Happy Dour Candy day!

Dour Candy SUPER FAN Combo Package

Thanks to all of our loyal fans that have already purchased the record. If you haven’t yet, here is how you can…

Backwoodz Website (special packages that include t-shirts and signed cd’s available here):


AMAZON Physical





& make sure to check out your local record store. If they don’t have it, tell them to get with the program and order some from our distributor, Traffic Distribution.


Willie Green presents “Days of Future Past”

Willie Green has a lot of songs. A lot like “200 in the past six years” a lot.

That’s what Willie Green told Mo Niklz when he asked him to mix this compilation. The idea of narrowing down this many songs to the best 30 was a bit daunting; they finally threw in the towel, leaving the final track count at 38. But hell, if those last eight were so good that they couldn’t keep them off, hopefully you’ll find a way to forgive them.

From Willie Green, “I gave Mo a lot of license picking which songs would make it; I sent him a relatively short list of ‘must-includes’ and told him to surprise me. The result is a solid hour of some of my favorite cuts, along with some unheard gems, featuring Junclassic, Warren Britt, the Bronx up-and-comer Deshawn Supreme, and rap legend General Steele of Boot Camp Clik.”

These are songs Willie Green either produced or remixed. Every beat here is produced by Willie Green. The download includes liner notes with stories about each song. We hope you enjoy…

Days of Future Past cover

You can download “Days of Future Past” for free HERE.

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 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:


70 N. 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 112211

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


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 (, & 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)
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!