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IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING...
Since 2002 we have been on an oft-delayed mission here at backwoodz studioz, to punch a hole in the rap game big enough for all of the talented cats we know to crawl through. We are not there yet, but the hole is definitely a lot fucking bigger. So look and listen your way around this site, read some interviews, wander through the stacks and you might catch a contact.
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.
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The economy is in the tank. Unemployment is at an all-time high. Those with money are scared to spend it and those without, well…they do without. Two-and-a-half wars continue to drain the nation’s coffers while the bloodshed increases. Summer is over. Winter is coming. Want to hear the good news? Backwoodz Studioz has a free record for you, aptly titled The Cost Of Living. With albums from billy woods, Elucid, Willie Green & Pastense on the horizon but still awaiting release dates, we figured our fans could use something to hold them over. Fifteen tracks featuring our artists; Willie Green, Vordul Mega, billy woods, A.M. Breakups, Elucid, Marmaduke, Bond, Pastense & HiCoup. They are joined by friends and family like Open Mike Eagle, Junclassic, Nasa, Man Mantis, Eleven, Teddy Faley, Cavalier , Megabusive and L’Wren.
With the release of Billy Woods’ History Will Absolve Me set for winter, we here at Backwoodz Studioz figured this would be the perfect time to drop some new (and old) Woods’ tracks. Being that’s it has been six years since his last solo, we thought you could use a little reminder of why Billy is one of our favorite rappers. A salad bowl of new, unreleased and classic material from Georgia Ave’s favorite son all blended perfectly by Baltimore’s own DJ Addikt (Murrland, stand up!)
DJ Addikt presents Cowardly Threats & Hideous Cruelty; The Best Of Billy Woods
2. Slaughterhouse (produced by BOND)
3. Aurora Borealis (Jamaican Brick Weed mix by BOND)
4. Chikirubi Remix (produced by BOND)
5. Family Ties (produced by Willie Green)
6. Consolation Prize (produced by BOND)
7. Weighting (produced by Willie Green)
8. Invasion (featuring Hasan Salaam) (produced by Marmaduke)
9. Georgia Ave. (produced by BOND)
10. Come On & Take It (produced by BOND)
11. Clockers (produced by BOND)
12. 52 Lashings (produced by Jazz Infinite)
13. Opium Scripts (featuring Vordul Mega) (produced by BOND)
14. Imani (featuring Vordul Mega) (Willie Green remix)
15. African Robotics (A.M. Breakups remix)
16. La Da (produced by Marmaduke)
17. Good Times Had By All (produced by A.M. Breakups)
18. Rent Control (Bushwick mix) (produced by BOND)
19. High Treason (produced by Marmaduke)
20. The Party (produced by Nasa)
21. Keep Livin’ (featuring Vordul Mega) (produced by EL-P)
22. Green Goblin (produced by Willie Green)
23. Stillife (produced by Casino Earl)
24. Xanax (produced by Marmaduke)
25. Death From Above (featuring Kong & Spiega) (produced by Essex Dogs)
26. First Blood (featuring Priviledge) (produced by BOND)
27. Concussion (produced by BOND)
28. Gourmet (produced by Two Hook)
29. Bastards Of The Party (produced by BOND)
30. The Big East (produced by DR MONOKROME)
31. Heroin (featuring Thrill Gates Jr.) (produced by DR. MONOKROME)
32. Gasoline (produced by BOND)
33. Guns and Pussy Remix (produced by Lex Boogie)
34. Cyanide (featuring Tommy Gunn) (produced by Essex Dogs)
35. Martyr Rock Remix (featuring the Presence) (produced by Nasa)
36. Two Blunts (featuring Goldenchild) (produced by Southpaw)
37. October (produced by BOND)
38. Believers (produced by BOND)
39. Bob Hope (produced by BOND)
40. White Worst (produced by Teleseen)
If you have never heard of Woods before, this megamix is probably as good an introduction as any. Culled from his early solo work, group tracks [as a member of the Reavers or the other 1/2 of the Super Chron Flight Brothers], guest appearances, limited release remixes and previously unreleased material, even the most hardcore fan will find something new in the mix.
History Will Absolve Me is slated for a winter release, with production by Willie Green, Marmaduke, A.M. Breakups, Nasa and Lex Boogie. A dark departure from his critically-acclaimed work with the now defunct Super Chron Flight Brothers, HWAM is will also be his first album release with a full lyric book, which, for some of us will come in quite handy.
For those of you wondering where BOND is, worry not, he and Billy are in the studio now working on an LP called Oliver Twist. Yeah, we know it’s the same one producer, one emcee record Woods and BOND have been promising since Camouflage but this time it is actually happening.
A nod to Vivaldi’s violin concertos of the same name, Willie Green and Backwoodz Studioz release the first movement of the Four Seasons beat tape series. Spring (Movement 1) is a 20-minute blend of instrumentals inspired by/perfect for the impending warm weather. A departure from the dialogue heavy Dirty Jordans and Of Heroes & Villains…, Spring is strictly beats, a great backdrop for stoop sales, BBQ’s and all the things you can’t wait to do when the weather is right.
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A.M. Breakups teams up with Billy Woods (Super Chron Flight Brothers) for a brand new single off the upcoming Cowardly Threats & Hideous Cruelty mixtape. “Good Times Had By All” features the Utica producer at his most subdued, a rainy day dreariness that perfectly matches the dark humor of Woods’ bitter verses. The flip side of the track is Breakups’ spectacular remix of the Super Chron Flight Brothers “42nd St.” off the duo’s critically-acclaimed LP, Cape Verde. This is Breakups at his uptempo best, the meticulously layered beat shifting beneath itself but perfectly couching the fast-paced 70′s concept of the original track. The song features the Super Chron Flight Brothers along with Wu-Tang’s Lord Superb (Supreme Clientele), HiCoup and Pastense. For those of you who haven’t checked out this kid’s debut album, The Cant Resurrection, which Backwoodz Studioz dropped last week, hopefully now you have one more good reason to stop sleeping.
DJ Addikt presents Cowardly Threats and Hideous Cruelty; The Best of Billy Woods will be released as a free download the second week of April.
Congrats to A.M. Breakups for the release of his debut album, The Cant Resurrection, out now on Backwoodz Studioz.
Get the album now at your local record store or download instantly from iTunes
Once again, Yule Prog is back & it’s gonna be a good one. Backwoodz is honored to be involved with four of our artists on the line-up: A.M. Breakups, HiCoup, Willie Green & billy woods.
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It’s only September, but we are already in winter mode at the label, wrapping up rap presents for all you rappity-rap fiends. We are really excited to be putting out producer A.M. Breakups new album The Cant Resurrection, as well as a free billy woods mixtape. But before we do all that, we thought we would whet your appetite with Clink Pieces, an EP by A.M. Breakups. Meant as a companion piece to his forthcoming album, the songs on Clink Pieces are a mix of instrumentals and collaborations with MC’s K-Swift, Eleven, Teddy Faley, Warren Britt, V8, Model Citizen and Nasa aka Adam Warlock. For those already familiar with A.M. Breakups from his output as one half of the group 11:00A.M. or his work with the Super Chron Flight Brothers, Clink Pieces is a first look at this young producer’s solo vision. And for those of you who don’t know…get familiar!
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For some visuals, check out the video for “Baltimore, I Never Been”, the first single from Clink Pieces. Directed and filmed by Crosby for photo-POW.
Bloodlust 2 is the definitive MarQ Spekt record. A step above everything released thus far. This project features the reclusive veteran rhyming along side some of his generations finest MC’s including Karniege, Messiah, Vordul Mega, Sean Price, J-Live, Stahhr the Empress, Thirstin Howl 3rd, Broady Champs, C-Rayz Walz, John Robinson, Skit Slam, Dynas and more.
Those who have followed the “Broady Champ” since the late 90′s and kept your eyes to the ground during Spekt’s J.D. Salinger-esque hiatus from the game, finally have what they have been waiting for. Bloodlust 2 is a labor of love and the first album to hand anyone who wants to know what he MarQ Spekt is about. Barbwire rhymes, scrunch your face up verses, the “grilchiness” that you’ve been missing.
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Today is the day that the Super Chron Flight Brothers new album Cape Verde drops on CD. To celebrate the release of the deluxe CD’s replete with extended liner notes, we are dropping the video for “Bmore” featuring Zesto. Check it out here…
Where to buy Cape Verde online:
Access Hip Hop
UGHH will also have limited quantities of the Cape Verde remix CD called Direct TV. Cape Verde; Direct TV is a remix of the ENTIRE Cape Verde album. Backwoodz reached out to beatmakers of all stripes in order to reconstruct this future classic from the ground up! Producers include Subtitle, Lex Boogie, DJ Zesto, Marmaduke, Nasa, Dig Dug, AM Breakups, Essex Dogs, Army Fatique, BOND and Willie Green. With all new samples, Direct TV is the perfect companion piece to the last SCFB album.