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  • Summary: The second collaborative full-length album between Alchemist and Oh No includes Roc Marciano, Kool G. Rap, and Prodigy as guests.
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  1. Jan 26, 2012
    88
    Vodka & Ayahuasca is a salute to no-bullshit hip-hop done right.
  2. Feb 1, 2012
    80
    Underground Hip Hop in the right and literal sense of the term, Vodka & Ayahuasca is an uncompromising listen that dwells in the underbelly of an increasingly saccharine rap scene.
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    Energy levels stay firmly in the red throughout and, perhaps, unsurprisingly given the subject matter, it sounds as though the pair had enormous fun in making it. [May 2012, p.102]
  4. Jan 25, 2012
    71
    That atmosphere helps hold up Vodka & Ayahuasca's sense of anarchic, altered-state unease when the lyrics don't quite cut it, though the tolerable-at-worst punchlines and metaphors are easier to stomach the less dead-serious you take them.
  5. Feb 15, 2012
    70
    V & A is generally a more challenging listen than Gutter Water, but it's definitely a more rewarding one as well and a can't miss for fans of either artist or those curious to hear a more unique variety of sample material than the usual hip-hop fare.
  6. Feb 1, 2012
    70
    The standout tracks are the featureless "Flame Throwers," "Odds Cracked" and "Auralac Bags," the latter of which boasts a noir-ish, alleyway-chase-scene type of beat.
  7. 60
    Take Vodka and Ayahuasca as a testament to these guys' long-acquired mastery of their craft, even as the rhymes are generally less than striking.

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