Famed producer/emcee The Alchemist and left-coast rapper/beatsmith Oh No are collaborating as Gangrene to bring audiences their gritty opus Gutter Water this October on Decon Records. Over the course of three years and a myriad of emails, the two have built a project that celebrates their shared passion for dusty breaks and lurid wordplay as well as their distinctly different application of each.
Oh No and The Alchemist share production duties on Gutter Water, while trading verses over each others dense compositions. Both find themselves remarkably at ease amongst the threatening drums pounded out on endearing vintage equipment, flipping verses that run the gamut from literal to abstract, amounting to an incredible collection of head-nodders. Features include Raekwon, Guilty Simpson, Big Twins, Evidence, Roc C, MED, Twins Gambino, Planet Asia and Fashawn.
Here’s the first single from Gutter Water, on sale October 12th. Tracklist after the jump.
2. Boss Shit (Cuts by DJ Romes)
3. Not High Enough
4. Gutter Water feat. Raekwon
5. Get Into Some Gangster Shit feat. Planet Asia
6. Take Drugs
7. Chain Swinging (Cuts by DJ Romes)
8. Wassup Wassup feat. Fashawn & Evidence
9. All Bad (Cuts by DJ Romes)
10. Breathing Down Yo Neck feat. MED
11. From Another Orbit feat. Roc C
13. Standing In The Shadows
14. Brass Knuckle Rap feat. Guilty Simpson
15. Not Leaving feat. Big Twins