Song of the day 4/13/12



Frozen Sunlight by Billy Woods Feat Open Mike Eagle and Marq Spekt
http://limelinx.com/files/083d632fa4a7dffdeb63fa7b844ad2c8

It’s been a good month for rappers I like/work with doing songs together. Earlier Illogic, Marq Spekt and open mike eagle did a song and now, Open Mike Eagle and Spekt join Billy Woods for a non-album track banger produced by Willie Green.
In case you were unaware, Billy Woods released his album “History will absolve me” earlier this week. It’s literally the only thing I’ve been listening to. I can’t express enough how much you should buy this album. It’s on I-tunes or available at http://backwoodzstudioz.com/ .

I’m not about to write a review of the album but I can say it’s a real album. In the sense that it was made with consistent themes, it ties together musically, and Woods seems to have an overall concept behind the entire thing. To say that kind of thing is rare nowadays is an understatement. Not to get corny but this kind of thing is art. I generally hate that word and think throwing it around when discussing rap is extremely lame but there’s no other way to put it. It’s not always easily digestible but it’s something you can go back to , time and time again and pull something new out of. So, yeah, if you like hard rap with a head on it’s shoulders that somehow manages to be not at all nerdy, this will be your shit.

As I said, this song was a track that didn’t make the album and , that alone, is a testament to how strong this album is. Peep it.

7 thoughts on “Song of the day 4/13/12

  1. History Will Absolve Me is on steady repeat. Thanks for the additional track.
    “Did you see his necklace??!?”
    “A little pretentious for my taste…”

  2. Indeed. If folks do wish to check out a review. Theres one up at my blog hardwoodblacktop.com

    I strongly second blockheads recommendation here. Sorry for being promobotish.

  3. Man, thanks so much for putting me onto this guy. I also downloaded that mix you made a bit ago of newish rappers you were into and it was great. I already knew about a few of them but the ones that I didn’t know were fucking excellent. My favorite producer recommending my new favorite rappers = best.

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