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Alchemist and Earl Sweatshirt Secretly Released a Collaborative Album Under a Fake Name

Alchemist DJing at Coachella in 2015.

Photo by Kevin Winter for Coachella via Getty Images

“Fake album cover, song titles, the whole 9. Nobody found it yet.”

A few years back, Alchemist sent rap Twitter into a small frenzy when he revealed that a long-awaited collaborative album with Earl Sweatshirt wasn’t on the way, but had already arrived under a fake name from a fake group. In the 2019 tweet, the producer claimed he secretly released the project on Youtube and tasked his followers with finding it. At the time it was hard to tell if the producer meant this in earnest. But here we are two years down the line and Al is still referencing the elusive project.

“We hid a whole album on youtube under a fake name and youtube page,” the producer wrote in a tweet this morning. “Fake album cover, song titles, the whole 9. Nobody found it yet,” he added. Obviously, this reignited the hunt, which is, so far, proving to be inconclusive. Don’t count the rap nerds out just yet, though. Knowing the producer was serious could bring a new purpose to the chase. Suppose we’ll see.

Calls for a joint album were presumably renewed after Earl appeared on two of the four songs from Alchemist’s recently released This Thing of Ours EP. Released (very publicly and with a range of colored vinyl editions and variant covers,) on April 30th, featuring appearances from Boldy James, Pink Siifu, Maxo, Sideshow, and, of course, Earl, twice over. You can pick up a copy via ALC Records.

Expand the replies on either of the tweets below to keep up with the search for Alchemist and Earl Sweatshirt’s secret collaborative album. Hold tight for updates in the hours ahead.

 

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