NEW billy woods track “Body Of Work” Feat. Masai Bey & Roc Marciano

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.

Cape Verde Hits The Streets!

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

Sandbox Automatic


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.

Cape Verde Physical Release

Dirty Jordans Available Now!

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.

Dirty Jordans cover
Dirty Jordans back cover

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Strangers With Candy Video

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.


Reggie Miller

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.

Reggie Miller

1. Reggie Miller
2. Golden Grams
3. GMA
4. Good Country People
5. Travailler
6. B More ft. Zesto
7. Jumpstreet
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

Reggie Miller by backwoodzstudioz

Reggie Miller (Clean) by backwoodzstudioz

Reggie Miller (Instrumental) by backwoodzstudioz

Super Chron Flight Brothers present Deleted Scenes FREE DOWNLOAD

Deleted Scenes

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.

DOWNLOAD Deleted Scenes NOW for FREE

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

Meet Willie Green

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.

Willie Green

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. Read more

Limited Edition Indonesia CDs AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Double CD: The first is a CD quality of the original album. The second is a through-the-looking-glass blend of album instrumentals and remixes by Backwoodz in-house maestro BOND, Nasa (Uncommon Music/Def Jux), Essex Dogs (logged production on Emergency Powers, Megagraphitti and Indonesia), Ravage (M.I.C.) and A.M. Breakups(of 11 A.M./Uncommon Music). All that and a bonus freestyle…plus a small pouch of rare enchanted gems that bestow their owner with mystical powers.!!! Just kidding. Not about the double CD thing though, that’s real.

Original Artwork by Ashes 57 and photos by Alexander Richter round out what we think is some of the best looking packaging we have put together for CD release…ever.

Last but not least, Autographed Copies are available if you order directly from us at Backwoodz, although we can only guarantee that it will be signed by at least one of the Flight Brothers since Marmaduke lives in Oakland, CA and Edge is currently residing in Philly again. We would have just had them sign a bunch but the CDs are so limited and some people might want a pristine copy considering how few are being printed.

Barring an investment by Warren Buffet or some of the ever elusive “Obama Money”, there will not be a repress. Once these hundred or so retail copies go, that is it. It is really just too cost prohibitive to print up small runs of double CDs and we all have sprawling country estates to keep out of foreclosure.

On the real though, thanks for your support and if you want a copy direct from us please contact the label at Otherwise, we encourage you to support the few independent hip-hop retailers who will be carrying the deluxe hard copies of Indonesia.