By Alvin Blanco
Mixtape Daily: Behind the Beats
The Alchemist has plenty of sonic concoctions on tap for 2011. One of the esteemed hip-hop producer's latest projects is New Orleans rapper Curren$y's Covert Coup mixtape. And while Alc is used to dropping projects that are strictly for sale, the Coup tape is a free release.
Chalk it up as a small price to pay for working with an ambitious Mc like Spitta.
"He got his own zone," Alchemist told Mixtape Daily of Curren$y. "I hadn't worked with him before that but when he worked, he works quick. Same way I work, too, which is good because we were able to knock out a couple of joints the first day and decide where it could go. I didn't know what to expect.