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Pleased to see the arrival of the lead single from Zilla Rocca’s long-awaited Future Former Rapper album. For Favors Are Bad News, the Philly artist has drafted in Armand Hammer aka billy woods and ELUCID, who are riding high off their recently released and rightfully acclaimed Paraffin project. This is Zilla’s debut on POW Recordings, the label attached to Passion of the Weiss, where Zilla is a regular contributor. Favors Are Bad News is produced by Disco Vietnam and you can listen to it below. Stay tuned for more news on the album coming soon. Read the rest of this entry »

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At long last the latest album from Armand Hammer is now available for your streaming pleasure. Originally released by Backwoodz Studioz on a limited vinyl only run, last week saw its arrival in digital form. The pairing of billy woods and ELUCID is always a cause for celebration, with Paraffin continuing in the same vein as its predecessors, delivering an album brimming over with lyricism that will leave you still finding gems on your umpteenth listen. The production boasts some great names, with Messiah Musik, Ohbliv, August Fanon, Willie Green, Kenny Segal and ELUCID himself all providing suitable backdrops for the tracks to unfold on. There is also a lone, yet particularly strong feature from Sketch185. Paraffin is available to stream below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Excellent new project here from two of rap’s more unique voices, as Milo and ELUCID unite on Nostrum Grocers. Borne from a concept that first came to light back in 2015, before gaining more ground last year and finally being given life last week. The album boasts 10 tracks of sublime, think-twice lyricism, which you can hear in all its glory below. Downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Another strong cut from the recently released Armand Hammer album, Paraffin. billy woods & ELUCID connect with Career Crooks’ own Small Pro for Dettol, which is laced with more of that powerfully evocative lyricism. Paraffin is available exclusively via Backwoodz Studioz.

Armand Hammer were responsible for one of last year’s greatest releases and now they look set to continue the run with a brand new project. Paraffin was announced by Backwoodz Studioz this week, with a vinyl release scheduled for 10 July. Vindaloo, the lead single, was unveiled yesterday and features production from Messiah Musik. Production on the full project comes from various names, including Small Pro, August Fanon and Ohbliv. You can stream the track below and pre-orders for the vinyl are available now. Read the rest of this entry »

Another solid project from ELUCID in the form of No Edge Ups In Uganda. No Edge Ups is more of a straight up boom bap affair than some of his more recent releases, thanks to a batch of beats from Haj of Dumhi, which the duo have been working on for a while. Like his Armand Hammer co-conspirator, billy woods, ELUCID is an MC whose lyrics demand attention long after the record stops playing and this tape is full of lyrical double-takes like that. You can stream the EP below and downloads are available from his Bandcamp. There are also tape versions available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Blockhead reunites with billy woods and ELUCID, as he brings new flavour to Armand Hammer’s Dry Ice. The track was originally included on last year’s Rome album, which is available now from Backwoodz Studioz.

A fresh double header from Armand Hammer, as they release a dual video for two tracks from last year’s highly acclaimed Rome album. Barbarians and Overseas contain some of my favourite bars from the year (“New Testament God seeming like a no-show/Cross lowered from an icon to just a logo” anyone?), never mind from the album itself, which is why it’s been good to see the new video being championed by the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, who proclaimed on Twitter that he was spinning it back for a fifth time. The tracks were produced by JPEGMAFIA and August Fanon respectively, and the video was made by Joseph. Rome is out now via Backwoodz Studioz.

Following on from the excellent Billy Batts single last month, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca with the full Grift Company EP. More of the same grade A lyricism, rugged production and criminal themes run throughout, with a couple of surprises thrown in the mix. The Zero’s Yours, produced by El Carnicero, sounds like it could have been a lost beat from Leftfield’s first album and ELUCID makes a typically dope appearance on the closing track, Philly Crime. Production comes from Zilla, Ray West and Kitech. You can stream the EP below and downloads are available from the Wrecking Crew store. Read the rest of this entry »

Intense remix from Willie Green, as he tackles one of the gems from the recent Armand Hammer album. Carnies features a nice spot from Mach Hommy, as well as some suitably cerebral lyricism from billy woods and ELUCID. You can stream the remix below and the album, Rome, is available now on Backwoodz Studioz. Read the rest of this entry »