Russian Roulette (The Alchemist album)

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Russian Roulette
Studio album by The Alchemist
Released July 17, 2012
Recorded 2011-July 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 45:35
Label Decon,[1] ALC, E1
Producer The Alchemist
The Alchemist chronology
Odditorium EP (With Oh No, as Gangrene)
(2012)
Russian Roulette
(2012)

Russian Roulette, is the third studio album by producer/rapper The Alchemist. He had announced that all of the tracks would contain samples from Soviet music (hence the title), making it a concept album. Featured artists on the project consists of acts such as Evidence, Fashawn, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, Big Twins.

The album is not focused on rap and lyrics, rather it's more of an artistic rendition of tracks that are collages of samples, excerpts and elements from Soviet songs, among other sources (like a Memorex commercial). Fifteen of the thirty tracks do contain rapped lyrics on them.

In the album's booklet, there is different artwork for each song on the album.

Singles[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks produced by the Alchemist.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Soundcheck"   Maman 1:54
2. "Apollo's Last Stand" (featuring AG Da Coroner) Maman 1:44
3. "Crushed Kremlin" (featuring Meyhem Lauren) Maman 1:12
4. "Decisions Over Veal Orloff" (featuring Action Bronson) Maman, Asllani 1:26
5. "Learned by Listening"   Maman, Atha 0:54
6. "Training Montage - Getting Stronger"   Maman 2:05
7. "Ivan's Workout Plan"   Maman 0:30
8. "Never Grow Up" (featuring Evidence) Maman, Perretta 1:30
9. "The Turning Point" (featuring Roc Marciano) Maman, Myer 2:32
10. "Live from Dynamo Stadium 2"   Maman 0:40
11. "Don Seymour's Theme" (featuring MidaZ) Maman 2:22
12. "Before the Fight Prelude"   Maman 0:40
13. "Adrian's Words - Champion Song"   Maman 2:19
14. "Flight of the Bumblebee"   Maman 0:48
15. "Kalashnikov Guns" (featuring Guilty Simpson) Maman, Simpson 1:41
16. "Flight Confirmation" (featuring Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q) Maman, Sewell, Hanley 2:23
17. "Press Conference Prelude"   Maman 1:00
18. "Freakish Strength"   Maman 1:05
19. "Junkyard Fight Scene" (featuring Durag Dynasty) Maman, Green, Ceruti, Ben 2:37
20. "Oleg's Flight" (featuring Fashawn) Maman, Leyva 2:13
21. "Moscow Mornings - Sunrise"   Maman 1:47
22. "Moscow Evenings - Sunset"   Maman 1:49
The Kosmos
No. Title Writer(s) Length
23. "Pt. 1: Lift Off" (featuring Chuuwee) Maman, Hunter 1:14
24. "Pt. 2: Power Glove" (featuring Boldy James) Maman, James 1:11
25. "Pt. 3: In Orbit"   Maman 0:24
26. "Pt. 4: Moon Probe" (featuring Big Twins) Maman 1:11
27. "Pt. 5: 1st Contact (The Chase)"   Maman 1:04
28. "Pt. 6: Life on Another Planet" (featuring Willie the Kid) Maman, Jackson 1:49
29. "Pt. 7: The Explanation" (featuring Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire) Maman 2:08
30. "Pt. 8: Return to Earth Outro"   Maman 1:24

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