"Since billy woods first set up Backwoodz Studioz to self release his 2003 album Camouflage, the New York based label has come to represent a community of US hiphop artists with shared political ideas. As well as continuing to release works by woods and rapper/producer Elucid – both individually and together as Armand Hammer – the imprint also charts the experimentation and progression of several other writers firmly embedded in its roster, including Curly Castro, Blockhead, and others." [WIRE]
Lindsay Anne Powell aka Fielded -- whose 2020 R&B LP Demisexual Lovelace came out on Backwoodz and featured both woods and ELUCID -- said something about how different it was to be on the outdoor Central Park Summerstage stage since she's used to playing in basements. It's a great way to summarize the post(?)-pandemic, celebratory theme that ran through the entire (vaccinated) Backwoodz Studioz family show on Sunday (8/15).