Archives for posts with tag: Elucid

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.

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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 »

Brooklyn MC, producer and all round rap aficionado, Duncecap, is releasing his new album next week and it looks set to be another success for independent artists. Yesterday this video emerged, for a track that also features two other hip hop dons, namely Quelle Chris and ELUCID.
Duncecap did the production and also made the video, so looking forward to hearing what’s he created for the rest of the album. Rapping is For Idiots is due for release on 10 November and pre-orders are available here.

The cerebral musings of billy woods and ELUCID are pretty powerful as separate entities, so when they come together as Armand Hammer, the result is never to be taken lightly. The duo already have two releases under their belt and now they are coming back with a third – ROME. There have been a lot of comparisons made recently about the fall of Rome and the potentially catastrophic direction of America under the leadership of Trump. I’m going to assume the two are linked but will see what enlightenment the full release brings next month. It was Written was produced by August Fanon. ROME is up for pre-order now, with the digital release scheduled for 2 November.

NY indie favourite, ELUCID, is back at it with another album release, following on from January’s sublime, Valley of Grace. Horse Latitude is an instrumental project, with 11 tracks showcasing ELUCID’s varied soundscapes, ranging from the ethereal to the left-field, all threaded with the same vein of dope. You can stream the album below and downloads are available here. Read the rest of this entry »