Alchemist ft. Evidence, Blu & Kid Cudi-"Therapy"
If Alchemist continues to make beats this good, at some point in the near future he will pass Kelly Taylor for 4th place on the list of All-Time Greatest Things from Beverly Hills, with only The Beverly Hillbillies, Jim Palmer and Axel Foley in front of him.
Evidence continues to be consistent solo, kicking, a simple, slow flow that sinks into the pocket of the hypnotic, psych-guitar sample and soft drums. Blu sounds like he's been studying 07-08, Andre 3000 but makes the verse his own, delivering one of his finest performances yet. Don't be surprised if a major scoops him in the very near future.
The only non-local, Kid Cudi, is on hook duty--and I've got to say, I'm impressed with the guy's versatility. I caught him in New York a few weeks back with Skinny Slim of the Philadelpyinz and Doc Zeus, who lived up to his name and threw temper tantrums and disguised himself as a swan (pause). His stage show is surprisingly tight for a rookie and he's clearly much more than a Kanye weed carrier. And though it's kind of annoying, I can't get "Day and Nite" out of my head. Amounted together, "Therapy," is another reason why LA hip-hop is better than its been in a long while.