|POTW Premiere: Elucid’s “Jealous God” Video||May 3, 2017|
We talk with Elucid about institutional racism, his time in South Africa, and his day job as a school teacher.
Paul Thompson leaks Mott Street noodles out his mouth when he talks “We never really stopped,” says Elucid. “We already had the groove.” Armand Hammer is New York’s new perpetual motion machine. After a 2013 that saw both a mixtape (Half Measures) and a critically acclaimed album (RACE MUSIC)—not to mention a solo record from […]
Paul Thompson is hotheaded with cold shoulders Elucid and Billy Woods just want to pay their rent. Collectively known as Armand Hammer, the duo is responsible for the best album you missed in 2013: the stellar, heady RACE MUSIC. Whatever you were listening to on the way to work this morning, this record knocks harder […]
|Billy Woods & Elucid are Armand Hammer||November 5, 2013|
Jonah Bromwich knows but one wealthy industrialist. “Ephemera” initially seemed like the right word to describe Race Music. These are loose associations communing over semi-hardcore beats. Philly and D.C. kids, Elucid, Billy Woods, rapping as Armand Hammer, ripping wisdom-filled one liners all over the place. I don’t have it all together just yet. T-shirts and […]
|Rock the Dub: 5 Year Anniversary Compilation||March 31, 2011|
Immense respect due to Rock the Dub for surviving a half-decade in the indigent wasteland that is the independent Internet world. Ask any blogger who doesn’t collect a bi-weekly check from some corporate benefactor: scrounging for interesting content, posting multiple times a day, and attempting to say anything remotely insightful is harder than sitting through […]