We decided to make it easy on you when trying to decipher Armand Hammer’s lyrics from RACE MUSIC so we got them transcribed for you.
New Album from billy woods & Elucid
It is rare that two acclaimed solo artists, each just reaching their creative prime, come together to create something completely new. Nevertheless, two of NYC’s most innovative MCs, billy woods and Elucid, have joined forces as Armand Hammer. Backwoodz Studioz is proud to announce that today, October 22nd, 2013 we have released their visionary debut LP entitled RACE MUSIC. Get your copy now at your favorite retailer such as UndergroundHipHop.com, Amoeba & or direct from Backwoodz Studioz!
We hope you can make it as Armand Hammer are ready to set the stage on fire.
Wreck and Reference
YC the Cynic
Armand Hammer (billy woods & Elucid)
Shea Stadium October 17th, 8pm, all ages, free
First 20 people through the door get a free E-Cig (with valid 18+ I.D.) courtesy of Bedford Slims, whom helped make this show possible.
Elucid and billy woods are Armand Hammer
New mixtape Half Measures from Armand Hammer
On October 22nd, 2013 Backwoodz Studioz will release their debut LP entitled RACE MUSIC. But while you are waiting, enjoy this mixtape, Half Measures.
- Native Sun – produced by Jeff Markey
- My Blank Verse – produced by Small Pro
- Musical Chairs – produced by Uncommon Nasa
- Patra- produced by Messiah Musik
- Mozambique featuring Faro Z & Curly Castro – produced by Steel Tipped Dove
- The Press – produced by Blockhead
- Bottle Service – produced by Elucid
- Omega 3 Remix- produced by Concrete Sound System
- Blame the Devil – produced by Alap Momin
- Post Haste featuring Rob Sonic – produced by DOS4GW
- Gawdspeed Remix – produced by Surface Tension Beekeepers
- The Wake Remix – produced by Surface Tension Beekeepers
- Marooned – produced by DOS4GW
- The Good Die Mostly Over Bullshit featuring Curly Castro & Has-Lo – produced by DOS4GW
- Burnout – produced by Uncommon Nasa
- Fools Gold Remix featuring Open Mike Eagle & Moka Only – produced by Uncommon Nasa
billy woods performs tracks from Dour Candy for the first time since its release.
On August 22nd, billy woods will perform tracks from Dour Candy along with Milo, Premrock, Steel Tipped Dove, Brzowski, F. Virtue & more with DJ Mo Nikls holding down the 1’s & 2’s.
Thursday August 22, 2013
Featuring Performances by:
STEEL TIPPED DOVE & FRIENDS
music by: MO NIKLZ
186 Bedford Ave
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Check out the new billy woods video for the track “Gilgamesh” from Dour Candy. Enjoy!
Remixes from Dour Candy & History Will Absolve Me
It’s been a month since Dour Candy dropped and a year and some change since History Will Absolve Me, so it seems as good a time as any to thank our fans with some free music. Today’s digital 12″ comes in the form of two remixes, one from each album, both featuring friends old and new. Enjoy!
Armand Hammer premier Aug 2 @ Hell Gate Social with Open Mike Eagle & Premrock
On August 2nd, billy woods & Elucid will have their first performance as Armand Hammer, as they perform in Queens along with Open Mike Eagle, Premrock, Sarcasmo and more.
Friday August 2, 2013
Featuring Performances by:
OPEN MIKE EAGLE
ARMAND HAMMER (BILLY WOODS & ELUCID)
HELL GATE SOCIAL
12-21 Astoria Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11102
Happy Dour Candy day!
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):
ACCESS HIP HOP
& 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.
Backwoodz Studioz is excited to announce the July 2nd release of Dour Candy, a collaboration between Brooklyn-based rapper billy woods (formerly of the Super Chron Flight Brothers) and Manhattan producer Blockhead (Ninja Tune, Def Jux). The album is fully produced by Blockhead and sees woods joined on the mic by Aesop Rock, Open Mike Eagle, Elucid, Moka Only and L’Wren. This project comes at an interesting point for both artists; woods is fresh off the success of his critically-acclaimed opus History Will Absolve Me, an incendiary LP that left a heavy footprint on Best Of 2012 lists. For his part, despite a veritable canon of work with Aesop Rock and a series of successful instrumental records, 2013 represents a new direction for Blockhead. “I decided I wanted to do rap albums again and I just reached out to artists that I was a fan of,” he explains. It has already been a busy year for the producer, who just released an album with indie veteran Illogic in April.
Dour Candy is billy woods’ first album working with a single producer, something that he had always wanted to do. “It is both a challenge and an opportunity,” the MC says. “It’s a challenge because you have to work within the one framework and stay on the same page creatively. It’s an opportunity because, if done well, the result is so cohesive that you never have to worry, does this beat fit? Is this the right mood?”
That cohesiveness shines through on Dour Candy, an album thick with “mood,” Blockhead’s versatile production shifting and moving beneath woods’ nimble baritone. The result is a 44-minute masterpiece of quiet intensity: New York City as a backdrop for a series of interconnected vignettes. woods is the cinematographer, setting the scene, his lyrics a steady reel of black-and-white images. Blockhead provides the score, lush arrangements that float easily between melody and menace. With Dour Candy, billy woods’ brings a keen eye and fresh perspective to themes of sex, drugs and cable news—all boiled down into this pulp paperback of an album.
The album will be available on CD and colored vinyl with artwork unique to each format, courtesy of London-based artist Ashes57.
Click HERE for a BIO on billy woods.