Armand Hammer & The Alchemist ft. KAYANA: Black Sunlight (Video)

Another glorious video from Armand Hammer and The Alchemist, this time for the KAYANA assisted track, Black Sunlight. The video continues the psychedelic animation vibes of Stonefruit and features, in no particular order or preference, woods as an astronaut, Alchemist as a airline pilot and ELUCID looking very happy in a monster truck. The drawings and animation were created by Shane Ingersoll. Haram is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.

Pink Siifu: GUMBO’! (Stream)

Another full bodied reminder of why Pink Siifu is one of the best artists doing their thing right now, with the arrival of his latest album. GUMBO’! follows on from Siifu’s two brilliant projects with Fly Anakin, as he shifts back into solo mode, but with an abundance of guests in tow. There’s a nice variety of flavours on offer too, from more energised joints like Wayans Bros., to the smooth goodness of tracks like the Alchemist-produced, Living Proof (Family). Literally too many contributing artists to list here, but you can experience the full breadth of the project below, then check Bandcamp for downloads and more info.

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Armand Hammer & The Alchemist ft. Earl Sweatshirt: Falling Out the Sky

Another treat for Armand Hammers fans this week, as we saw the release of the latest video from their Alchemist produced masterpiece, HARAM. It arrives in the same week that the trio unveiled their experimental film, alongside regular AH artistic collaborator, Joseph Mault, with both releases featuring accompaniments from Earl Sweatshirt. Earl sounds as good as ever on Falling Out the Sky, with woods and ELUCID reaching their usual absorbing heights in his wake. HARAM is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist: Stonefruit

Armand Hammer have a nice way of selecting visuals that are as compelling as the songs they are accompanying. This is especially true with the latest video from Haram, their collaborative album alongside The Alchemist, which is proving to be their most successful release yet.
The video for Stonefruit offers up psychedelic animation in a form that resembles some sort of abstract computer game, with the aim to collect the letters H, A, R, A, M. It was all made by m.musgrove (IG: @grade.b), who I would advise investigating further if you like the video. HARAM is out now via Backwoodz Studioz.

The Alchemist ft. Earl Sweatshirt & Navy Blue: Nobles

New music from The Alchemist, as we ready ourselves for the arrival of his latest EP. Nobles features Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue, who trade bars over some triumphant production from Alc. The track is lifted from This Thing of Ours, which is due for release this Friday and also features appearances from Boldy James, Maxo, Pink Siifu and Sideshow. Early digital releases are available now via ALC Records.

Evidence: Better You

And with all of today’s posts seeming to naturally follow on from each other, let’s keep the monochrome vibes going with the new video from Evidence. Better You is a reunion of sorts, as fellow Step Brother, The Alchemist, supplies the production, while friend and regular creative partner, Stephen Vanasco, is on video duties. A triumvirate of talent.

Schoolboy Q x The Alchemist: W.Y.G.D.T.N.S.

Yesterday, Alchemist blessed us with the latest release from his Craft Singles series and this time he has teamed up with TDE’s Schoolboy Q for W.Y.G.D.T.N.S. (When you gonna drop that new shit?). This collaboration follows on from Alc’s production credit on Q’s recent CrasH Talk album, which has only increased my hunger for a full-length project from the pair.