Nature Sounds Releases “Alchemy” By The Late GIFT OF GAB

Gift Of Gab - Alchemy

Finding Inspiration Somehow captures Gift of Gab at his formidable best, spitting out verses with unmatched dexterity. From the launch of “Slaughtah Dem (Godly)” featuring reggae artist Windstrong to “You Gon’ Make It In The End” featuring Lateef and Lifesava’s Vursatyl, Gab’s lyrical agility is on full display, weaving intricate wordplay with the precision of a surgeon. While rhythm and swiftness are Gab’s signatures, songs like the funk-styled “Breathe In” and atmospheric closing track “Back To The Light” featuring Canadians Justin Brave and Ashleigh Eymann showcase the diversity of Gab’s musical palette, exploring the different textures and flavors that color this album.

Praised by All Music Guide as “one of the very finest MCs to ever pick up a microphone” and Pitchfork for his “astonishing verbal dexterity and enunciation,” Gift of Gab was best known for being one half of the Bay Area’s celebrated hip-hop duo Blackalicious which was part of the influential and celebrated crew Quannum that included brothers Lyrics Born, Lateef the Truthspeaker, DJ Shadow, and Lifesavas. A force of nature whose phenomenal lyrical flow was matched by his lyrical speed and precision, Gab was a beloved artist not only within the San Francisco Bay Area, but within the music pantheon that extended far beyond the rap world. A genial and peaceful soul, he was embraced for not only his art but for his heart as well.

“Alchemy” is released today viaNature Sounds Records.  Gift of Gab’s posthumous album Finding Inspiration Somehow will be released on September 10, 2021 and is available for pre-order at

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Yoel Molina Law

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