New & Hottest Songs – February 2023 – Pt.13

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The Alchemist Picks Up The Mic On “60 Days” With Larry June

Not only does Al produce a lush and breezy beat, but he matches Larry’s lyrical ability with some bars of his own.

Hopefully The Alchemist and Larry June are dropping their album soon, because their latest single “60 Days” is so promising. Moreover, the track features both California rap artists in their best elements. On one hand, June comes through with steady and effortless verses, whereas Al- wait, did he just start rapping? Not only does The Alchemist produce here, but he gifts fans a nice 8-bar verse with some engaging rhymes and wordplay. Of course, Al got his start as an MC and that, paired with his decades of experiences, might be lost on newer listeners. Overall, if you had a doubt about either of these artists, “60 Days” indicates that a project could just bring out the best in each other.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 31: The Alchemist performs during NBA Leather Tour at O2 Academy Brixton on May 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

First, the instrumental here is classic Alchemist production. For example, the bright and otherworldly string samples and very light beat contrast with deep bass. As perfectly evidenced on albums of his like Sandwich, he’s a master at making a grimy beat feel wondrous, and a dreamy instrumental feel grounded. It also pairs well with June’s more understated delivery here, even as he details his lavish lifestyle. Most importantly, maybe these contrasts are indicative of the tracks themes. A lot can happen in 60 days, and there’s always the conflict between where you are and what it took to get you there.

Still, what did you think of this newest track from Larry June and The Alchemist, the lush “60 Days”? Moreover, are you looking forward to a new album from the two? However you feel, let us know in the comments and check out the music video and standout bars down below. Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, you can find the single on your preferred streaming service. As always, come back to HNHH for the best new music of the week from top-tier rappers, producers, or both.

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Quotable Lyrics
Know how to spot and catch a phony and do the plaxico to myself before the matrimony (Shoot myself)
Stick shift Aston, I’m diggin’ in my trick basket (Yeah)
Fixin’ plays, cut up the pot and split the change (60 days)
A lot of s**t could happen in 60 days

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