Rap Basement


Alchemist Praises West Coast Music; Says, “they’re on top right now…”

Posted By on January 31, 2014

Producer Alchemist recently chopped it up with VladTV  and touched on a bunch of topics. Most notably, a discussion about Kendrick Lamar, who the producer says he has yet to work with. He also touched on the West Coast essentially running music right now.


As far as working with K.Dot goes, Alchemist says they’ve discussed hopping in the studio in the future.

“I’ll tell you this much. I was in Europe at the end of last year touring with [Em] and he was on the shows and we definitely chopped it up,” he added. “Had some time to kick it with him. We talked about doing some work so, we’ll see what happens.”


The producer then went on to discuss all the talent that seems to consistently come out of the West Coast.

“West Coast is—I’d say they’re on top right now. I would go out and say that,” Alchemist said. “On all aspects. Cause there’s so many layers in L.A. You got your TDE crew. You got your Odd Future crew. You got Problem. You got Kid Ink. You got Kendrick. You got Dilated. You have Planet Asia. There’s like so many levels. Blu. I mean, we can go on talking forever, but what my point is I think the West is crushing shit right now. And a person like Kendrick—the whole TDE thing is like it’s putting L.A. back in that place where when we were young growing up. It was like a whole melting pot of different talent on different levels.”


Full video interview with Alchemist below: