billy woods performing with KA @ Public Assembly

On August 31st, two of New York’s most celebrated new lyricists will be putting an exclamation mark on the summer, live at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. Since the February release of his sophmore LP, Grief Pedigree, KA has been lauded everywhere from Hiphopdx.com to the pages of the New York Times. All this without ever wavering from and even amid rumors that 50 Cent is trying to sign him, KA has stayed on the grind, releasing a slew of self-made videos that echo the gritty minimalism of his music. After rocking stages with Beanie Seigel and other hip-hop luminaries in recent months, this is KA’s first headlining gig in NYC since Grief Pedigree dropped! It is exciting and an honor to have billy woods open up for this show as it is sure to be a monumental one.

Friday August 31, 2012

Featuring Performances by:

KA
BIG BABY GANDHI
BILLY WOODS

9PM
@
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
70 N. 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 112211
$10

billy woods LIVE 7/25 @ Cameo Lounge, Brooklyn NY

For his first NYC show since the critically acclaimed “History Will Absolve Me” lp dropped, billy woods will be performing for the Brooklyn stop with the “Them Boys Ain’t Right” tour at the Cameo Lounge. The “Them Boys Ain’t Right” tour begins Tuesday, July 24th in Boston! ADAM (of Uncommon Records) will be touring with fellow progsters, Brzowski (Milled Pavement) and Mo Niklz. They’ll be rocking five stages in five nights that will take them from Boston through Brooklyn; Portland, Maine; Newport, R.I.; and Bridgeport, Conn. for a Northeast tour. Open Mike Eagle, MegaRan, PremRock & Willie Green  will also be sharing the stage with billy woods as special guests for the NY stop of the tour.

Wed, July 25, 2012

Cameo Lounge

10:00 pm

93 North 6th Street

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 302-1180

cameony.com

 

History Will Absolve Me is OUT NOW!!!

April 10th is finally upon us & we at backwoodz studioz are proud to announce that billy woods’ new album History Will Absolve Me is finally released for your listening pleasure.

We are also proud to announce that upon our 10 year anniversary of being a record label (whoa..) we finally have our OWN online store where we can sell products directly to our fans! We currently have two items for sale in the store: billy woods signed copies of HWAM & a special HWAM T-Shirt & album (signed) combo!  Get your limited edition HWAM shirt & album now at the Bodega!

You can also purchase the album now digitally at iTunes to get a different bonus track (exclusive to iTunes) and can also find it at your favorite hip-hop retailer (ughh.com, accesshiphop.com & many more)!

NEW billy woods track “Body Of Work” Feat. Masai Bey & Roc Marciano

Backwoodz Studioz is excited to debut the first official single, “Body Of Work,” featuring Masai Bey and Roc Marciano, from History Will Absolve Me, the new album from billy woods.

The track, produced by Willie Green, is one of the earliest that the emcee and beatsmith recorded for the album, and billy woods grew immediately attached to the track upon hearing it live in the studio. “The inspiration for ‘Body Of Work’ comes from chain-gang spirituals,” he explains. “All of the verses concern themselves with work, but also with getting older and trying to sum up one’s life, for better or worse.”

After laying his verse, woods knew he wanted features on the song, but he also know it couldn’t be just anyone, given the weighty retrospective – and introspective – subject matter. “I knew I needed some older cats on it,” notes woods. Each rapper builds on the themes that billy sets forth in the opening verse (“if you are familiar with the land issue in South Africa and Zimbabwe, the content of my verse might be a little clearer,” says woods), and each add their own personal experiences and emotions, bringing the track to life with three unique and insightful perspectives.

billy woods, Willie Green, MarQ Spekt & A.M. Breakups @ SXSW!

Backwoodz artists billy woods, Willie Green, MarQ Spekt & A.M. Breakups will be performing at SXSW on Thursday 3/15 at the Prog Rap Attack with our friends from Isolated Wax. If you are in the area stop by!

Thursday, March 15, from 9pm-3am, tagged “Prog Rap Attack”.

The showcase will be held at Club Pachanga, one of the few premiere Hip Hop clubs located on the Riverside, in the heart of the music capital of the world, on 2120 E Riverside Dr., and will include appearances by some of the most innovative talent in the trade.

Prog Rap Attack will consist of performances by a collective,
comprised of artists associated with a wide range of record labels including:
Mush Records
Hellfyre Club
Project Blowed
M9 Entertainment
Stonesthrow Records
Backwoodz Studioz
Fake Four and more

Confirmed acts on the bill are as follows:

Louis Logic (NYC)
Subtitle (LA)
Megabusive (SJ)
PremRock & Willie Green (NY)
Gel Roc (LA)
Riddlore (AUS, TX)
Open Mike Eagle (LA)
Haez One (SJ)
ADAM (NYC)
Elucid (BK)
Billy Woods (BK)
Marq Spekt (ATL)
Sean Blak (SJ)
Tape Mastah Steph (SJ, DTX)
A.M. Breakups (BK)
Anacron (LA)
Benofficial (SJ) |
Special Guest: Warren Britt (NYC)

Admission to the show is FREE. To attend, please RSVP on the event page.

HWAM promo video “Headband”

Here is our first promo video for the album, “Headband” produced by Essex Dogs, chronicles (no pun intended) the layover of a lifetime. “Headband” was actually the first song recorded for History Will Absolve Me but will only be on the limited edition Director’s Cut CD-version of the album, which will also include a full lyric book and a bonus track with Vordul Mega, produced by Lex Boogie from Da Bronx. Shot and edited by billy woods himself, enjoy!

Yule Prog 2011 is TONIGHT!

Uncommon Records and Backwoodz Studioz proudly present the 5th Annual Yule Prog Progressive Hip-Hop Festival at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY. You can check out this years line up on the flyer below, and this year you can also pre-order your ticket! It’s $12 advanced and $15 the day of the show at the door. When you pre order your name will be added to a list, just give your name at the door at Southpaw and you will also recieve a 2 free random CDs (one from Uncommon and one from Backwoodz). The show features Meyhem Lauren, Open Mike Eagle, Marq Spekt, all your favorites from Uncommon & Backwoodz and many more! Make sure you’re there on Thursday December 8th for some Progressive Hip-Hop history.

Four Seasons – Fall (Movement 3)

Assembled over the course of Willie and PremRock’s “Kill Your Idols” European tour, Fall (Movement 3) comes to you straight from Vienna, Austria. The third installment in Green’s seasonal series, this reflects the change to colder tempos and mellowing of moods. Like the other installments, Fall (Movement 3) is a “Name Your Own Price” download, even for free! Available Tues. Oct 25th from Backwoodz Studioz.

DOWNLOAD/STREAM THE BEAT TAPE HERE
http://williegreen.bandcamp.com/track/four-seasons-fall-movement-3