Russian Roulette
The Alchemist - Russian Roulette
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2012 Ratings: #201 / 928
User Score
Based on 4 ratings
July 17, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Decon / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
Your Review



Although it feels druggy and improvisational at times, the outcome is soberingly great. 

Consequence of Sound

Despite the big names (he invited a veritable indie hip-hop A-list), Maman’s vision shines without overpowering.


Russian Roulette turns out to be less about stepping out from behind the velvet curtain, and more about the magic he can weave from behind it.


It's a producer's album, and that means it predicts the creeping conservatism of an artist who has decided that creating songs is less interesting than creating sonic collages.

Nov 6, 2016
While Alc does't have the A-list features he had on Chemical Warefare, his beats are vastly better, and more his style. He's opted for more smoked-out 70's action movie sampled beats and rappers more fitting of that sound.
Track List
  1. Soundcheck 
  2. Apollo’s Last Stand (feat Ag The Coroner) 
  3. Crushed Kremlin (feat Meyhem Lauren) 
  4. Decisions Over Veal Orloff (feat Action Bronson) 
  5. Learned By Listening 
  6. Training Montage 
  7. Ivan’s Workout Plan 
  8. Never Grow Up (feat Evidence) 
  9. The Turning Point (feat Roc Marciano) 
  10. Live From Dynamo Stadium 2 
  11. Don Seymour’s Theme (feat Midaz) 
  12. Before The Fight Prelude 
  13. Adrian’s Word – Champion Song 
  14. Flight Of The Bumblebee 
  15. Kalashnikov Guns (feat Guilty Simpson) 
  16. Fight Confirmation (feat Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q) 
  17. Press Conference Prelude 
  18. Freakish Strength 
  19. Junkyard Fight Scene (feat Durag Dynasty) 
  20. Oleg’s Flight (feat Fashawn) 
  21. Moscow Mornings – Sunrise 
  22. Moscow Evenings – Sunset 
  23. The Kosmos Pt.1 – Lift Off (feat Chuuwee) 
  24. The Kosmos Pt.2 – Power Glove (feat Boldy James) 
  25. The Kosmos Pt.3 – In Orbit 
  26. The Kosmos Pt.4 – Moon Probe (feat Big Twins) 
  27. The Kosmos Pt 5 – 1st Contact – The Chase 
  28. The Kosmos Pt. 6 – Life On Another Planet (feat Willie The Kid) 
  29. The Kosmos Pt. 7 – The Explanation (feat Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire) 
  30. The Kosmos Pt. 8 – Return To Earth Outro
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Added on: July 5, 2012