Monday, May 19, 2014

Alex Belth & Illchemist "Another Fine Mess" (Mixtape)

The most eclectic, comedy-filled Hip-Hop mix I've possibly ever heard. I really enjoyed the melding of comedic sketches and dialogue from television and film into the mix. To have a tracklist would ruin the experience, in my eyes, so instead I'll just share what Alex Belth had to say to introduce the mix: "I listened to a lot of rap records starting in the late '80s throughout the '90s. I bought vinyl, collected mixtapes, and stayed up late to record mix shows on WNYU (89.1) and WKCR (89.9). I'd put aside enough material to make a half-dozen mixes, and so when Alan (a/k/a illchemist) approached me last December about doing another full-length mix project, I had plenty of material to choose from. We spent the next 5 months crafting the project, lacing spoken word, comedy bits and movie dialogue over Hip Hop beats..." and they now present to us "Another Fine Mess." Please do yourself the favor of listening to this sooner than later, available to stream below.