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…
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.
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.
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….
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
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
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
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. Read more