Back when I used to strictly listen to underground music, two of my favorite tracks came from the Mobb Deep-affiliated Infamous Mobb: “IM3” and “Mobb Ni**az,” from their 2002 debut album Special Edition. Those tracks, among several others at that point, had me convinced that Alchemist was the hardest producer out.
The crew and the beatsmith have maintained a working relationship throughout the years, and now Twin Gambino — aka, Big Twins — and Al connect for “Phantom of the Opera.” The lead single off Twins’ upcoming solo album Grimey Life, the project also serves as a precursor to Twins and Al’s joint album that’s due out in 2019.
Grimey Life drops November 16th. Listen to “Phantom of the Opera” below.