Last week, the rebellious spirit of ‘the people’ (as manifested by the anti-SOPA blackout) prevailed over the government’s moves to censor the internet. Since then, the main force keeping a middle finger to the powers-that-be hoisted proudly in the air is the Gangrene Army. Beware of The Alchemist, Oh No and director Jason Goldwatch—the self-proclaimed third eye’s third leg of the group—they will destroy you.

Leading up to Vodka & Ayahuasca, their second LP out today via Decon Records, Gangrene’s unconventional promotion campaign is challenging hip-hop standards for video production, not to mention the limits of decency. They’re having an obscene amount of fun doing it, too. Gangrene revels in making people squirm through clips of mined internet footage set to their song snippets. “The rules have been established for what your ears can buy, but the rules have yet to be established for what your eyes can watch,” says Goldwatch. “We’re sort of poking our finger in the anus of all these idiots trying to establish rules and all sorts of shit,” he continues. The choice is yours: ignore or stare at the jarring images that walk the line between outrageous and outlandish. Some of the eye-jammies in the Gangrene arsenal include decomposing animals (Gangrene did not harm any in the making of the video) and a young girl dismantling an assault rifle but there is lighter fare as well; like a dog bopping its head to random Gangrene loops in the trailer, as well as the more conventionally watchable video for “Vodka & Ayahuasca” (below) which dropped today.

Now that Gangrene has your attention, why look away? Even if you don’t know what’s ahead, there’s always the thrill of exploring the unknown. The giant eyeball illustrated in Gangrene’s promo imagery is always watching and it’s Goldwatch who gives it feet to move about and explore wherever strange things are happening. According to Oh No:

Alc and myself dug through a gang of heavy loops. Then Jason was literally doing the same thing, digging in the countless dusty video crates, pulling out equally crazy visuals to coincide with the beats, resulting in multi-sensed eye and ear beatdowns.

So watch, bug out and laugh a little bit, you have been granted the freedom to do so. Plus, Okayplayer and Decon are partnering up to make it worth your while! (See below).

The Alchemist + Oh No = Gangrene and their mindblowing new record Vodka & Ayahuasca is in stores today, January 24th. If you want the full experience, you gotta get geared up with this Vodka & Ayahuasca Deluxe Bundle. Okayplayer and Decon are partnering up to give away five sets to lucky Twitter winners.

Vodka & Ayahuasca CD or Vinyl
Instant Download of Vodka & Ayahuasca on 1/24/12
Limited Edition Gangrene T-Shirt
Vodka & Ayahuasca Shot Glass
Vodka & Ayahuasca Blacklight Poster (Limited Edition of 500)

To enter for your chance to win this contest:

1. Follow @okayplayer and @Decon on Twitter.

2. Tweet: RT @okayplayer Giveaway: Win Gangrene Vodka & Ayahuasca
Deluxe Bundle from @Decon http://bit.ly/wqTWtb

3. To enhance your chances, leave a comment in this post with a link
to your tweet, and tell us why you deserve to win.


  • http://twitter.com/hayabusaage Adrian Allen


    Not only was I first, but I also know how ridiculous it is to mix Vodka & Ayahuasca.

  • Alberto Mazzieri


    I was the second and I I woke up only to attend this competition, damned time zone.

  • http://www.90bpm.sk Marek Kamarýt


    The Alchemist and Oh No are two sick fucks making crazy ass music and I like them for that so much.

  • Brett F


    I should win one of the Vodka & Ayahuasca Deluxe Bundles because I am huge fans of Oh No and Alchemist.. I like them together as Gangrene because of the raw production they both bring and Oh No’s flow is crazy. Alchemist has clever rhymes too and they make the type of hip hop that I want to hear. Gangrene is very creative and they push the limits of hip hop. Gangrene is like a more raw version of Jaylib to me because its two Super Producers making the craziest music they can come up with.

    Thank you Decon Records and Okayplayer for having this contest. I visit Okayplayer alot and shout out to Decon Records for putting this Gangrene album out along with the Greneberg EP which was also crazy this year. I have enjoyed every Gangrene release so far Gutter Water and the Sawblade EP still get heavy play.

  • Justin Winn

    I want to win because The Alchemist is one of my favorite producers of all time. ALL TIME!

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  • Todd Whiteoak


    Ever since I grabbed the Sawblade Vinyl of Gangrene I’ve been on the lookout for all their releases and Vodka and Ayahuasca is no different

  • seoultra
  • seoultra


    because i’m korea no.1 fan of alc(of gangrene)

  • Ye


    Been a fan of ALC for a long time, definitely one of my favorite producers in the game. And he can spit, too! Also Oh No is crazy, I remember hearing him for the first time on the “Move” remix with late legendary J Dilla and Roc C and fell in love with that joint and it made me to check out “The Disrupt” album which is very dope imo. I’ve heard the first Gangrene album and I can say that it was very cool, was head banging all the time while listening so of course I’m looking forward to the sophomore album “Vodka & Ayahuasca”. From what I’ve heard already, I am sure that January 24th will be a great day for hip-hop and this album won’t disappoint anyone. I am happy to see features from Evidence (which is one of my favs), legendary Kool G Rap, Prodigy… So no matter if you win or not, cop this album and support the artists who make good music. I’ll probably said too much but I’m about to end on this note and I want to say that I’d greatly appreciate If I won this package because it’s awesome. That poster and shot glass is crazy. So peace and I’m out… P.S. ALC and OH NO, I see ya’ll!!!

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  • http://junclassic.bandcamp.com junMaf*ckn


    I dont deserve to win. So Ima just cop da cd… but Ima tweet this jawn anyway… video is friggin GREAT!