Fresh Track: Billy Woods “Tinseltown”
Thought on Tracks favorite billy woods hasn’t made much noise in 2013, but that’s all about to change. Fresh off releasing my album of the year from 2012 History Will Absolve Me, woods is set to release a follow-up album July 2nd, entitled Dour Candy and fully produced by Blockhead (just like Illogic’s recently reviewed album Capture The Sun). If the first single “Tinseltown” is any indication, Dour Candy should be one of the best hip hop albums of 2013, just like History Will Absolve Me was the year before. As an Indiana resident, I could especially appreciate billy’s wordplay in this outstanding section:
“That’s why conventional wisdom don’t do nothing for me/ Marvin Harrison passed the iron to Dungy/ The quiet ones be the shooters/ He who dares wins and down here we the losers/ They robbed that white boy, cuz this ain’t Hoosiers/”
Not only does he have a clever line about Colts legend Marvin Harrison’s run-in with the law, but then he goes on to drop a Hoosiers reference the very next line. My favorite rapper dropping back to back Indiana references, it doesn’t get much better than that. Check out “Tinseltown” below and pick up the limited edition colored vinyl for Dour Candy due to drop in July over at Backwoodz Studioz.