Joel Biswas sits at the table with the brand new single from the Philly spitter.
Joel Biswas speaks with the underground rap legend about getting into rap and whether or not Backwoods Studioz is the new Definitive Jux.
Donna-Claire speaks with billy woods about his new record, 'Known Unknown,' cops casing his show, and his favorite authors.
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 […]
This past Thursday, Hellfyre Club and Armand Hammer absolutely destroyed Mercury Lounge in Manhattan. Elucid, Billy Woods, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, milo and Busdriver were a delight. Or so I thought. After the show, and after several drinks, we started talking about True Detective. Like everyone else across the country, we couldn’t wait for the show’s […]
 Paul Thompson goes hard like Old Testament God. Billy woods never shows his face. Press photos, videos, even Instagram posts with fans—he’s always hiding in the shadows. Understandably, it can be easy to forget that the enigmatic rapper has been a fixture in underground hip-hop for more than fifteen years now. Woods has not only […]
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 […]
Zilla Rocca takes a break from life as a Bourbon general to break down why Billy Woods is every otherground rapper’s favorite rapper. Superman sucks. Spider-Man is a bitch. But they both have day jobs. Billy Woods has a day job. I don’t know what it is, but he has one. He released an album […]