Had to chill from the Shadowboxers press kick in order to let you know that Alchemist completed the greatest interview of 2009. It’s like Hunter Thompson + ODB + flippant Bob Dylan of the mid 60’s + Sun Ra + Bobcat Goldthwait.
Q: You’re doing interviews all day. How do you prepare for that?
A: I think of the dumbest shit that I can possibly say and then I practice. I usually do that for two hours and then I do a running high five to the mirror a few times. Practice my game face and do a couple of sit-ups and handstands and cartwheels, just the regular calisthenics that I can do inside my apartment and really, really psyche myself out for the crazy, next level questions that are going to be thrown at me, kind of like a little sparring thing you do with yourself, get ready for the jab and the uppercut of questions.
And here’s my pick thus far for video of the year: Alchemist & Oh No “Under Siege” from their upcoming Gangrene project