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GANGRENE (THE ALCHEMIST & OH NO) – GUTTER WATER
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A couple years back The Alchemist and Stones Throw’s Oh No announced they would be working on their own Jaylib-style hip-hop collab under the name Gangrene. Defying the list of announced hip-hop collabs that never see the light of day, Gangrene has just emerged. The album is called Gutter Water and it is being released on the Decon label.
Starting from the album title, there’s no mistaking the style of Gutter Water: drums smothered that go-jump-off-a-bridge, rusty-nail-in-the-eye, nasty toilet bowl rawness, the kind of grimy music both of these producers have spent a decade perfecting.
Oh No has worked with Stones Throw for over 10 years, first appearing on Lootpack’s Soundpieces album. His string of solo albums including the Dr. No’s Oxperiment and Dr. No’s Ethiopium rival the work of his older brother Madlib in the dusty, psychedelic hip-hop sound.
The Alchemist rose in the late 1990s as an associate of Dilated Peoples and Mobb Deep and proved himself as one of hip-hop’s most sought-after producers – as the LA Times wrote, “working with anyone who wants to create murky sonics that hint of just having crawled out of the La Brea Tar Pits.”
Download MP3 – Gangrene “Chain Swinging”