Armand Hammer “CRWNS”

Video for “CRWNS” from Armand Hammer’s Furtive Movements EP

To celebrate the release of Armand Hammer‘s Furtive Movements Backwoodz has released a new video for “CRWNS”. The beat produced by Elucid  & the video edited by billy woods himself, is the first track off the EP and sets the tone of what to expect from this dynamic duo.

Furtive Movements is in stores August 5, 2015 (NOW!) as digital and limited edition orange vinyl.

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Front of Furtive Movements vinyl package

Furtive Movements Release Party in Brooklyn @ The Loft on Aug 8

Armand Hammer to hold EP release party for Furtive Movements

Come check out Armand Hammer for their Furtive Movements EP Release Party at The Loft @ 260 Moore St #301 on Friday August 8 in Brooklyn, NY. Cover $10

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Featuring…

ARMAND HAMMER
SKECH 185
P.U.D.G.E.
CX KIDTRONIK

Pre-orders LIVE for Armand Hammer’s Furitve Movements EP

Furtive Movements in stores August 5, 2014.
New EP from Armand Hammer (Elucid & billy woods)

billy woods and Elucid are Armand Hammer, the NYC rap duo whose 2013 debut, RACE MUSIC, made waves with its blend of aggressive, experimental production and uncompromising lyrics. Their new EP, Furtive Movements, is both a continuation of, and departure from, their previous work. Fragmented musings of an imagined diaspora. Brooklyn bullshit in the shadow of construction scaffolding. Summer’s dog days set to the hiss of dusty vinyl. Drums wobbling drunkenly over ethereal loops. Elucid and woods hold down the lyrics with only one guest, the effusive Curly Castro, but Furtive Movements features an array of production from Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Ninja Tune), Von Pea (Tanya Morgan), Messiah Musik, Steel Tipped Dove and Elucid himself.

This is not an addendum to RACE MUSIC but a fully realized project in its own right with its own distinct aesthetic, mood and perspective. The EP will be available digitally and limited-edition colored vinyl (transparent orange).

VINYL PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW LIVE HERE: http://bit.ly/FurtiveMovements

DIGITAL PRE-ORDER & SAMPLE THE EP
on ITUNES HERE: http://bit.ly/1regTGM

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TRACKLISTING

1. CRWNS produced by Elucid
2. Dust Jackets produced by Messiah Musik & Elucid
3. Affection produced by Elucid
4. FUBU produced by Blockhead
5. Willie Bosket Remix produced by Von Pea
6. Duppy reprise featuring Curly Castro produced by Steel Tipped Dove
7. BET produced by Brother Hall
8. Touch & Agree produced by Messiah Musik & Elucid
9. Soft Places produced by Messiah Musik & Elucid
10. Black Ark remix produced by Blockhead *vinyl-only bonus track

Watch Henry Canyons’ Video For “Offshoots” & Download New Album

Premiered by Potholes In My Blog this morning, Backwoodz Studioz is excited to welcome Henry Canyons to the team & announce the release of his debut; One Thousand Plateaus!!

“Offshoots” is the first single from Backwoodz Studioz artist Henry Canyons’ new free EP, One Thousand Plateaus. Produced by Boom Baptist, this video is a first look at an exciting new addition to the Backwoodz roster. Download his EP here, it features additional production by Backwoodz standouts Willie Green and Essex Dogs, as well as a billy woods guest feature! Check it out now…

Over the course of five tracks, the Brooklyn-bred, LA based MC lays out his unique artistic vision on One Thousand Plateaus. Effortlessly melodic flows and witty wordplay find purchase over a lush soundscape provided by BoomBaptist, Willie Green and Essex Dogs; Canyons work here is at once stylish and cerebral. Describing his thought process on the EP, Henry Canyons said “One Thousand Plateaus is not a narrative or anecdotal piece.  Yes, there are stories inside the songs, but overall it acts as a display of a current state of affairs, at least how I see them.  Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s book of sociological theory under the same title, the EP is my interpretation of their writings on social structure; particularly that of the rhizome.  Difficult to pinpoint and directly define, the rhizome is a free flowing network of beings and systems that move fluidly through time and space completely free of hierarchy.  Everything is an expression of multiplicity, the constant flow of desire, momentum, ebb and flow.  Because of the perpetual motion and lack of hierarchical structure, there is no order or formula to how one must exist or consume.” Check out the EP now…


Armand Hammer LIVE in NYC @ Drom 6/19

On Thursday June 19 Armand Hammer is getting together with friends Uncommon Nasa, Vinyl Cape & A.M. Breakups for a show at DROM in NYC. We hope to see you there! Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1jFKod2

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Featuring

Armand Hammer (billy woods & Elucid)
Uncommon Nasa
Vinyl Cape
A.M. BREAKUPS
RESERVOIR SOUND

DROM
85 Avenue A
(between 5th & 6th Street)
LES, NYC

Thursday June 19th, 7-10pm, $10 advance / $15 door

ARMAND HAMMER LIVE in PROVIDENCE 2/27/14

Armand Hammer is excited to make the travel to Providence for a good ol’ fashioned throwdown!

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Featuring

Armand Hammer (billy woods & Elucid)
K-THE-I???
DJ Mo Niklz
SES Carny
& more!

Fête Ballroom
103 Dike St Providence, RI 02909

February 27th, 9pm, $10 advance / $12 door

We’ll have a cash prize rap battle presented by Revival Brewing Company as always, and hopefully these emcees will make a better showing this month. Step your game up, suckas!

Blockhead presents the Dour Candy Instrumentals

Backwoodz Studioz Releases the Instrumental Version of Dour Candy

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Backwoodz cannot express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with such Blockhead on Dour Candy. He absolutely blew us away with the production on the album, so much to the extent that we are happy to announce that we are releasing the instrumental version through our digital distribution tomorrow, Tuesday December 3, 2013. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Spotify & pretty much any method you use today for digital music consumption. However, the album is also available RIGHT NOW on our Online Store, the best way to purchase Backwoodz music. Enjoy!

Armand Hammer RACE MUSIC is out TODAY!

New Album from billy woods & Elucid

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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!

ARMAND HAMMER performing @ CMJ 10/17/13

We hope you can make it as Armand Hammer are ready to set the stage on fire.

Terroreyes, The Needle Drop, and Impose Mag Present CMJ SHOWCASE 2013
Terroreyes, The Needle Drop, and Impose Mag Present CMJ SHOWCASE 2013

Featuring

Wreck and Reference
Sisu
YC the Cynic
Armand Hammer (billy woods & Elucid)
Odonis Odonis
Guardian Alien

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.