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Staff pick: Injury Reserve and Armand Hammer at Skully’s

I’m at the combination Injury Reserve/Armand Hammer show." That’s a tweet I saw last weekend, but the callback to the 2010 Das Racist viral smash seems apt when addressing a tour of this magnitude. Both Arizona’s Injury Reserve and Brooklyn’s Armand Hammer released 2021 albums that were frequently at the top of many year-end lists. For heads looking to eschew the traditional trappings of modern hip-hop, this show seems to be a smorgasbord of rhymes atop shards of harsh, claustrophobic soundscapes and zany sampling vérité. It’s a celebration of the cathartic and absurd.
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Real Neighbors: A Conversation with Armand Hammer

You’ve probably noticed we’re celebrating 50 years of KEXP all throughout 2022. This week, we celebrate all things 2012. In an instance of divine timing, KEXP features writer and producer Martin Douglas recently spoke with hip-hop firebrands Armand Hammer, who first collaborated in 2012, in a sprawling conversation touching on multiple topics. Listen and read below.
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Stream Defcee’s New BoatHouse-Produced Album For All Debts Public And Private, Feat. Armand Hammer

The Chicago indie rapper Defcee has been making music for 15 years, and he hasn’t exactly taken time off. Defcee is a prolific force; last last year, for instance, he teamed with producer Messiah Musik for the album Trapdoor, which came out on Armand Hammer member billy woods’ Backwoodz Studioz label. Today, Defcee has gotten together with another producer for another collaborative album, and it’s a good one.
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Pickathon 2022 Has Sons Of Kemet, Built To Spill, Armand Hammer, & Many More

The annual Portland-area festival known as Pickathon hasn’t exactly been annual lately. Thanks to the pandemic, Pickathon hasn’t happened since 2019. This summer, though, Pickathon will return to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, and it’s bringing an impressively all-over-the-map lineup. Pickathon goes down 8/4-7. The festival’s...
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Armand Hammer

It is rare that two acclaimed solo artists, each just reaching their creative prime, come together to create something completely new. Nevertheless, two of NYC’s most innovative MCs, billy woods and Elucid, have joined forces as Armand Hammer. Although Elucid and woods appeared on each other’s solo albums in 2013, the roots of their collaboration goes back several years. After they both appeared on the same compilation in 2011, woods sought Elucid out for a guest verse on his long-awaited solo History Will Absolve Me. “I was really impressed by Elucid’s music but once we started working together I realized I was dealing with a rare talent,” woods explains. “It’s a real challenge not to be outshined on tracks with him, but that is something that I welcome as an artist. Steel sharpens steel.”
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FREE TICKETS TUESDAY: Enter to Win Tix to See Superchunk, Pabllo Vittar, Talbott Brothers, and Armand Hammer!

Who's ready to see some shows? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS TUESDAY—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some great shows going this week! CHECK 'EM OUT!
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Injury Reserve and Armand Hammer Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Injury Reserve and Armand Hammer (the duo of Billy Woods and Elucid) have announced a co-headlining tour with Akai Solo supporting. It takes place in May across the United States. Find the dates and ticket information below. The last Injury Reserve album, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, was...
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Injury Reserve, Armand Hammer, and AKAI SOLO announce tour

Injury Reserve and Armand Hammer each put out one of the best rap albums of 2021, so it's exciting to learn that the two groups will tour together this May. Armand Hammer collaborator AKAI SOLO will open. All dates are listed below. The tour includes a show in Armand Hammer...
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Royal Farms, Township Talk About Armand Hammer Site

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Plans announced in 2021 for construction of a Royal Farms convenience store and fueling station, on one of three proposed Armand Hammer Boulevard lots that currently include the A.D. Moyer hardware store and lumber yard, may be changing. Lower Pottsgrove Manager Ed Wagner delivered that news Tuesday (Feb. 22) to members of the township Planning Commission.
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Earl Sweatshirt - Tabula Rasa (feat. Armand Hammer)

Former Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt is gearing up to release his latest album, Sick, this month and the anticipation couldn’t be higher. His first release since 2019’s introspective Feet of Clay, Sick is still mostly a mystery other than the two singles released ahead of its arrival, “2010” and “Tabula Rasa.”
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Video: Earl Sweatshirt Ft. Armand Hammer “Tabula Rasa”

Earl Sweatshirt announces his new album SICK! with his first single featuring Armand Hammer. In the gritty video shot by Josh in one take, Earl and Armand Hammer’s Billy Woods and Elucid lay evocative bars from inside the studio, where they are joined by Boldy James and The Alchemist.
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Earl Sweatshirt announces new album ‘SICK!,’ shares new song ft. Armand Hammer

Earl Sweatshirt has announced that he'll follow 2019's great Feet of Clay with a new 10-song album, SICK!, on January 14 via Tan Cressida/Warner. The first single is "Tabula Rasa," which features Armand Hammer (aka billy woods and ELUCID), whose great 2021 album Haram also featured Earl. It's cut from the same left-of-the-dial rap cloth as their last collab, and it's great stuff. Listen and watch the video (which also features cameos by The Alchemist and Boldy James) below.
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Earl Sweatshirt – “Tabula Rasa” (Feat. Armand Hammer)

For the past few years, Earl Sweatshirt has rapped a lot of head-spinning verses on a lot of other rappers, but he hasn’t released a record of his own since the 2019 EP Feet Of Clay. That’s about to change. Last month, Earl released the Black Noi$e-produced solo single “2010.” Today, he’s announced that he’ll release a new 10-song project called SICK! next month. He’s also shared the new song “Tabula Rasa,” on which he teams up with the underground expressionist duo Armand Hammer.
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Bartees Strange’s ‘Free Kelly Rowland’ Features Armand Hammer As Part Of His Deluxe ‘Live Forever’

Bartees Strange was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2020, and now the indie rocker is gearing up to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his album, Live Forever. Like plenty of artists last year, Strange had to deal with the strange (heh) impact of the pandemic and quarantine restrictions on his touring and performing schedule. Since his album came out, he’s played a number of festivals, and toured with the likes of Courtney Barnett and Lucy Dacus. Aside from all those live appearances, including an at-home Tiny Desk concert for NPR, Strange has also been releasing new music.
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Open Mike Eagle – “Burner Account” (Feat. Armand Hammer)

Last year, the great underground rap veteran Open Mike Eagle released his album Anime, Trauma And Divorce, which was a whole lot more entertaining than anyone could ever expect from a record about the end of a marriage. Since then, Eagle has remained busy. He eulogized MF DOOM through rap, he teamed up with the Lasso on “Gold Gloves,” and he hosted the second season of his terrifically fun podcast What Had Happened Was, interviewing El-P about El’s entire career. Today, Eagle has teamed up with a trio of fellow underground rap titans on a new single.
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Armand Hammer Aren’t Just Ahead Of Their Time — They’re Making Bold Music For Now

Hip-hop duo Armand Hammer have been making bold and thought-provoking music for just shy of a decade — but don’t call them ahead of their time. Rather, rappers Billy Woods and Elucid are making music for now. After putting out several records, including the 2021 LP Haram with Eminem’s current DJ, The Alchemist, Armand Hammer are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Charting their success in a recent Magnum Scenes video presented by Uproxx, Armand Hammer explain why they live up to their label as the “best lyricists on the planet.”
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Armand Hammer at The Waiting Room

The sound of New York’s underground is stopping at The Waiting Room this month when Armand Hammer comes to town. The duo, comprising rappers Billy Woods and ELUCID, is known for its abstract lyricism delivered over trippy production, as a pair and in their solo releases. But together, Woods and...
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