After a scene-stealing appearance on Alchemist's new album Russian Roulette and some buzz-building early singles, hip-hop's newest supergroup is ready to take the spotlight. Consisting of Cali-bred emcees Planet Asia, Killer Ben, and Tristate, Durag Dynasty is the latest project presented by Alchemist, the producer behind tracks for the likes of Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nas, Mobb Deep, Fat Joe, and more. Durag Dyansty's debut album 360 Waves is entirely produced by Alchemist.
While Planet Asia has enjoyed an extensive career dating back to the late 90s, Killer Ben and Tristate are newer artists. Fortunately, the latter two are no less capable of rocking the mic, and both get a stamp of approval from Alchemist. "Tristate is a professional wizard," he says. "Killer Ben is a rare combination of a certified larynx surgeon and a schoolyard bully." Joining the three co-stars is a star-studded lineup of guests, including Prodigy, Evidence, Phil The Agony, Chace Infinite, and more. Expect head-nodding hip-hop and, in Alchemist's words, "stretchable polyester rhythms."