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!!
Bring your best bars and win a Willie Green banger!
“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!
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.
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.
In advance of ELUCID’s upcoming album SAVE YOURSELF officially slated for release on April 15, 2016, here is OSAGE
This mysterious project is called Osage and it’s 16 minutes long, give or take. It features production and lyrics from ELUCID*, and billy woods shows up a couple times. It’s all new music that no one ever heard before, us included. And that’s about all we know. We weren’t really expecting this when we got it but it was really ill, so we said “thanks” and now we are giving it to you. Here at Backwoodz we have a very simple policy regarding gift horses. If you want a download or a physical copy of Osage, check out ELUCID’s Bandcamp in the coming days.
*Except for “House Keys” which was produced by Ohbliv
Starting NOW, History Will Absolve Me Vinylx2 is available for preorder! Head to our store now to pre-order your copy. Also available is a combo pack of History Will Absolve Me + Today, I Wrote Nothing. Orders with History Will Absolve Me will start shipping on December 8th.
billy woods, PremRock, Mo Niklz & Henry Canyons hit the road to perform at a venue near you!
Next week billy woods hits the road for his first national tour, accompanief by fellow Backwoodz Studioz artist Henry Canyons, DJ Mo Niklz and frequent Willie Green collaborator PremRock. The tour kicks off September 22nd in New York City. If you havent copped the stunning Today, I Wrote Nothing vinyl yet, catch woods live and you can get a signed copy from the man himself. Not every artist is playing every show, so check local listings.
Check out the new Henry Canyons video for “C’est La Vie” !!
“If you listened to the billy woods flash anthology #TodayIWroteNothing and were left questioning, among other things, who was the guy with the baritone voice on “Bicycles” and “Poor Company,” Canyonland is the best place to find your answer. For starters, it’s Henry Canyons, “a half-French Jewish Brooklynite transplanted to Los Angeles.” As you might’ve guessed from the aforementioned cameos, Canyons isn’t all tone and no substance; he has a story to tell and does so with the nomadic perspective and earned effortlessness of a true troubadour. And if some lingering influence of Capitalism and Schizophrenia should rear its zany head, so it goes. That’s life. “C’est la vie,” dun.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
Today, I Wrote Nothing in stores March 31, 2015.
New solo album from billy woods
Today, I Wrote Nothing is the first billy woods solo material since 2013’s Dour Candy, his critically acclaimed collaboration with New York City producer Blockhead, itself a follow-up to woods’ sprawling 2012 masterpiece, History Will Absolve Me.
Still, in keeping with woods’ modus operandi, Today, I Wrote Nothing stands apart conceptually from previous work. The album is a collection of short songs and vignettes that form a cohesive meditation on life’s journeys and death’s hiding places.
Elucid, woods’ partner in rap duo Armand Hammer, makes several guest appearances, as does fellow Backwoodz Studioz labelmate Henry Canyons. Equally close to home is the production, provided by a mix of longtime collaborators and friends: Willie Green, Blockhead, Messiah Muzik, Elucid, Steel Tipped Dove, Junclassic, DOSG4W, and Busdriver & Aesop Rock. Additional cameos are by L’Wren, Curly Castro, and DJ Mo Nicklz.
Over this shifting beat collage, woods tirelessly weaves stories and myths in his own inimitable style. The result is a hard-driving road trip of a rap album—music loud, windows down, weight in the trunk. Today, I Wrote Nothing is a powerful statement by one of the genre’s most interesting voices.
All photographs by Alexander Richter.