Vodka & Ayahuasca
Label: Mass Appeal
Oh No and Alchemist's second album as Gangrene is on the same level as 2009's Gutter Water. The beats are crazy and occasionally brilliant -- check the Moroder-like synth stabs on "Drink Up" -- and the rhymes are dubious, though guest shots from more talented rappers like Roc Marciano, Evidence and Prodigy occasionally improve the latter. The L.A. producers' bumbling raps are beside the point -- they're just mere vocal spice to Vodka & Ayahuasca's thug vibes and rugged simplicity, from "Dump Truck" to "Auralac Bags."