Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) ft. Raekwon - Gutter Water

Posted 5 years ago
Featuring:
Producer:
Alchemist
Album:
Gutter Water

Hip-hop has a long history of flipping words with negative connotations into positives, but I wouldn’t in a million years have expected a hip-hop act to attempt to rehabilitate “Gangrene.” If any two men could make obscenely disgusting skin diseases sound dope, though, legendary West Coast beatsmith The Alchemist and rapper/producer Oh No are them. Despite boasting some appropriately unsavory vocal samples (“...billions of gallons of waste…”), Gutter Water is more smooth than grimy, with a head-noddable funk groove setting the stage for the collaborators’ hard-hitting braggadocio. The highlight, as you may have predicted, comes courtesy of the high-profile guest feature; Raekwon the Chef‘s deadpan flow fits the instrumental vibe perfectly, and the Wu-Tang legend’s lyrical game is every bit as vivid and complex as usual. Need more Gangrene in your life? Wait, that sounds gross, so I’ma rephrase: does this high-caliber cut leave you thirsty for more Gutter Water? Uh, that doesn’t sound right either. F*ck it, just go to your local record store and cop the album. Try not to step on any rusty nails on the way there.

Gangrene Raekwon Downloads

Written by
Posted 5 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Gangrene

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

You Don’t Have to Listen To Lil Yachty to Like Lil Yachty

How I learned to stop worrying and hope Lil Yachty wins, even if I still don't like his music. Read More
Posted 17 hours ago by Yoh

Rich Chigga: I Only Say Nigga When I’m Jamming to Rap Music

We can add Rich Chigga to the growing list of people that need to get out of "hip-hop" immediately. Read More
Posted 18 hours ago by Nathan S.

Kweku Collins, The Artist #A3CTopProspects

Our A3C Top Prospects series rolls on with a Chicago outsider determined to invite the world into his music. Read More
Posted about 19 hours ago by Nathan S.

Chance the Rapper, Big Sean & Mike Will Upset Over Recent Music Leaks

There really are people who think they deserve to listen to leaked music. Those people are the worst. Read More
Posted 19 hours ago by Nathan S.

Gucci Mane Becomes Rap’s Role Model for Sobriety: “I Was a Drug Addict, I Was Numb”

Gucci Mane's unlikely metamorphosis from white boy wasted to a role model for sober and healthy living. Read More
Posted 21 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.