1st Infantry
1st Infantry
Studio album by The Alchemist


29 June 2004


2003-2004 at The Lab Studios (New York City, New York), Baseclef Studios (Queens, New York), Sound Proof Studios (Venice, California), D Block Studios (Yonkers, New York), MGS Soundlab (Los Angeles, California) and Infamous Studios (Queens, New York)


Hip hop


All City Records/Koch Records


The Alchemist (also exec.), Neil Maman (exec.)

The Alchemist chronology


The Alchemist's Cookbook (2008)

1st Infantry is the debut studio album by American hip hop record producer The Alchemist, released in 2004 on All City Records and Koch Records. The album was solely produced by The Alchemist and features guest vocalists including Prodigy, The Game, The LOX, Nas, M.O.P., Mobb Deep, Lloyd Banks, T.I. and Dilated Peoples.

The album peaked at #101 on the US Billboard 200 and #11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Its only single, "Hold You Down" featuring Prodigy, Nina Sky and Illa Ghee, peaked at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. The album was also released as an instrumental version and deluxe edition with a bonus DVD the following year.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by The Alchemist.

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - - 0:56
2. "Dead Bodies" The Game, Prodigy Johnson, Maman, Taylor 4:20
3. "Your Boy Al (Interlude)" - - 0:47
4. "The Essence" The LOX Jacobs, Maman, Phillips, Styles 4:43
5. "Hold You Down" Prodigy, Nina Sky, Illa Ghee Albino, Albino, Jackson, Johnson, Kooper, Maman 3:57
6. "Industry Rule 4080 (Interlude)" - - 1:57
7. "Stop the Show" Stat Quo, M.O.P. Benton, Grinnage, Maman, Murry 2:45
8. "D Block to QB" Havoc, Noyd, Styles, J-Hood Hood, Maman, Muchita, Perry, Styles 4:03
9. "Bangers" Lloyd Banks Lloyd, Maman 3:44
10. "Where Can We Go" Devin the Dude Copeland, Maman 4:31
11. "It's a Craze" Mobb Deep Johnson, Maman, Muchita 4:03
12. "For the Record" Dilated Peoples Maman, Orac, Perretta, Taylor 3:47
13. "Boost the Crime Rate" Sheek, J-Hood Hood, Jacobs, Maman 5:24
14. "Strength of Pain" Chinky Evans, Hoggard, Malavasi, Maman 4:02
15. "A Soul Assassin's Tale" - - 1:35
16. "Bang Out" B-Real Freese, Maman, Reynolds 3:30
17. "Tick Tock" Nas, Prodigy Johnson, Jones, Maman 3:57
18. "Pimp Squad" T.I., The P$C Harris, Jose, Legal, Maman, Merit 3:05
19. "Different Worlds" Twin Maman, Raheem 3:57
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