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Russian Roulette
Russian Roulette
Studio album by The Alchemist

Released

17 July 2012

Recorded

2011-2012

Genre

Hip hop

Length

45:35

Label

Decon

Producer

The Alchemist

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Russian Roulette is the third studio album by American hip hop artist The Alchemist, released in 2012 on Decon. Produced entirely by The Alchemist, it features guest appearances by Action Bronson, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q and Fashawn, amongst others.

The album is constructed from samples of Soviet music, making it a concept album. The album is not focused on rap lyrics, but instead it is more of an artistic rendition of tracks that are collages of samples, excerpts and elements from Soviet songs. Fifteen of the thirty tracks do not have rapped lyrics on them. In the album's booklet, there is different artwork for each song.

The album peaked at #65 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It was The Alchemist's first solo studio album to fail to reach the Billboard 200. "Flight Confirmation" featuring Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q and "Don Seymour's Theme" featuring MidaZ were released as singles.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by The Alchemist.

No. TItle Performer(s) Time
1. "Soundcheck" - 1:54
2. "Apollo's Last Stand" AG da Coroner 1:44
3. "Crushed Kremlin" Meyhem Lauren 1:12
4. "Decisions Over Veal Orloff" Action Bronson 1:26
5. "Learned by Listening" - 0:54
6. "Training Montage - Getting Stronger" - 2:05
7. "Ivan's Workout Plan" - 0:30
8. "Never Grow Up" Evidence 1:30
9. "The Turning Point" Roc Marciano 2:32
10. "Live from Dynamo Stadium 2" - 0:40
11. "Don Seymour's Theme" MidaZ 2:22
12. "Before the Fight Prelude" - 0:40
13. "Adrian's Words - Champion Song" - 2:19
14. "Flight of the Bumblebee" - 0:48
15. "Kalashnikov Guns" Guilty Simpson 1:41
16. "Flight Confirmation" Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q 2:23
17. "Press Conference Prelude" - 1:00
18. "Freakish Strength" - 1:05
19. "Junkyard Fight Scene" Durag Dynasty 2:37
20. "Oleg's Fight" Fashawn 2:13
21. "Moscow Mornings - Sunrise" - 1:47
22. "Moscow Evenings - Sunset" - 1:49
23. "The Kosmos Pt. 1 - Lift Off" Chuuwee 1:14
24. "The Kosmos Pt. 2 - Power Glove" Boldy James 1:11
25. "The Kosmos Pt. 3 - In Orbit" - 0:24
26. "The Kosmos Pt. 4 - Moon Probe" Big Twins 1:11
27. "The Kosmos Pt. 5 - 1st Contact (The Chase)" - 1:04
28. "The Kosmos Pt. 6 - Life on Another Planet" Willie the Kid 1:49
29. "The Kosmos Pt. 7 - The Explanation" Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire 2:08
30. "The Kosmos Pt. 8 - Return to Earth Outro" - 1:24
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