More trippy visuals from Alchemist and company, who are doing the Leary’s work when it comes to re-defining psychedelic rap. Dare Iz a Darkside should have been one of the most influential albums of its time. Alas. Let’s not make the same mistake twice. Vodka & Ayahuasca and Russian Roulette are now available at your […]
Jonah Bromwich moves on to the year 3000. The knock on Gangrene is fair: the beats are mostly more interesting than the raps. The easy fix is Evidence, the slow-flow professional, who adds his pedigree to a beat which echoes the dank inter-workings of a futuristic factory — the slow-clanging and gurgles suggesting the mechanical […]
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Last week, I spent four hours rambling around weed dispensaries with Alchemist and Oh No, watching documentaries on Ayahuasca, and smoking enough weed and hash to harm the health of even a “legalize hemp” advocate. They are true professionals. The article drops in the LA Weekly two weeks from tomorrow and I’d planned on timing […]
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Gangrene, Vodka and Ayahuasca November 21, 2011
It’s hard to procure Ayahuasca. I tried to get it two years ago, when I met a girl named Jacqui at a Surfrider-sponsored hippie firepit guitar dance-off in an esoteric canyon that I’d never even heard of and can’t remember. She sold weed chocolates and told me that she was involved with a sacred shaman-led […]
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Roc Live July 19, 2011
Because Roc Marciano remains the ultimate in shattered septum loose tooth rap. Because the video for his collaboration with Telemachus somehow escaped the claws of this site (below the jump). Because he insists that rivals have a “Haagen Daaz Heart.” Because he makes the Murda Muzik that Mobb Deep stopped making after “Quiet Storm.” Because […]
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Roc Marciano, Oh No, Alchemist joint album dropping July 19. Entitled Greneberg. Two week lead time. No frills. Full length minks, solo kings, holding heat, flowing to the beat, appropriately. You know what you’re getting and you don’t want anything else. Roc Marciano Feat. Gangrene – ‘Jet Luggage’ by DeconRecords
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Aaron Frank rolls up spliffs longer than hockey sticks.  Rappers bragging about their weed habits is nothing new–especially in a year like 2010, with Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, and Rick Ross hogging the sativa spotlight. But in 2008, when the Gangrene collaboration between Alchemist and Oh No was first announced, Jim Jones and Lil Wayne prominently […]
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