Out of nowhere (literally), the elusive hip-hop beatmaking extraordinaire known as The Alchemist links up with 9five Eyewear to drop a free, 12-minute album online. Entitled Yacht Rock, the project—nostalgically split into side A and B—features contributions from some of his closest rap pals, including Action Bronson, Oh No, Blu, Roc Marciano and Big Twins. The Cool Kids producer/MC Chuck Inglish also appears, marking his first collaboration with Alc. Let’s just say we wish they’d have worked together earlier. And more often.
Grab the free download of Yacht Rock via Alc’s tweet (that avatar!) below.
I JUST DROPPED A 12 MINUTE ALBUM WiTH UR FAVORITE RAPPERS OVER YACHT MUSIC THRU A SUNGLASS COMPANY FOR FREE.bit.ly/YnKIDi
— QUESTLOVE (@Alchemist) October 31, 2012