Durag Dynasty 360 Waves

Durag Dynasty 360 Waves
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Rap's current production workhorse, Alchemist, is back with yet another project. Fresh off the heels of dope collaborations with Currensy, Odd Future's Domo Genesis and Bronsolino, Alc is back with a fresh batch of beats for West coast vet and perennially underappreciated MC Planet Asia and his two Gold Chain Military cohorts, Killer Ben and Tristate, to spit knowledge over. With assists from Evidence, Phil the Agony, Chace Infinite, Prodigy, Imam Thug and the Big Twins, Durag Dynasty's got next, serving up no-nonsense rhymes over "obviously it's gonna be dope; it's Alchemist" sound beds. Planet Asia, et al., tell you what time it is off the top on "DRDC Theme," which has the three amigos spitting threats and doing a little chest-thumping over Alc's uber-Cali beat, which wouldn't sound out of place on Ice Cube's classic Lethal Injection. Alan the Chemist keeps the listener guessing as to what direction he's going take them on throughout the ride, switching it up nicely from sunny, smoky and blissful ("Tender Greens") to the self-explanatory and exceptionally aggro "Goon Call," featuring Imam Thug. Okay, so now you know the album's fresh, now get your ass down to the convenience store and grab yourself a durag. These boys are building a dynasty. Don't get left on the sidelines. (Nature Sounds)