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Billy Woods - "Cuito Cuanavale"

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This video is off of Billy Woods' collaboration with underground producer extraordinaire Blockhead. The LP Dour Candy, on Backwoodz Recordings, is out today. Billy Woods plays the grizzled, angry man walking around abandoned houses with a dog and a hunting rifle, face obscured through digital blurs. His raps are gruff and political, abstract but tied to history in a realistic way that Kanye West's "Keep it 300, Like the Roman's" avoids. The beat features a crying guitar looped over hollow sampled drums, evoking the same post-apocalypse as the video. If you like references to disintegrating American culture and African wars where Fidel Castro was the real hero, check it out.

Check out a review for Billy Woods' last LP below: