A hard-hitting track from D.C MC Billy Woods that features lyrical guests Open Mike Eagle and MarQ Spekt. It’s a non-album single that didn’t make it onto Woods’ latest album, History Will Absolve Me, unfortunately. Still, the track is crushing both sonically and emotionally.
The topics are gritty, and the doom-bringing horn samples match the lyrical landscape perfectly. Enjoy!
Check out our review for Woods’ new album here.
A new single from D.C. rapper Billy Woods. It comes from his latest album, History Will Absolve Me, which is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.
History Will Absolve me is Woods’ first solo release in eight years. It’s an incredibly raw and personal record, pulling out some of Woods’ dirtiest skeletons. “Blue Dreams” follows suit with that, but its emotions are fueled by a relationship that’s fizzling out over petty emotions. It’s one of many lyrical topics touched on with the 20-track album.
Download the track above, and check a music video for the track “Duck Hunt” below:
Featuring Roc Marciano and Masai Bey against some Willie Green production, here’s a new Billy Woods track titled “Body of Work.”
Woods is an East Coast MC whose delivery on this track reads more like abstract slam poetry than it does rap. The jazzy flute solos placed into the background by Willie Green only makes that element of this track stronger. The rhythm is absolutely massive, and I love the tinny tambourine shaking paired up with it, adding a rustic rattle to the beat’s heavy makeup.
The vocal sample is pretty chilling as well, creating a perfect foundation for the dark and personal lyrics Woods and co. drop onto the track. The final verse painting pictures of curdling blood and spoiling milk is pretty chilling. A MF DOOM reference makes it into the mix, too.
This track comes from Woods’ latest album, History Will Absolve Me, which is out now on Backwoodz.