Hip-Hop Happenings

by Britton Kosier

Who is The Alchemist?

The Alchemist is a California native producer/rapper who has been responsible for some of the best hip-hop collaborations in the past 20 years. Producing for Evidence, a childhood friend, helped The Alchemist gain recognition with other West Coast artists in the ’90s.

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Hip-Hop Happenings- Joey Bada$$

It is tough for any artist to compare to Kendrick Lamar’s hype right now, but just before “good kid, m.A.A.d city” dropped, Brooklyn rapper, Joey Bada$$ was the one catching most of the attention in the hip-hop world. Joey Bada$$ is a 17-year-old emcee who has wowed hip-hop fans with his first mixtape, “1999.” Joey has counteracted the reemergence of the West Coast by paying a tribute to what he believes to be the roots of hip-hop.

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"good kid, m.A.A.d. city”

Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” (“G.K.M.C.”) is a short film about a Compton youth trying to find his way in a city infamous for its gang presence. “G.K.M.C.” has already been declared a classic within the first week of its release.

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