The Alchemist Recalls Hilarious 1st Meeting With Kanye West

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The Alchemist Recalls Hilarious 1st Meeting With Kanye West

The Alchemist tells the hilarious story of his first time meeting Kanye West, who he thought was an R&B artist named Cognac West.

July 21, 2021 The Alchemist also recalled Kanye West following him out of the studio and asking him for production tips which is when the penny eventually dropped. Im playing beats for Hop and every other beat dudes going, I like that one,' he said. And Im thinking, Whos this dude, man? Im playing beats for Jay, for Hop. Whats going on? I go to leave and bro follows me out the room and shit and he goes, Yo, how you get your drums like that? Im like, Drums?! He goes, Yo, Im Kanye West, man. Im like, Oh, you straight! Cause he already had a couple joints out and had already told me about him. I didnt know it was him. I was like, You straight! Your shit is fire! I gave him a dap and hes like, Alright, bet. Cool, cool.' The Alchemists close friend and collaborator Evidence also had a memorable meeting with Kanye Westin the early 00s. During an appearance on Talib Kwelis Peoples Party podcast The Dilated Peoples member recalled producing The Last Call for Kanyes seminal debut album The College Dropout, but getting into a dispute with him over production credits. and I had a big argument, he said. He was like, This is going to be the biggest rap album in history, so we need to talk about when people ask who did what. So I was like, How did it go? And he was like, You did the music; I did the drums. Im like, Alright. But then were listening and Im like, Thats my 808, right? And hes like, Yeah, but I put it low. And Im like, Wait, those are my chimes too. Yeah, but I put the Just To Get By drums on top. And Im like, Gotcha, whatever. Subscribe to DX Newsletter Get The Most Important Stories Of The Day Straight To Your Inbox Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Youre Far Too Kind To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Joining Newsletter Read more


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