by Andrew Sacher Last year, Brooklyn rapper Billy Woods released History Will Absolve Me , his first album since the breakup of his former duo, Super Chron Flight Brothers . It's a solid album rooted in the Def Jux-style dark production and abstract rhyming that made a pretty great comeback last year. Check out one of its tracks, the jazzy "Body of Work," which features Masai Bey and Roc Marciano , below, and stream the entire [...]
Billy Woods's second album was the best hip-hop album of 2012 that nobody talked about. John talks about it. He thinks that makes him a badass. I had hoped to tackle an album...
Uncommon Burners 2 by Uncommon Records Uncommon Burners 2 is a celebration of our history, our artists and our fan base (better known as the "Orange Army") and it's out TODAY! We're offering a full bundle which includes an Uncommon America T Shirt and the CD version. The CD comes with 8 more tracks then the free online version does for a total of 16. It also comes in a gatefold cover that includes a dual poster and a limited edition Uncommon America sticker! There are more bundle options and [...]
On January 22nd, 2013 we'll be releasing Uncommon Burners 2 which will feature the entire roster of Uncommon and celebrate Uncommon's recent history from circa '09 to now. The CD version will include a gate fold cover, dual full color poster, 16 tracks and a limited edition "Uncommon America" T Shirt. Now, we present the lead single from the compilation, Milk & Bullets, from Aeon Grey. Aeon Grey has been putting out standard breaking albums with his own label Central Standard going back several years, but he now joins forces with Uncommon for his debut Uncommon release, "Lead Breakfast" which [...]
2012...what a year of music. We got new releases from favorites such as Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear and heard new favorites in Father John Misty, Nude Beach, Tanlines, and more. Last year Earbuddy celebrated one year of existence with the best 50 albums of 2011 . However, we've grown since [...]
Here is a YouTube playlist of all the songs that made this list.
"Temptation" ft. billy woods & Jeanette Berry is the second single off PremRock's Mark's Wild Years LP, produced by Zilla Rocca. Download: http://planetpremrock.bandcamp .com/album/marks-wild-years
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Mark's Wild Years by PremRock A tribute to one of America’s greatest living artists of any medium, Mark’s Wild Years is a diverse collection of songs from the depths of Tom Waits’ catalog reinterpreted in hip-hop form. Whether re-creating a narrative of death and dancing from Rain Dogs’ “Tango til They’re Sore,” Or tweaking a gut-wrenching homage to “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis,” Mark’s Wild Years offers the glimpse into the mind of one of NYC’s more promising hip-hop artists as seen through the lens of Mr. Waits
Captures, Pt. 1 feat. Eleven & billy woods by We Are Not For Them After several years recording and performing throughout Brooklyn, the Reservoir Sound collective - headed by A.M. Breakups, the producer behind 20112s The Cant Resurrection album - presents Alea Iacta Est, a label compilation showcasing their signature fusion of left-field hip-hop and electronica. Billy Woods of NYC duo Super Chron Flight Bros and rapper Eleven weigh in on "Captures, Pt. 13 alongside We Are Not Them, the combo of Warren Britt, Breakups and deejay Jimmy Da Gent. Breakups helms more than [...]
Them Boys Ain't Right by ADAM, Brzowksi & Mo Niklz The "Them Boys Ain't Right" tour (featuring ADAM, Brzowski and Mo Niklz) is coalesced with a joint track between the three artists (Produced by Nasa). The track, Them Boys Ain't Right, is FREE. This single (with instrumental) includes a mixtape from Mo Niklz featuring all the artists that the trio will be rocking with somewhere along this journey. The entire project is FREE, but any donations leading up to or during this Northeast swing will be used to support the tour. [...]
New Blockhead remix to billy wood's "DMCA", original off the History Will Absolve Me album. iTunes: History Will Absolve Me (feat. Masai Bey, Roc Marciano, Elucid, L'Wren, Junclassic, Marq Spekt) - Billy Woods
I hadn't heard of Brooklyn based rapper Billy Woods until Aesop Rock bigged him up on Twitter recently. But I'm glad I've discovered him now. Woods released his latest album History Will Absolve Me last month and it's been getting some tub-thumping reviews. The album's superb, and has echoes of Nas and KRS-One dotted across it - but ultimately it bends and twists the old school [...]
Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me Backwoodz Studioz: 2012 There is no need to get into Billy Woods’ back story as an underground rapper. His website does a fine job of that. His newest release History Will Absolve Me (I’m assuming named after Fidel Castro’s famous speeches) is a cerebral record that demands awareness and patience from its listeners. There are no big catchy hooks, escapist melodies, or rose colored lyrics. The brooding kineticism of the beats surrounds his narrative about social ills, political turmoil, and personal angst and courage, [...]
A hard-hitting track from D.C MC Billy Woods that features lyrical guests Open Mike Eagle and MarQ Spekt. It's a non-album single that didn't make it onto Woods' latest album, History Will Absolve Me , unfortunately. Still, the track is crushing both sonically and emotionally. The topics are gritty, and the doom-bringing horn samples match the lyrical landscape perfectly. Enjoy! Check out our review for Woods' new album here .
With a bed of stellar production and several releases under his belt as one half of the Super Chron Flight Brothers, elusive D.C. MC Billy Woods returns to making solo material with History Will Absolve Me . WATCH THE REVIEW