During a fan Q&A on Twitter on August 17, The Alchemist revealed Drake has asked him for beats, and he obliged his request by sending him a beat pack.
August 17, 2021 Needless to say, The Alchemists tweet sparked plenty of excitement in the replies. Dralchemist could easily be the best collab ever, one follower wrote while another added Need this expeditiously. 2 of my goats. The Alchemist didnt specify when he sent Drake beats or for which project they were submitted. And while The Alchemist isnt a name one would typically expect to see in the credits of a Drake album, an Aubrey and A-L-C collaboration may not be all that far-fetched. The Alchemists stock is arguably higher than its ever been. The veteran producer is coming off a Grammy nominationfor his 2020 collaboration with Freddie Gibbs, Alfredo, and has released a string of acclaimed projects with underground favorites such as Conway The Machine Boldy Jamesand Armand Hammerover the last couple of years. Aside from grimy, hardcore tracks and smoked-out, psychedelic experiments, The Alchemist is known for crafting the kind of lush, cinematic soundscapes that Drake has previously rapped over on songs such as Views, Diplomatic Immunity and Lord Knows. Plus, The Alchemist, alongside Daringer and Beat Butcha, has helped soundtrack the rise of Griselda, the Buffalo collective made up of Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher. Drake has made no secret of his fandom for the crew and has even recorded a collaboration with Benny In our rap-rap space, I really like that whole cliquing up, Griselda shit is just ill to me, he said during a 2019 Rap Radar interview I think what theyre doing is great. It reminds me of a different time and its not easy to do, to make that music and come off wavy and be interesting.