Billy Woods (rapper)
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Billy Woods Rapper
Billy Woods
BornWashington, D.C., U.S.
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Rapper
2002-present
LabelsBackwoodz Studioz
Armand Hammer, Super Chron Flight Brothers, The Reavers
WebsiteBilly Woods on Facebook

Billy Woods is an American rapper based in New York.[1] He is the founder of the record label Backwoodz Studioz.[2] He has been a member of Armand Hammer,[3] Super Chron Flight Brothers,[4] and The Reavers.[5]

Life and career

Billy Woods was born in Washington, D.C. to a Jamaican mother and a father from Zimbabwe.[6] In 1981, the family moved to Africa.[6] After the death of Woods' father, they returned to the United States in 1995.[6] Woods briefly attended Howard University before getting involved in New York City's hip hop scene.[6] He started making music in the late 1990s.[7]

Billy Woods released his debut solo album, Camouflage, on his record label Backwoodz Studioz in 2003.[6] In 2012, he released History Will Absolve Me.[8][9] In 2013, he released Dour Candy, which was entirely produced by Blockhead.[10][11] In 2017, he released Known Unknowns.[12] It was included on Rolling Stones "15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017" list.[13]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Camouflage (2003)
  • The Chalice (2004)
  • Terror Firma (2005) (The Reavers)
  • Emergency Powers: The World Tour (2007) (Super Chron Flight Brothers)
  • Indonesia (2009) (Super Chron Flight Brothers)
  • Cape Verde (2010) (Super Chron Flight Brothers)
  • History Will Absolve Me (2012)
  • Dour Candy (2013)
  • Today, I Wrote Nothing (2015)
  • Known Unknowns (2017)

Compilation albums

  • Cowardly Threats & Hideous Cruelty (2011)

Mixtapes

  • New York Times (2006) (The Reavers)
  • Deleted Scenes (2009) (Super Chron Flight Brothers)

Singles

  • "Slums / America / Dusted" (2005) (The Reavers)
  • "Shadows" (2006) (The Reavers)
  • "Dirtweed" (2007) (Super Chron Flight Brothers)

Guest appearances

  • Invizzibl Men - "52 Lashings" from The Unveiling (2008)
  • Vordul Mega - "Opium Scripts", "Air Battery", "Keep Livin'" and "Imani" from Megagraphitti (2008)
  • Teleseen - "Chikurubi" and "Whiteworst" from Fear of the Forest (2009)
  • A.M. Breakups - "Forms" and "Chapter 2" from The Cant Resurrection (2011)
  • Cult Favorite - "Omega3" from For Madmen Only (2013)
  • L'Orange - "The End" from The Orchid Days (2014)
  • L'Orange - "Stop Growing" from After the Flowers (2015)
  • Pawcut - "Vulture's Picnic" from Maverick (2015)
  • Elucid - "Bleachwater" and "Lest They Forget" from Save Yourself (2016)
  • Uncommon Nasa - "Written at Night" from Written at Night (2017)
  • Blockhead - "Slippery Slope" from Free Sweatpants (2019)

References

  1. ^ Gillespie, Blake (April 20, 2012). "Nothing To Something: billy woods on overcoming writer's block". Impose. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Faierman, Leonardo (November 9, 2017). "An Introduction to the Dystopian Hip-Hop of Backwoodz Studioz". Bandcamp Daily. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Diamond, Samuel (April 24, 2015). "billy woods "But one day it will be gone."". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Tardio, Andres (August 30, 2010). "Super Chron Flight Brothers - Cape Verde". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Reavers - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e Mlynar, Phillip (May 31, 2017). "Billy Woods Is The Underground Rapper Chekhov Would Listen To". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Lipez, Zachary (June 28, 2013). "Billy Woods and Blockhead's Collaborative Album, 'Dour Candy,' is an Invigorating Hangover". Noisey. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Bozzer, Mark (April 10, 2012). "Billy Woods: History Will Absolve Me". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ McCurry, Francisco (May 8, 2012). "Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Ellison, Kyle (August 21, 2013). "Champion Sound #14: Ka, Starlito, Billy Woods". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Patrin, Nate (August 14, 2013). "Billy Woods: Dour Candy". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Thompson, Paul (October 6, 2017). "billy woods Is at the Forefront of Rap's Avant-Garde". Noisey. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ Reeves, Mosi (December 19, 2017). "15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017: Billy Woods, 'Known Unknowns'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018.

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