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!
For his first NYC show since the critically acclaimed “History Will Absolve Me” lp dropped, billy woods will be performing for the Brooklyn stop with the “Them Boys Ain’t Right” tour at the Cameo Lounge. The “Them Boys Ain’t Right” tour begins Tuesday, July 24th in Boston! ADAM (of Uncommon Records) will be touring with fellow progsters, Brzowski (Milled Pavement) and Mo Niklz. They’ll be rocking five stages in five nights that will take them from Boston through Brooklyn; Portland, Maine; Newport, R.I.; and Bridgeport, Conn. for a Northeast tour. Open Mike Eagle, MegaRan, PremRock & Willie Green will also be sharing the stage with billy woods as special guests for the NY stop of the tour.
In anticipation of History Will Absolve Me dropping TOMORROW (!!!) whet your appetite with this banger of a freebie from billy woods featuring Open Mike Eagle & MarQ Spekt. produced by Willie Green & artwork by pemdesigns.
Backwoodz Studioz is excited to debut the first official single, “Body Of Work,” featuring Masai Bey and Roc Marciano, from History Will Absolve Me, the new album from billy woods.
The track, produced by Willie Green, is one of the earliest that the emcee and beatsmith recorded for the album, and billy woods grew immediately attached to the track upon hearing it live in the studio. “The inspiration for ‘Body Of Work’ comes from chain-gang spirituals,” he explains. “All of the verses concern themselves with work, but also with getting older and trying to sum up one’s life, for better or worse.”
After laying his verse, woods knew he wanted features on the song, but he also know it couldn’t be just anyone, given the weighty retrospective – and introspective – subject matter. “I knew I needed some older cats on it,” notes woods. Each rapper builds on the themes that billy sets forth in the opening verse (“if you are familiar with the land issue in South Africa and Zimbabwe, the content of my verse might be a little clearer,” says woods), and each add their own personal experiences and emotions, bringing the track to life with three unique and insightful perspectives.