The Rap-Up returns from new joints from Elucid, Kadeem, and more.
Ben Grenrock goes in on the new project from Elucid and Milo.
Elucid revisits his excellent 2016 album 'Save Yourself.'
We talk with Elucid about institutional racism, his time in South Africa, and his day job as a school teacher.
Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Elucid, M.E.D., Danny Brown, Tribe, and more!
 Chris Daly got a heater with a mute button To say there was anything “missing” from the original “Go” from Guilty Simpson and Small Professor’s Highway Robbery would be to imply the track wasn’t smoking in the first place.  This would be untrue.  Spitting over horns, wavering keys and taut snares taken to chiptuned extremes […]
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 […]
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 […]