One of the most respected beatmakers in hip-hop, the Alchemist's name holds weight like few others. On RAPPER'S BEST FRIEND, heads get 14 instrumental versions of the producer's past collaborations with a varied group of artists that includes Scarface, Dilated Peoples, Jadakiss, Prodigy, Big Twin, and Tony Yayo, among others. Let's face it; some of these MCs' rhymes can, at times, get in the way of the technical artistry that is an Alchemist track. RAPPER'S BEST FRIEND gives fans a chance to appreciate the Alchemist's production in its purist form. Beat connoisseurs and hip-hop fans in general--and fledgling rappers looking for tracks to hone their skills in particular--will all appreciate this collection.
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