The Alchemist has been keeping busy, working on a handful of projects with an assortment of friends. During an interview with HipHopSite.com, Al revealed that his new offering Russian Roulette, which features samples from only Russian songs, will arrive on June 26th and that he’s unsure if it will be an album or a mixtape.
“I’m still trying to figure out what it is. It’s audio, it’s a length of time, it can be heard, probably it’ll be seen, too. It’s pretty dope, it’s different than anything I’ve done, at least,” he said.
While he said that “nobody” will appear on the project, he listed off a handful of artist who came to the studio for Russian Roulette. “Nobody, man. I did have some people, they came in to make sure that it was official. I had a couple of friends who came through to make sure I wasn’t losing my mind,” he said. “Danny Brown came through, he was buggin’. Action Bronson came through. Couple other friends, Willie The Kid, Doo-Rag Dynasty, a lot of friends. … A.G. The Coroner, Evidence, Fashawn came through, ScHoolboy Q definitely thought I was buggin’. He’s also bugged out.”
Al also confirmed that a Step Brothers album with Evidence is in the works, and that it most likely will arrive by the end of the year. He denied that Re-Conversionalize is in the works with Curren$y, but that a follow up to Covert Coup could happen at any moment.
Finally, he said that he’s working with Planet Asia, Killa Ben and Tri State on the Doo-Rag Dynasty project, and that he never got the chance to work with Freddie Gibbs on a rumored full-length. He explains that he’s “almost done” with an album with Boldy James, and that “it’s a stupid great album.”
Watch the full interview below.