Chemical Warfare (album)

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Chemical Warfare
Chemical Warfare2.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 7, 2009
Recorded2006-2009
GenreHip hop
Length55:31
LabelALC Records, E1 Music
ProducerThe Alchemist, Oh No
The Alchemist chronology
The Alchemist's Cookbook
(2008)
Chemical Warfare
(2009)
Sawblade EP
(2010)
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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
RapReviews.com(8.5/10) link
The Smoking Section3.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(7.8/10) link
DjBooth.net3.5/5 stars link
URB Magazine4/5 stars link[permanent dead link]
XXL3/5 stars link
HipHopSite.Com4/5 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.TitleLength
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
position
US Billboard 200[9] 63
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 13

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Exclusive Hip Hop News, Audio, Lyrics, Videos, Honeys, Wear, Sneakers, Download Mixtapes". Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Alchemist Speaks On His Fully Loaded Guests On His Album! & Return of Eminem? WOAH". WORLDSTARHIPHOP. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Alchemist: Mixing Dangerous Chemicals". BallerStatus.com. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  5. ^ Hip Hop Galaxy - The Alchemist
  6. ^ The Alchemist - Key To The City Feat. Prodigy & Nina Sky
  7. ^ ALCSY. "ALCHEMISTBEATS". Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  8. ^ "The Alchemist featuring Maxwell and Twista – Smile (Video)". WeLiveThis.com. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  9. ^ "The Alchemist Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "The Alchemist Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "The Alchemist Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.