This past week rappers Curren$y and Prodigy of Mobb Deep released free studio albums respectively. Note that they are indeed studio albums and not mixtapes, whatever that means. The connection between them lies with this man, known as The Alchemist, producer extraordinaire.
He contributes two beats on Prodigy’s “The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP” (presented by the good folks at COMPLEX) and all of the tracks on Curren$y’s “Covert Coup”, in fact the latter is more of a joint project between artist and producer. Here are the my personal favourites of both records.