Up and coming hip hop phenom billy woods
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Ex-Super Chron Flight Brothers emcee and Cannibal Ox / Blockhead collaborator Billy Woods has been one of indie rap’s rising stars since striking out on his own with 2002’s Camouflage, an incendiary collaboration with Vordul Mega of Cannibal Ox. His latest, 2013’s Dour Candy, a collaboration with producer Blockhead of Aesop Rock fame, is a brilliant journey into a lyrically dark and complexly textured land where, while treading new ground, Billy Woods is no tourist.
After spending much of the 2000’s as half of the now defunct Super Chron Flight Brothers, woods struck out on his own with 2012’s audacious mission statement, History Will Absolve Me. An album two years in the making, History…was a molotov cocktail of wit and fury, with production to match it’s uncompromising vision. 2013 sees billy woods’ first work since History Will Absolve Me, a full-length collaboration with New York producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Ninja Tune) entitled Dour Candy.