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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.
The final album in the Super Chron Flight Brothers “World Tour” trilogy, Cape Verde, drops digitally today. For those of you waiting for the hard copies, worry not, the deluxe digipak CD with extended liner notes (which will be packaged with a remix album at select retailers) come out on July 27th. But for those of you who are ready to fly now, Cape Verde is now boarding. Your pilots Billy Woods and Priviledge, have now turned off the no-smoking light…
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Ironically, the follow up to Willie Green’s acclaimed …Of Heroes and Villains, (July ’09 – Backwoodz Studioz) Dirty Jordans is technically the prelude. Completed a year prior to the New England producer’s debut, Dirty Jordans was held back once the Flight Brothers started mining the instrumental album for beats. Created from ’07 – 08, Dirty Jordans is a 30 track instrumental companion piece to the Super Chron Flight Brothers upcoming LP, Cape Verde. The album includes a number of beats that also appear on Cape Verde, so Backwoodz Studioz will be releasing the projects one week apart with Jordans on June 15th and Cape Verde on the 22nd. A departure from the storyline concept of …Of Heroes and Villains, Dirty Jordans is a stream of consciousness project, a wide selection of beats with movie and television samples abound. The album features Green’s alter-ego Baron Silas Greenback, alter-alter-ego David Lopan, and a host of other “guests.”
Willie Green is based out of Brooklyn, NY and possesses an impressive production resume including Cannibal Ox, LuckyIAm, Reks, Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall), MarQ Spekt and many more. As in-house producer/engineer for Backwoodz Studioz, Green has a number of upcoming projects with the label, including a one MC/one producer project with New Jersey’s HiCoup titled Guerrilla Jones, production on the upcoming billy woods solo effort History Will Absolve Me, and work on New York based emcee Premonition’s debut The Build.
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The Super Chron Flight Brothers new album, Cape Verde, is due in digital form on June 22 and CD on July 13th. We here at Backwoodz are really excited about the record, and apparently we are not the only ones. Check out the Village Voice interview where Billy Woods discusses “Reggie Miller” and the last album of the World Tour trilogy. But you know we would not hit up your inboxes if that was all we had to offer, producer Willie Green not only laced the beat of the single we are premiering right here, he also made a video. So, ladies and gentlemen, Backwoodz Studioz is proud to present….
“Strangers With Candy” from the forthcoming LP, Cape Verde.
It’s been a long time coming, as they say, but finally the new Super Chron Flight Brothers album, Cape Verde, has a release date (June 22nd). So what better to time hit y’all with the first single, “Reggie Miller“, produced by the incomparable Willie Green. And while we are at it, here is the tracklisting (or should I say, TV Guide) for Cape Verde. So twist up, turn up the volume and think back on the days when, for better or worse, “skunk” just meant it wasn’t completely brown, and the biggest bill you had every month was for your pager.
1. Reggie Miller
2. Golden Grams
4. Good Country People
6. B More ft. Zesto
8. Wheel Of Fortune ft. Masai Bey
9. Double Jeopardy
10. Strangers With Candy
11. Rap City
12. The Spin Off
13. 42nd St. ft. Lord Superb, Pastense & HiCoup
14. No Spin Zone
15. Unsolved Mysteries ft. Vordul Mega
16. Emmanuel Goldstein ft. Bigg Jus
17. Nigger Pennies
18. 100 Ft. of Cold Dirt ft. Johnny Voltik
19. Guns And Pussy
20. Paid Programming
This project according to Spekt is the definitive project from him. A step above everything released thus far and boasts strong collabo’s and features. Rhyming along side some of the Undergrounds 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 others.
2. Introductory fees
3. Guttersnipin’2 -ft.LexBoogiefromtheBX,Akil Nuru
4. Broken Halo-ft.HiCoup,Karniege,Vordul Mega
5. the Corner-freestyle
6. Murder Illastrated-ft Dynas
7. the LightShow1
8. This is HipHop-ft Messiah,LexBoogiefromtheBX
9. Lexilla-ft.Stahhr the Empress,J-Live,Ozy Reigns,Huey P Capone
10. 151 Banger Illastrate remix-ft. Broady Champs
11. The Ogeez-ft.LexBoogiefromtheBX,Akil Nuru
12. Kill that efffa@#@# freestyle
13. Metal Face Rucker Park shit
14. Conflict at the Embassy-ft LexBoogiefromtheBX
15. T.O.P ft-Huey P Capone aka Nyce
18. Thin Air-ft Karniege
19. the Hoook snippet-ft CrayzWalz,ThirstinHowlII,SeanPrice
20. Summer of 99′-ft ID4Windz,SkitSlam,John Robinson aka Lil’ Sci
21. True HipHop Stories
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Murder Illastrated-ft Dynas
It’s been a long year, and Uncommon Records and Backwoodz Studioz are ending it with a bang. Law & Order pits Backwoodz in-house producer Willie Green (Super Chron Flight Brothers, Cannibal Ox, Reks) against Uncommon capo Nasa aka Adam Warlock (owner Uncommon Records) in an all-out producer battle for indie rap supremacy. Law & Order features exclusives, remixes, and instrumentals as two of underground hip-hop’s best producers clash for bragging rights.
1. Flashback (Nasa Remix)- Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One
2. Ain’t Got Much Time- HiCoup
3. Somehow, Someway (Nasa Remix) – Organized Konfusion
4. The World Piece- Zesto
5. Pyro- Vast Aire (From the vaults of Young Warlock)
6. Hermit Kingdom (Willie Green Remix) – The Presence
7. Flower Children- Nasa aka Adam Warlock
8. Pardon Me- Warren Britt
9. Rocket Science- Isaiah Toothtaker & Nasa aka Adam Warlock
10. Writer’s Block- Teddy Faley
11. Voice Within A Candle (Inst.)- Nasa aka Adam Warlock
12. The Terror- MC K-Swift
13. Tetris- The Presence & K-the-I???
14. The Ballad of Jesse L. Martin (Inst.)- Willie Green
Odd Numbered Tracks Produced and Mixed by Nasa
Even Numbered Tracks Produced and Mixed by Willie Green
The Super Chron Flight Brothers are back! Deleted Scenes is a prelude to Cape Verde, which is the official follow-up to their 2007 debut Emergency Powers. The mixtape is full of brand-new Super Chron tracks, remixes and unreleased exclusives. There is even a sneak peak at some new Billy Woods solo material. Cape Verde was originally slated for release this fall but now that the release date is set as 2/23/10, we felt like we owed the fans something to hold them over.
Deleted Scenes features guest appearances by Cannibal Ox, Invizzibl Men, Trife da God, Zesto, Pastense, Junclassic, Johnny Voltik, and more. Production is handled by Willie Green, BOND, Marmaduke, Essex Dogs, A.M. Breakups and Arcsin.
1. Michael Richards – SCFB
2. Guy Fawkes (Willie Green Remix) – SCFB feat Trife Diesel
3. Headband – Billy Woods
4. IFC – Priviledge
5. La Da (BOND Remix) – SCFB
6. Stories Of A Ghost (A.M. Breakups Remix) – Invizzibl Men
7. Consolation Prize – Billy Woods feat Vordul Mega
8. The Man Who Would Be King – Billy Woods
9. High Hater – SCFB
10. In My Cipher Remix – Pastense feat Can Ox, SCFB & Johnny Voltik
11. Forms – AM Breakups feat Billy Woods
12. Wright Brothers – SCFB
13. Trigganomics Remix – Vordul Mega feat Billy Woods & Junclassic
14. Telly Savalas – SCFB
15. Soft Shoe – SCFB
16. The Ritual – Zesto & Billy Woods
17. First Encounters – Willie Green feat Eleven
18. Chikurubi – Billy Woods
19. .38 Special – SCFB & Pastense
20. High Grade (Arcsin Remix) – SCFB
21 Lone Gunman – Billy Woods
We have really not come through with dope merch for our fans very often. Our excuse is that we have enough trouble getting these records out but this time, no excuses. Behold the first official Super Chron Flight Brothers T-shirts, commemorating the World Tour trilogy. This is a limited edition Super Chron Flight Brothers t-shirt, the first and only SCFB shirt available. Each shirt is hand printed and a unique, one-color print made by our friends at Wild Ponie. Six different colorways are available. Being that they are all handcrafted by the designer, the supply is HIGHLY limited Backwoodz staff and affiliates have already mooched about half of them, so you are forewarned to ACT NOW! Or something of the sort…
As far as Willie Green is concerned, it’s all about the drums. The New England-bred beatmaker puts that theory to the test on his debut album …Of Heroes & Villains, dropping on July 28th (today!) through Backwoodz Studioz. A half-hour instrumental adventure, …Of Heroes & Villains is the first official look at a producer who is poised to make a lot of noise in 2009 and beyond.
Willie Green made his name in the Boston underground scene as a producer and engineer before moving to Brooklyn in mid 2007. He has worked with unknowns and knows and soon-to-be-knowns alike, building up a resume of collaborators that includes Vordul of Cannibal Ox, Reks, the Super Chron Flight Brothers, Naledge of Kids in The Hall, Masai Bey and Boston fixtures Foundation Movement, among others. Shortly after Green began collaborating with the Super Chron Flight Brothers, Backwoodz Studioz was so impressed they invited him to take on some in-house production duties. As it stands, he co-produced the forthcoming Flight Brothers album, Cape Verde, and is hard at work on a one-producer/one-emcee project with Hi-Coup.
…Of Heroes & Villains is born out of Willie Green’s childhood love of cartoons. In his words, the premise of this instrumental narrative is “the ultimate battle between good and evil. He-Man vs. Dangermouse’s Baron Silas Greenback”. The album pairs Green’s agile beatmaking with a keen ear for samples pilfered from some of his favorite cartoons. As an extra bonus, Green has included two exclusive non-album tracks featuring billy woods of SCFB and Nasa of The Presence, respectively.
1. Final Adjustments
3. A Turn For The Worse
4. The Plan
7. The Message
8. The Anomaly
9. First Encounters
10. A Thrill A Minute
12. Nobody Gets Out Alive
13. Maid Service
14. Destination Please
17. The Twist
18. Swords Crossed
19. Final Showdown
20. Victory Lap
21. Infinity Gauntlet ft. Nasa (of The Presence) [BONUS]
22. Family Ties ft. billy woods (of Super Chron Flight Brothers) [BONUS]
On July 28th, Backwoodz is releasing Willie Green’s instrumental album, Of Heroes & Villains… for free download! We have been talking about in-house producer Willie Green a lot recently, and with good reason. In the last year Green has provided stellar remixes for Vordul ["Imani Remix" for Megagraphitti] and the Super Chron Flight Brothers ["News & Notes Remix" on the deluxe hardcopies of Indonesia], as well as teaming up with BOND to produce the next Super Chron album, Cape Verde.
But before all that, Willie Green was making a name for himself in the Boston indie scene. So we included a short interview to get you more familiar with the man behind the beats and don’t forget to check out episode 2 of the trailer.
What is your music background?
As far as a “traditional” music background, I’ve played drums for the past 18 years, mostly funk, jazz and reggae, and went to a pretty prestigious music school for record production and engineering. I got my first drum machine and keyboard when I was 10 years old, I used to take two tape decks and record back and forth on them, adding layers to make beats. Hopefully those tapes don’t exist any more…
You were active in the Boston music scene before you moved to New York. What has been the main difference between the two music communities? Are you still working with any artists in Boston?
The hip-hop scene in Boston is surprisingly strong, I would say the main difference between there and New York is exposure. Boston isn’t the first city you think of when it comes to hip-hop, but there is definitely some real talent there. At the moment, I’m working with an MC from up there called Pastense, we’re doing a project called Requiem for A Poet. Real image-heavy stuff; don’t drive when you listen to this, it’s gonna zone you out. I also have a joint in the works with a female MC/singer named Letia Larok.
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