Billy Woods

Billy Woods

billy woods is a rapper who defies easy categorization; he claims Washington D.C. as his hometown but has spent much of his life in New York City. He was born in the U.S. but spent much of his childhood in Africa and the West Indies, the second child of a Jamaican intellectual and a would-be Marxist revolutionary. On the mic, woods is no less of a conundrum, possessed of versatile flows and an ability to not only tackle topics other artists wouldn’t dream of, but also to bring unique perspectives to the familiar ones.

After spending much of the 2000’s as half of the now defunct Super Chron Flight Brothers, woods struck out on his own with 2012’s audacious mission statement, History Will Absolve Me. An album two years in the making, History…was a molotov cocktail of wit and fury, with production to match it’s uncompromising vision. 2013 sees billy woods’ first work since History Will Absolve Me, a full-length collaboration with New York producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Ninja Tune) entitled Dour Candy.

Long before building the modest-but-loyal cult following that came with the Flight Brothers, woods made a name for himself with a left-field debut album and one intriguing ensemble project after another. A longtime associate of Cannibal Ox, he came into the game on the back of a collaborative record with Vordul called Camouflage, a low-budget, ultra-indie release that set the table for woods’ particular brand of blunted dissonance and lyrical tight roping. Camouflage was quickly followed by his first, true solo album, The Chalice, in 2004. With features from Cannibal Ox and future partner-in-rhyme Priviledge, The Chalice is widely accepted as woods’ best solo work to date. It would also be his last solo work for a long time as woods threw himself into a series of group projects, first as a part of East Coast rap “supergroup” The Reavers, with Akir, Karniege, Vordul Mega, Hasan Salaam and a host of other on-the-cusp MC’s in 2005. Then came the Super Chron Flight Brothers; between 2006 and 2010, woods and Priviledge released a trilogy of critically-acclaimed concept albums, wrapping cogent sociopolitical commentary in a potent mix of racial humor, weed rap and pop-culture references.

G-Mo Skee is a 21 year old rapper from Richmond California. Being crowned the "filthiest" rapper in the Bay Area, a title that G-Mo is very fond of, G-Mo Skee has made a reputation for himself by saying wild, disgusting, and sickening rhymes - with impressively hilarious lyrics and visuals. He directs his own music videos and edits them also. Although G-Mo belongs to a rap collective called The Inf Gang from Richmond California, he is a consistent participant in the popular Teambackpack cyphers in San Fransisco, where some of the Bay Area's top lyricist come together and exchange 16 bar verses, in which this has created a very good, and rapidly growing buzz for G-Mo. He has been undefeated thus far, competing in cyphers alongside big names like battle rap's Dizaster. He also competed in Funk Volume's "Don't Fuck up our Beats Contest," placing 3rd out of about 3,500 artist world wide. G-Mo was crowned one of the Top 10 Bay Area Emcees by the KMEL radio station & the Thizzler blog, even after dissing both outlets in a video depicting G-Mo burning DJ Amen alive for not recognizing his talent. Currently, G-Mo is working on his debut album with Jedi Mind Trick's in-house producer C-Lance. He is also being featured on national artist Vinnie Paz's next album on a record titled "Innermost Hate". G-Mo's draw is within Jedi Mind Tricks, Hopsin, ICP, and Tech N9ne fan bases. His YouTube channel has consistency of a high view counts and his socials maintain good interaction with steady growth. G-Mo Skee is a force to be reckoned with, and his Midget Army fan base is steadily growing.

Ammbush

Best known for his production work with Davinci & The Main Attrakionz, Ammbush released his debut album Ammbaataa. "Ammbaataa" is rising Bay Area producer Ammbush's foray into the spoken rap world. The project features Mr. Ed, Hollywood Squadda of Main Attraktionz, E.L.S., DaVinci, DJ Platurn and Tyranny Allen, and production was handled by Ammbush himself, Al Jieh, Rel, YS Beats and others. He represents the SWTBRDS, Drums & Ammo & Oakland Faders crews with this project.

Solo project with help from many talented friends musicians and producers.

$12.00 - $15.00

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Billy Woods with G Mo Skee, Ammbush, Swiftumz

Sunday, October 6 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Brick & Mortar Music Hall