Final yr, Roc Marciano and the Alchemist launched a very nice collaborative album referred to as The Elephant Man’s Bones. Roc Marci did the rapping, and Alchemist made the beats. The tip end result sounded precisely like what you’d anticipate, which is an excellent factor. Since then, Roc Marciano has produced Jay Worthy’s album Nothing Greater Than The Program, whereas Alchemist has produced a number of music for lots of people. Voir Dire, the album that Alc made with Earl Sweatshirt, simply got here out final week, albeit in befuddling NFT kind.
As we speak, the Alchemist has launched a deluxe model of The Elephant Man’s Bones; he calls it the ALC Version. That’s cool, because it means we get two extra Roc Marciano/Alchemist bonus-track collaborations. “DNA” has buzzing strings and stand-up acoustic bass, and it’s all one lengthy verse. (Favourite line: “Ain’t no guidelines on this bitch, hip-hop’s to me like a nudist seashore/ What I do with a looseleaf is proof against critique.”) “Turkey Wings” has a bare-bones video and a smooth ’80s-R&B really feel, and Roc sings just a little on it. (Favourite line: “Your bitch gon’ dip as soon as she study you may’t get her a Birkin/ Whereas I’m someplace within the Ritz burping, sippin’ bourbon/ Jewels soaking in liquid detergent.”) Hearken to each tracks beneath.
The Elephant Man’s Bones (ALC Version) is out now on ALC/Marci Enterprises/EMPIRE.