Excited to announce the first single from my new album “Free Sweatpants” is here and it features Aesop Rock! Check it here:
Also, all pre-order info and merch related stuff for “Free Sweatpants” can be found here:
As you may know, Billy Woods has a new album dropping on June 9th called “Known Unknowns” on Backwoodz records. I did most of the beats (Aesop handled the rest), Today we premiered a new song featuring Aesop and Homeboy sandman (Shout out to Hiphopdx.com for the exclusive drop!).
Albums coming soon but hopefully this tide you over!
Billy Woods got a new album dropping, All Production by me and Aesop Rock. It’s called “Known Unknowns” and it’s fucking great. Album drops June 9th on Backwoodz entertainment and you can get your preorders here: http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio/store/
He dropped a video yesterday. A teaser if you will. So take a peek at “Groundhogs day”. More songs dropping soon!
In case you don’t know, Aesop just dropped his new album “The impossible Kid” on Rhymesayers last week. If you have missed it, you are fucking up cause it’s a really great album and should be ingested by all. You can get it all over the place but, if you’d like the two bonus tracks, I suggest you make the purchase from here: http://fifthelementonline.com/products/aesop-rock-the-impossible-kid
Yes, that’s right…BONUSSSSS. You get “Syrup” featuring Homeboy sandman and Open Mike Eagle as well as this remix i did for the song “Dorks”. That song you can also listen to streaming right here…
Oh hey…while i got you here…figured I’d just throw a bunch of new-ish remixes and random little joints I’ve done that are on my soundcloud page. Why not? Perhaps you missed one or two of these. Better late than never, right?
Two video posts in one day? Why not?
This is big one. Aesop got a new album , “The Impossible kid” dropping soon and he just released a new video for one of my favorite songs on the album. PEEP ITTTTT!!!
For those who don’t know, rapper and friend Open Mike eagle has a really great podcast called “Secret Skin”. On this show, Mike interviews comedians and musicians. Mike has a very nice way of making the conversation feel super casual yet music nerd friendly at the same time. I did the show a while back and had a great time:
This week, he got Aesop in there and it’s awesome. While you may have read Aesop interviews here and there, I believe this is his first real podcast (I could be wrong about that). Not just that, but it’s more than an interview as the typically private guy discusses things that he generally has kept to himself over the years. If you’re an Aesop fan, this will be your shit. Not just for the personal stuff, but also a look behind the curtain at his musical process.
So, my old friend and former Party Fun action Committee partner , Jeremy Gibson, has been doing a character known as Sir Jarlsberg for a while now. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s hard to explain. He’s a rapper/minstrel/entertainer from the days of yore. He raps about things like going to the market, the beauty of rivers and various dance steps. His first album , “Hark thou” was pretty much the “Low end Theory” of Medieval hip hop. His new album “Come Hither”, drops in a few weeks and he just leaked a song off it. This song…wow. I can honestly say not rap posse cut has ever featured such a wide variety of talent. Aside from his rapping chums (Dj Forlorn Maiden, Mingus, Sir Richard, and The Steed this song also features the likes of Lateef the Tru Speaker (Lateef), me (as the gnome), Aesop rock, Kimya Dawson , Baby Dayliner and Jeremy’s father Jon Gibson (who is a highly regarded wind instrument player who’s played with Philip glass and others for years). That’s a pretty fucking crazy line up.
Also, I did the beat and it’s silly as fuck. So, check it out…
I’d also say that, if you live in the NYC area, come see Jarlsberg’s live show cause it’s absolutely insane. I’m serious. It’s impossible to not have fun. It’s at Union pool in BK on October 29th.
If you’re curiosity is peaked, check out some older videos/music of Sir Jarlsberg’s right here: