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Format: CD
Sku: 61007140
UPC: 099923954828
UPC 14: 00099923954828
Release Date: 9/21/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ The Alchemist
2. Dead Bodies - (featuring Game/Prodigy) ~ The Alchemist
3. Your Boy Al (Interlude) ~ The Alchemist
4. Essence, The ~ The Alchemist
5. Hold You Down - (featuring Prodigy/Nina Sky/Illagee) ~ The Alchemist
6. Industry Rule 4080 (Interlude) ~ The Alchemist
7. Stop the Show - (featuring Stat Quo/M.O.P.) ~ The Alchemist
8. D Block to QB - (featuring Havoc/Noyd/Styles/J-Hood) ~ The Alchemist
9. Bangers - (featuring Lloyd Banks) ~ The Alchemist
10. Where Can We Go - (featuring Devin) ~ The Alchemist
11. It's a Craze - (featuring Mobb Deep) ~ The Alchemist
12. For the Record - (featuring Dilated Peoples) ~ The Alchemist
13. Boost the Crime Rate - (featuring Sheek/J-Hood) ~ The Alchemist
14. Strength of Pain - (featuring Chinky) ~ The Alchemist
15. Soul Assassins Tale, A ~ The Alchemist
16. Bang Out - (featuring B Real) ~ The Alchemist
17. Tick Tock - (featuring Nas/Prodigy) ~ The Alchemist
18. Pimp Squad - (featuring T.I./The PSC) ~ The Alchemist
19. Different Worlds - (featuring Twin) ~ The Alchemist

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Alchemist, Lloyd Banks, Cypress Hill, Havoc & Prodigy, Dilated Peoples, Jadakiss, Sheek & J-Hood, Devin The Dude, Nappy Roots, Stat Quo, Game.
Muze PNote Personnel: The Alchemist (rap vocals); Chinky, Devin, Dilated Peoples, Havoc, J-Hood, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, M.O.P., Mobb Deep, Nas, Prodigy , Sheek, T.I., Game, The LOX, Twin, Stat Quo (rap vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Richard "Segal" Herredia; Kevin Crouse; Steve Sola; Rob Hill.
Muze PNote Recording information: Baseclef Studios, Queens, NY; D Block Studiios, Yonkers, NY; Infamous Studios, Queens, NY; MGS Soundlab, Los Angeles, CA; Sound Proof Studios, Venice, CA; The Lab Studios, New York, NY.
Muze PNote Photographers: Gerard Rechnitzer; FUBZ; Ola Kudu.
Muze PNote Although 2004's 1ST INFANTRY was his first solo album, even the most casual follower of hardcore rap is familiar with the Alchemist. He supplies some of the strongest, hardest beats for everyone from Nas to Cypress Hill, and has years of experience on the underground hip-hop scene. There's a reason that the best in the rap game seek the Alchemist out--few can match him when it comes to providing immediately captivating, instantly identifiable tracks.
Muze PNote On 1st INFANTRY, the Alchemist's MC friends turn the favor around on an all-star gathering, which features a collection of previously unreleased cuts. Mobb Deep provided some of the Alchemist's best moments (and vice versa) as both were rising to glory, and here the duo of Havoc & Prodigy contribute to another classic with the menacing beauty of "It's a Craze." Prodigy teams with rap's premier lyricist, Nas, on another standout track, "Tick Tock." The Alchemist was doing amazing work with the West Coast crew Dilated Peoples long before they broke out, so it's no surprise they provide a powerful moment on the quirky, funky "For the Record." A bold debut, 1st INFANTRY stands as a piece of hip-hop art by one of its best craftsmen.

Producer: Alchemist; Prodigy; Alchemist

Engineer: Jeff White; Mike Perretta; Rob Hill; Jeff White

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nina Sky
Muze Guest Artist Mobb Deep
Muze Guest Artist Dilated Peoples
Muze Guest Artist Lloyd Banks
Muze Guest Artist Jadakiss
Muze Guest Artist Nas
Muze Guest Artist Styles
Muze Guest Artist T.I.
Muze Guest Artist Stat Quo
Muze Guest Artist The Lox
Muze Guest Artist Prodigy
Muze Guest Artist M.O.P.
Muze Guest Artist The Game
Muze Guest Artist Illa Gee
Muze Guest Artist Havoc
Muze Guest Artist J-Hood
Muze Guest Artist Noyd
Muze Guest Artist Devin
Muze Guest Artist Sheek
Muze Guest Artist Chinky
Muze Guest Artist B Real
Muze Guest Artist The PSC
Muze Guest Artist Twin

Artist Overview

In 1993, while part of the Whooliganz and the rap collective the Soul Assassins, the Alchemist released "Put Your Handz Up." He then worked with mentor DJ Muggs on 1995's Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom. After moving to New York, Al produced two tracks on Mobb Deep's Murda Muzik, a collaboration that led to work with Pharoahe Monch and Fat Joe, and even rock acts like Linkin Park. The producer released his first solo full-length, 1st Infantry, in 2004, which had him rapping alongside the likes of Stat Quo, the Game, and Dilated Peoples. A pair of 2006 mixtapes, The Chemistry Files and No Days Off, preceded 2009's Chemical Warfare, featuring Eminem and Juvenile. ~ Marisa Brown
Artist Influences
DJ Premier | Large Professor | Muggs
Artist Contemporaries
Copperpot | DJ Green Lantern | DJ Hi-Tek | Erick Sermon | Havoc | RZA

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Reanimation
Muze Music Compilations Layover(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Albert Einstein(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations GOOD TO BE HOME(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Paris Presents:hard Truth Soldiers V1(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations White Van Music(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Project Kid(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations White Van Music(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Gutter Water [Digipak] ~ Gangrene
Vodka & Ayahuasca [Digipak] ~ Gangrene
Genesis, Domo
Greneberg EP (Picture Disc) [Single] [PA] ~ Greneberg

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/07/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9548
Music Label Name Label : Koch (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00099923954828

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Alchemist
Product attributeLabel:   Koch Imports
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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