|This one will hit you hard! Emerging N.Y. MC teams up with N.Y.'s finest producer Blockhead. This is that type of tough, somber, depressed rap that make me happy! I love abstract as much as the next guy, but I love tradition just as much. Billy Woods brings that authentic rap over some abstract beats and the two make the perfect mix. Listen to ''Tinseltown'' and get lost in the chimes, dreary sample and steady raps.|
Dour Candy is a collaboration between Ninja Tune artist Blockhead and critically-acclaimed rapper Billy Woods. Woods' buzz is at an all-time high coming off the release of History Will Absolve Me, his 2012 opus. Blockhead collaborated with Illogic on Capture the Sun earlier the same year.
The momentum from both projects propels this tightly wound LP. This is Billy Woods' first project with a single producer, and he is joined on the mic by Aesop Rock, Open Mike Eagle, Moka Only and Elucid of Cult Favorite.
The limited edition CD features a bonus track, artwork from London artist Ashes57, and an 18 page booklet with full lyrics.