Armand Hammer (the duo of billy woods and ELUCID) have announced have announced a 2021 tour, which includes dates alongside their Haram collaborator the Alchemist. Find the schedule below. Armand Hammer are performing at the 2021 Pitchfork Music Festival, which takes place at Chicago’s Union Park from September 10-12. Tickets...
Armand Hammer, the duo of ELUCID and billy woods, followed their 2020 album Shrines, one of our favorite albums of 2020, with this year's excellent collaboration with The Alchemist, Haram. They've now announced a fall tour beginning in September and running through November. It includes stops in Austin, Chicago, Omaha, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal, and more, and you can see all dates below.
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Armand Hammer and The Alchemist have announced a Los Angeles concert date at the Echoplex. The fierce rappers will drop their rhymes at the Echoplex on Sunday, Sept. 19. Tickets to Armand Hammer and The Alchemist at the Echoplex go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 4 at 10AM. Fans can jump on the presale for early tickets. Preale kicks off Thursday, June 3 at 10AM. Use the following presale password to accesss advance tickets to the show: ENCORE.
Armand Hammer have announced a U.S. tour. The hip-hop duo have lined up their first series of dates in support of their new album Haram, including headlining shows and appearances at festivals such as Treefort and Pitchfork Festival. Take a look at their upcoming dates below. Armand Hammer have also...
After a year of mostly virtual entertainment, IRL concerts and performances slated for this summer and beyond are sure to sell out fast. To help you stay ahead of the game, we've rounded up major-venue events that are newly on sale (like Breland at Crystal Ballroom) and going on sale this week (like Sabertooth Micro Fest at Crystal Ballroom and Armand Hammer at Mississippi Studios). Read on for details.
To try and quantify what ELUCID and billy woods have done both individually and together as Armand Hammer in the past five to 10 years is like trying to measure a yard with a foot-long ruler—you’re gonna come up short. Without coming across as hyperbolic, it’s fair to say that these two have changed the rules of underground rap thanks to their work together and through woods’ micro-label turned indie figurehead Backwoodz Studioz.
This article previously appeared on Audiomack World. billy woods and ELUCID are vital musicians. Their meditations on the political, personal, and absurd make them two of the most important rappers and thinkers of the New York underground. Students of punk and James Baldwin alike, woods and ELUCID come together as Armand Hammer in what feels like a form of public service—their winding music burning itself into the collective consciousness. The two prolific artists have their own incredible solo careers to speak of, but together they form the definitive duo running this guttural rap shit.
Though admittedly not for everyone, The Alchemist's latest collaborative album with Armand Hammer is exactly the sort of dark street hip-hop that underground heads have been fiending for. Enter Haram, a grimy odyssey through the minds of three creative expressionists, fueled by strong lyricism and hallucinogenic production. The project kicks off on a particularly striking note, with "Sir Benni Miles" drawing listeners deeper into the hazy world of Billy Woods and Elucid.
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With another seven days in the books, we’re catching you up on the best new music with the 238th installment of our Weekly Dope playlist. On the artwork this week, I ran with a mix of Armand Hammer (the duo of ELUCID and billy woods) and Alchemist for teaming up for their Haram album, Young Dolph and Key Glock for doubling down with Dum and Dummer 2, DJ Muggs and Flee Lord for their Rammellzee project, and Price (of Audio Push) for releasing his debut full-length, F.O.E.S.
Haram begins with an interruption. What sounds like a lively music hall performance is brought to a halt with an announcer’s voice, apologizing for disturbing “your dancin’ and enjoyment,” only to be interrupted himself just a few second later by the sound of slow-oozing synths. Such is the M.O. for “Sir Benni Miles,” the first track on Armand Hammer‘s album-length collaboration with producer The Alchemist, and one that keeps fading out and fading back in, easing in and out of frame and consciousness, stopping and starting, ebbing and flowing. It doesn’t allow a lot of time for the listener or emcees billy woods and Elucid to get comfortable—it feels like an act of disruption.
“If you know Armand Hammer, they’re your favorite,” says Daniel Maman, the twice Grammy-nominated producer known as the Alchemist. He’s speaking via one of the Zoom-facilitated Hollywood Squares that almost all artists have taken to when doing interviews over the past year. The other two screen cubicles are taken by the rappers Billy Woods and Elucid, the duo known by hip-hop heads and anti-pop consorters worldwide as Armand Hammer. The three of them are here to talk about “Haram,” the new album that might bring Armand Hammer an audience that would start to match its critical acclaim. Not that any of the three musicians seem inclined to sweat fame at the expense of their vision. In fact, Alchemist calls the Armand Hammer catalogue, “the purest expression of art.” It doesn’t mean that billy woods would mind a change. “I’ve already mastered the art of laboring in obscurity,” he says. “I did that for a good long time. Don’t need to do it more.’
Armand Hammer and The Alchemist's hugely anticipated collaborative album Haram arrives at midnight (3/26), and they've just shared its first single, hours ahead of the full album's release. The new song is called "Black Sunlight" and it features KAYANA, and it's a lively cut that finds Armand Hammer's billy woods and ELUCID trading verses over a warped, vintage soul sample from Alchemist. Listen below.
Armand Hammer's music takes patient ears to decipher. There's a dexterity to it; social commentary is swaddled in layers of thick poetry and equally dense production. Yet the approach cuts both ways: If you get the music, you love it, but it can be tough to comprehend for those who don't already have a palate for the rappers' pondering flows.
Armand Hammer (the duo of billy woods and ELUCID) have announced a new album with the Alchemist. Haram, which is out March 26 via Backwoodz Studioz, marks the first time that Armand Hammer have made a record with a single producer. Guests on Haram include Earl Sweatshirt and Quelle Chris. Find the tracklist and album cover below.
Armand Hammer (the duo of billy woods & ELUCID) released one of our favorite albums of 2020 and The Alchemist entirely produced two of our favorite albums of 2020 (and had a hand in producing a few others), so it's very exciting to learn that Armand Hammer and The Alchemist will put out a collaborative album, Haram, on March 26 via Backwoodz Studioz. Even more exciting: guests include Earl Sweatshirt, Quelle Chris, Curly Castro (ShrapKnel), Amani, Fielded, and Kayana. (Several of those, including Earl, were on Armand Hammer's 2020 album, and Earl also released the excellent Alchemist-produced single "Whole World" last year.)
Hip-hop duo Armand Hammer are known for their dense abstract lyricism and experimental style, which their latest,. Armand Hammer, a duo composed of rappers Billy Woods and Elucid, are at the vanguard of left-field rap music. In the last decade, they have steadily amassed fans by releasing unapologetically exploratory albums. It's music that rewards time and analysis--the opposite of rap the average listener can fully digest in one listen.