7,000 rappers release marijuana related music…and all of them think they’re the first ones who came up with the idea. Or as I like to call it, “National Nathan’s Inbox Gets Flooded With Crap Day”. So considering all that, honestly, I couldn’t be more surprised to say that Curren$y‘s new mixtape, “Covert Coup“, is not really stoner rap at all.

Maybe it’s because the entire project was produced by The Alchemist, who’s more interested in dark experimentation than blunts and house shoes, or maybe Curren$y’s always been a better emcee than I gave him credit for, but “Covert Coup” officially makes me respect the man’s work. Sure, he’s not the next Nas, but he’s actually a pretty damn good emcee, even if you wouldn’t think it from his super laid back rhyme style. Seriously, I’m sold. (Note: not “sold” in the sense that I’m actually buying an album from him.)

As I said, the whole shebang’s produced by Alan Daniel Maman and features verses from Prodigy, Freddie Gibbs, Fiend and Smoke DZA. Enjoy.

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Check out mixtape standouts “Scottie Pippen” featuring Gangsta Gibbs and “The Type” ft. Prodigy.

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