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Alchemist Talks Jay-Z, Nipsey Hussle & More on ‘Quarantine Radio’

blame it on Shake May 8, 2020

Since the start of this whole lockdown, Jeff and Eric Rosenthal – better known as ItsTheReal – have been sharing daily episodes of their Quarantine Radio show (and yes, this was before Tory Lanez did it) as they hop on the phone to chop it up with the likes of Griselda, The LOX, The-Dream, Action Bronson, Maxo Kream, Questlove, Fabolous, Black Thought, and many more.

On Episode 44, the Rosenthal brothers call up Alchemist–who’s been a guest on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal–for a long-overdue catch-up.

During the call, Uncle Al details how his collaboration with Jay-Z and Jay Electronica came to be, his and his brother’s longtime friendship with Nipsey Hussle, how Rap Camp is faring these days considering quarantine protocol, whether that whole vibe could have existed if he tried it in NYC, his thoughts on the Verzuz battles and whether he’d be down to participate, what to expect from the new Action Bronson album, how his dance moves from the 90s would hold up today, what kinds of questions A$AP Yams would ask him, what he thought when he’d visit D-Block studios, and much more.

Press play below and be sure to check out all the other episodes on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.