1st Infantry (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: Alchemist

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Product Overview


Label Koch Entertainment
SKU 61007140
UPC 099923954828
UPC 14 00099923954828
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/2004
Author Alchemist
Associated Artist/Work Curren$y
Associated Artist/Work Fashawn
Associated Artist/Work Gangrene
Associated Artist/Work Genesis, Domo
Artist Influence DJ Premier
Artist Influence Large Professor
Artist Influence Muggs
Artist Contemporary Copperpot
Artist Contemporary DJ Green Lantern
Artist Contemporary DJ Hi-Tek
Artist Contemporary Erick Sermon
Artist Contemporary Havoc
Artist Contemporary RZA
Technical Info
Engineer Jeff White; Mike Perretta; Rob Hill; Jeff White
Producer Alchemist; Prodigy; Alchemist
CatalogID 9548
Lable Name Koch (USA)
Released 09/07/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 7s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00099923954828
Musical Guests
Nina Sky
Mobb Deep
Dilated Peoples
Lloyd Banks
Stat Quo
The Lox
The Game
Illa Gee
B Real
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Alchemist, Lloyd Banks, Cypress Hill, Havoc & Prodigy, Dilated Peoples, Jadakiss, Sheek & J-Hood, Devin The Dude, Nappy Roots, Stat Quo, Game.
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., The Game , The LOX, Twin, Stat Quo (rap vocals).
Audio Mixers: Richard "Segal" Herredia; Kevin Crouse; Steve Sola; Rob Hill.
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.
Photographers: Gerard Rechnitzer; FUBZ; Ola Kudu.
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.
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.
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
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Dead Bodies - (featuring Game/Prodigy)
3 Your Boy Al (Interlude)
4 Essence, The
5 Hold You Down - (featuring Prodigy/Nina Sky/Illagee)
6 Industry Rule 4080 (Interlude)
7 Stop the Show - (featuring Stat Quo/M.O.P.)
8 D Block to QB - (featuring Havoc/Noyd/Styles/J-Hood)
9 Bangers - (featuring Lloyd Banks)
10 Where Can We Go - (featuring Devin)
11 It's a Craze - (featuring Mobb Deep)
12 For the Record - (featuring Dilated Peoples)
13 Boost the Crime Rate - (featuring Sheek/J-Hood)
14 Strength of Pain - (featuring Chinky)
15 Soul Assassins Tale, A
16 Bang Out - (featuring B Real)
17 Tick Tock - (featuring Nas/Prodigy)
18 Pimp Squad - (featuring T.I./The PSC)
19 Different Worlds - (featuring Twin)
Product Attributes
Artist Alchemist
Label Koch Imports
Music Format Compact Disc

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