After the success of last year’s Covert Coup collaboration with New Orleans emcee Curren$y, Alchemist links up with the latest model of lyrically talented pothead, Odd Future’s Domo Genesis. No Idols works well as almost a companion piece to Covert Coup. The production’s similarly moody and deliberate, the rapping, lively and inspired. Hell, we even get another set of guest appearances by Prodigy and Freddie Gibbs.
Still, the Wolf Gang rep has a unique approach to Alc’s production, which results in the best work of his short career. Other guests include a re-invigorated Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Smoke DZA and a scene-stealing (when is he ever not?) Action Bronson. Often lost in the hoopla surrounding Odd Future, is that they are mostly very talented and very young. As evidenced by No Idols, they seem to get better with age.