Chemical Warfare (album)

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Chemical Warfare
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Studio album by The Alchemist
Released July 7, 2009
Recorded 2006-2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:31
Label ALC Records, E1 Music
Producer The Alchemist, Oh No
The Alchemist chronology
The Alchemist's Cookbook
(2008)The Alchemist's Cookbook2008
Chemical Warfare
Sawblade EP (With Oh No, as Gangrene)
(2010)String Module Error: Match not found2010
Singles from Chemical Warfare
  1. "Lose Your Life"
    Released: November 11, 2008
  2. "Therapy"
    Released: November 18, 2008
  3. "Smile"
    Released: May 5, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link (8.5/10) link
The Smoking Section 3.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) link 3.5/5 stars link
URB Magazine 4/5 stars link[permanent dead link]
XXL 3/5 stars link
HipHopSite.Com 4/5 stars link

Chemical Warfare is the second studio album by American hip hop producer and recording artist The Alchemist.[1] The album was released on July 7, 2009.

Meaning of the title[edit]

Featured artists and singles[edit]

The Alchemist recorded material for the album with Evidence, Fabolous, Mobb Deep, Dilated Peoples, Kool G Rap, Pusha T, Jadakiss, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Twista, Maxwell, Three 6 Mafia, Juvenile and Eminem.[2][3][4] The first song released from the album was "Keys to the City", which features Prodigy and Nina Sky.[5] Alchemist leaked the song himself in 2007. A video for the song, produced, shot, edited and directed by The Alchemist, was released on July 28, 2008.[6] The first official single announced was "Lose Your Life" featuring Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg & Pusha T.[7] The official video for "Smile", featuring Maxwell and Twista, was released on June 11, 2009.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 0:58
2. "ALC Theme" (featuring Kool G Rap) 3:49
3. "Lose Your Life" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss and Pusha T) 4:28
4. "Chemical Warfare" (featuring Eminem) 1:33
5. "Grand Concourse Benches" (featuring KRS-One) 5:23
6. "Therapy" (featuring Evidence, Blu, Talib Kweli and Kid Cudi) 5:22
7. "That'll Work" (featuring Three 6 Mafia and Juvenile) 5:00
8. "Smile" (featuring Twista and Maxwell) 4:43
9. "Keep the Heels On" (featuring Prodigy) 3:45
10. "Acts of Violence" (featuring Oh No, Roc C and Crooked I) 5:22
11. "Lights, Cameras, Action" (featuring Lil' Fame) 1:40
12. "Some Gangster Shit" (featuring Fabolous) 2:00
13. "On Sight" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound and The Lady of Rage) 3:46
14. "Take a Look Back" 5:29

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 63
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 13