I write too damn much. I decided to see if I could go three straight days without posting anything on here...I manage to succeed, but not without going through some serious withdrawal. I decided to make up for it by uploading two of Alchemist’s mixtapes to promote his 1st Infantry album, The Alchemist presents The Cutting Room Floor and The Alchemist presents Insomnia.
The highlight of the Alchemists mixtapes is that they feature material from his inner circle, dubbed the 1st Infantry that includes his closest compatriots Mobb Deep, Infamous Mobb, and Dilated Peoples. This collection contains some ill tracks, among my favorites being old Mobb Deep joints where they sound like they used to before Curtis “Million Dollar Budget” Jackson spoiled them. Havoc’s making those bangers he’s known for and Prodigy sounds like his old self again ( you know, the way he sounds on his songs from his new upcoming Koch release...like a homocidal, paranoid drunk/drug addict with just a hint a depression thrown in for good measure).
Out of the 38 total songs that heads might not be too familiar with that are included on these compilations are “Walk With Me” by Havoc, “Deep Meditation” by Lil’ Dap, “First To Drop A Beat The Boldest” by Havoc & G.O.D., “In Jail” by Nashawn, “P Broke The Switch” by Prodigy, “Thug Shit, Queens Cliques” by Capone N’ Noreaga & Kool G Rap, “That’s My Style” by Rapper Noyd, “Stay Bent” by Inspectah Deck, “Kay Slay Shit” by Infamous Mobb & Chinky, “Carved In Stone” by Mobb Deep, “Live At The Amphitheatre” by Alchemist & Twin , “Letting Go” by Chinky, “Fuego”by Tony Touch & L.O.X., “When It Comes To The Beef” by Mobb Deep & I-20, “The Illest” by Havoc, “My Priorities” by Prodigy, and “Respect My Gangster” by Alchemist and Prodigy.
I personally think these two mixtapes were better than Alchemist’s 1st Infantry album (which kind of underwhelmed me, but there were some joints on it). If you’re not familiar with them download ‘em now.
For full tracklistings, cover art or more general info on these uploads check out http://www.discogs.com or do a regular Google search. All uploads are Zip files, download and enjoy ‘em:
The Alchemist presents The Cutting Room Floor 1st Infantry Mixtape Vol. 1 (2004)
The Alchemist presents Insomnia Alchemist Vs. The Cousin Of Death 1st Infantry Mixtape Vol. 2 (2004)