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billy woods: Dour Candy

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    Backwoodz Studioz is excited to announce the July 2nd release of Dour Candy, a collaboration between Brooklyn-based rapper billy woods (formerly of the Super Chron Flight Brothers) and Manhattan producer Blockhead (Ninja Tune, Def Jux). The album is fully produced by Blockhead and sees woods joined on the mic by Aesop Rock, Open Mike Eagle, Elucid, Moka Only and L'Wren. This project comes at an interesting point for both artists; woods is fresh off the success of his critically-acclaimed opus History Will Absolve Me , an incendiary LP that left a heavy footprint on Best Of 2012 lists. For his part, despite a veritable canon of work with Aesop Rock and a series of successful instrumental records, 2013 represents a new direction for Blockhead. "I decided I wanted to do rap albums again and I just reached out to artists that I was a fan of," he explains. It has already been a busy year for the producer, who just released an album with indie veteran Illogic in April.

    Dour Candy is billy woods' first album working with a single producer, something that he had always wanted to do. "It is both a challenge and an opportunity," the MC says. "It's a challenge because you have to work within the one framework and stay on the same page creatively. It's an opportunity because, if done well, the result is so cohesive that you never have to worry, does this beat fit? Is this the right mood?"

    That cohesiveness shines through on Dour Candy, an album thick with "mood," Blockhead's versatile production shifting and moving beneath woods' nimble baritone. The result is a 44-minute masterpiece of quiet intensity: New York City as a backdrop for a series of interconnected vignettes. woods is the cinematographer, setting the scene, his lyrics a steady reel of black-and-white images. Blockhead provides the score, lush arrangements that float easily between melody and menace. With Dour Candy, billy woods' brings a keen eye and fresh perspective to themes of sex, drugs and cable news-all boiled down into this pulp paperback of an album.

    The album will be available on CD and colored vinyl with artwork unique to each format, courtesy of London-based artist Ashes57.

    Track Listing

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    1. Prelude
    Producer: Blockhead
    2. The Undercard
    Producer: Blockhead
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    3. Gilgamesh
    featuring L'Wren
    Producer: Blockhead
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    4. Redacted
    featuring Elucid (of Armand Hammer)
    Producer: Blockhead
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    5. Manteca
    Producer: Blockhead
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    6. Central Park
    Producer: Blockhead
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    7. Poachers
    Producer: Blockhead
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    8. One Thousand One Nights
    Producer: Blockhead
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    9. Tinseltown
    Producer: Blockhead
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    10. Tumbleweed
    featuring Aesop Rock
    Producer: Blockhead
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    11. Hack
    Producer: Blockhead
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    12. Fool's Gold
    featuring Open Mike Eagle; Moka Only; Elucid (of Armand Hammer)
    Producer: Blockhead
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    13. Pro Wrestling
    Producer: Blockhead
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    14. Lucre
    Producer: Blockhead
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    15. Cuito Cuanavale
    Producer: Blockhead
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    4.2 Stars (4.2 Stars )
    Total Comments: 16
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/8/2014 4:43:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: this is dope hip hop! Billy Woods is mad underrated!!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/21/2013 12:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.159.104)
    Location: Bouldre
    Comment: Billy Woods is amazing. Blockhead has kind of lost it. The beats on this and the illogic album are boring and unmemerable.
    5 Stars
    Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 8/15/2013 12:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .119.89.28)
    Location: UGHH World HQ
    Comment: incredible follow up to H.W.A.M. from one of the top ten lyricists in hip hop in the past decade... or perhaps all time. woods always murrrders it and Dour Candy is no exception. while HWAM was this sprawling, epic work, Dour Candy takes a different route as a cleaner, more cohesive LP, anchored by a full palette of Blockhead production with shorter tracks. features are off the chain, psyched to hear Mike Eagle, Aesop & Moka on this beast. dugg it from the jump but like most great multifaceted works of art it only gets better and better with more listens. also this sounds so frackin' bangin' on da veenyl but you should cop the cd too for the full lyric sheet. billy backwoodz continues to son the majority of hip hop with each banger he drops. real NYC hip hop
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/27/2013 2:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 44.240.130)
    Location: sa
    Comment: make sure u check out the chaise, billy woods mix tape, history will absolve me, super chron albums and u'll knw why this cat is so dope. Sick album
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/10/2013 11:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 155.196.14)
    Location: bk
    Comment: Woods always delivers, for those of you that are not feeling this you'll get it with a few more spins.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/4/2013 11:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.169.131)
    Location: North Carolina
    Comment: This LP is burning hot from start to finish. how raw Billy Woods can get. shouts to Blockhead.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 7/4/2013 8:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 33.221.162)
    Location: Sweden
    Comment: wow this was really awful. The Undercard was baning, the rest fucking sucks.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/3/2013 6:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 119.117.88)
    Location: ace deuce
    Comment: This is a very good album. Woods spits raw raps and Blockhead made tight beats. They make a nice combination. If you want something unique, complex, intelligent, witty, poetic, and street, check this out. If you want cookie cutter, same old type of rap, you probably wouldn't like this. Overall, I give it a strong 4.4 out of 5 because it's just a little too laid back for my taste, but still raw lyrically and musically. I enjoyed every track front to back, worth the purchase.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/2/2013 7:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 216.227.39)
    Location: Newport, Wales, UK
    Comment: From what I have heard so far this will be in my albums of the year come December time. A great record in the making.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/2/2013 1:20:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: vsetin
    Comment: Cool LP... 4/5 hope for something better still it's great!
    Name: (Posted: 7/1/2013 9:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.192.200)
    Location: Miami, USA
    Comment: PS the Super Chron mixtape "Tour Support" is available on the Backwoodz website. DONT SLEEP!
    Name: (Posted: 6/15/2013 2:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 31.179.156)
    Location: Rockaway Blvd In Soufside Q.U.
    Comment: billy woods Is 1 of The Most Lyrical Cats Doing It. Concept Wise He Pushes The Envelope Like He Was Conceived In A Post Office. Proud To Know Him Personally. Good Dude. Stand Up Brother Whose Bout His Bidniss.
    Name: (Posted: 6/13/2013 4:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.126.100)
    Location: Germany
    Comment: And the vinyl?
    Name: (Posted: 6/11/2013 11:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 37.232.130)
    Location: Boston, MA
    Comment: Ah!!!!! Yes!!!!! And to re-iterate not that far away, wow can't wait!
    Name: (Posted: 6/10/2013 4:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 189.189.81)
    Location: o h
    Comment: cant wait! not that far away ether
    Name: (Posted: 6/8/2013 2:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .63.66.108)
    Location: Miami, USA
    Comment: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! I just came
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