Upon hearing the news that Maxwell would be singing on a new track from The Alchemist‘s forthcoming CD, Chemical Warfare, we broke out the Champipple here at SBHQ like any true Max fans would. Then we heard that rapid-fire MC Twista would be on the cut and our side eyes fluttered ever so slightly at the thought but kept hope alive noentheless. Now that the track has hit our collective eardrums and we’ve had time to digest it, reaction is mixed at best. Yes, our beloved Maxy does his duty on the hook, but overall it’s been described as a “mess” and “aight.” Yikes! Not exactly a hit around these parts. We’ll just return to impatiently waiting for Maxwell’s official first single and playing Urban Hang Suite on repeat.
The Alchemist feat. Maxwell & Twista: “Smile”
The Alchemist: Chemical Warfare [Amazon 4/7]