KNOWN UNKNOWNS PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE!!

ORDERS START SHIPPING ON JUNE 8th for BILLY WOODS’ NEW ALBUM!

Known Unknowns is billy woods’ new album, a follow-up to 2013’s Blockhead collaboration Dour Candy. Blockhead is still behind the boards here but there are also a couple beats from his longtime collaborator Aesop Rock. But the center of the whirlwind is still woods, who re-emerges from a two-year hiatus after releasing the avant-garde Today, I Wrote Nothing in early 2015. Known Unknowns finds the artist on more melodic ground, but still his esoteric, acerbic self, spinning verses equal parts joy and terror, wry wit and blind rage. There are guest appearances from ELUCID (Armand Hammer), as well as Aesop Rock, Homeboy Sandman, Googie, singer Barrie McLain and DJ Mo Niklz. Since Dour Candy, Blockhead has worked with Aesop, Sandman and MarQ Spekt but Known Unknowns shows that he and woods have developed their own unique chemistry. Here is the tracklist for the album…

  1. Bush League
  2. Snake Oil
  3. Unstuck
  4. Wonderful feat. Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
  5. Superpredator
  6. Fall Back
  7. Groundhogs Day
  8. Everybody Knows
  9. Police Came To My Show
  10. Nomento feat. ELUCID
  11. Washington Redskins
  12. Tupac Jackets feat. ELUCID
  13. Source Awards
  14. Strawman feat. Googie & Barrie McLain
  15. Cheap Shoes
  16. Gazpacho
  17. Keloid
  18. Robespierre feat. Barrie McLain

The album features exclusive artwork for the vinyl & cd versions! The CD version includes a 20-page lyric book featuring illustrations by Ethan Hamilton on uncoated stock while the vinyl consisted of two pieces of colored transparent vinyl with side A/B a transparent red & side C/D a transparent blue both packaged in a gatefold jacket with stunning artwork by Shane Ingersoll. The gatefold outer spread will also be available as a t-shirt! All formats will start shipping on June 8th and will be available at your favorite physical & online retailer on June 9th.

The 10th & Final YULE PROG Coming Up on December 15th!

Coming up on Thursday Decemebr 15 at DROM, Backwoodz Studioz is excited to be part of the 10th and Final Yule Prog / Progressive Hip-Hop Festival. The amazing lineup includes Denmark Vessey, Elucid, billy woods, Willie Green, Uncommon Nasa, Official MarQ Spekt, The Karma Kids, Sketch185, deem spencer, Taiyamo Denku w Shortrock & The Mighty Dj Mo Niklz!! Make plans to be here as you won’t want to miss the the 10th & LAST Yule Prog!!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1349315208435048/

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“MAN OF BRONZE” FREESTYLE CHALLENGE!!

Bring your best bars and win a Willie Green banger!

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“The Man Of Bronze” is the new single from Willie Green’s Doc Savage. The song is a booming mix of hard drums and martial horns, the perfect backdrop for Henry Canyons and Googie to weave competing narratives. Along with the premiere of his new single “The Man of Bronze”, we are giving the opportunity for one fan to get a free custom beat from Green himself!!

Enter the Bronze Freestyle Challenge by posting a video of your best freestyle over THIS BEAT on social media and use the hashtag #BRONZECHALLENGE.

The judges panel consists of Backwoodz’ very own Armand Hammer, so bring your best bars and win a Willie Green banger!

ELUCID’s Debut Album, “SAVE YOURSELF” Out Now!!

It’s been a long time coming but it’s well worth the wait. We here at Backwoodz Studioz could not be any more proud to finally put this record out. Save Yourself is ELUCID’s solo debut and, as far as we are concerned, it’s simply an incredible piece of art. We thank you for your support, patience and we hope you agree.

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DISCLAIMER on VINYL: Due to the process used to make this hand-mixed “grey marble” vinyl, each copy has it’s own unique coloring and may not look exactly like the image shown.