||Take a sip and get ready to trip, ?cause famed producer and emcee The Alchemist, and
west coast rapper/beatsmith Oh No continue their grimy collaboration as Gangrene. Their
new album, Vodka & Ayahausca is a follow-up to their gritty opus Gutter Water. With both
Al and Oh making beats and holding down the mic, their new record weaves a psychedelic,
head-nodding, substance-laden tale.
The album rocks choice features, including Kool G Rap on the mid-tempo masterpiece
?Gladiator Music?, Prodigy on the quintessential, ?Dump Truck?, and longtime allies
Evidence and Roc C spitting over blunted boast, ?Dark Shades?. In addition, New York?s
own (and Greneberg EP collaborator) Roc Marciano blasts off on the suggestive ?Drink
Up?. The top notch collabs blend right in to the album from beginning to end and will have
you tripping like a jungle shaman?s brew.
While ayahuasca (pronounced aya-hwaska)?a natural trip-inducing brew containing
DMT?may not be a term on the tongue of your every day hip hop head, that?s soon
to change. The Alchemist and Oh No are the gatekeepers for this psychedelic