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Less focused on political and historical subjects than woods' 2022 albums, Maps is a sort of travelogue, with lyrics mainly written and recorded on the road.
Reuniting with producer Kenny Segal, billy woods released Maps, an album inspired by his touring experiences, in 2023. Maps is the new album from NYC rapper billy woods and LA producer Kenny Segal, their first full collaboration since 2019’s Hiding Places. Deluxe Edition includes two bonus songs not included in the standard release and 40 page lyric book illustrated by m.
billy woods and Kenny Segal are teaming up once again for a new album that releases in May through Backwoodz Studio. On the mic, woods is no less of a conundrum, possessed of versatile flows and an ability to not only tackle topics other artists wouldn’t dream of, but also to bring unique perspectives to the familiar ones. Du kannst aber auch darüber entscheiden, welche Cookies du zulassen oder ablehnen möchtest: die detaillierten Cookie-Einstellungen kannst du über „Einstellungen“ einsehen und verwalten. The fact that »Maps« is greeted with rapturous applause wherever it is heard is both justified and problematic, as it gives the impression that something is just being waved through. Billy Woods is a real album specialist whose own personal history often tells the tale of world history.
Die 17 wild zwischen Genres und Stimmungen wechselnden Instrumentals von Kenny Segal spiegeln das auf „Maps“ beschriebene Leben: vom Flugzeug in eine unbekannte Stadt gespuckt, verbringt Woods seine Tage im Jetlag- und Gras-Nebel, geplagt von brodelnder Anspannung und Paranoia oder von Heimweh. Produced in full by Kenny Segal, Maps features Danny Brown, ELUCID ( Armand Hammer), Shabaka Hutchins, Sam Herring ( Future Islands), Quelle Chris, Aesop Rock, Benjamin Booker, and ShrapKnel. For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered. We have a regular newsletter with the week’s new releases that goes out every Thursday or Friday too.
Danny Brown provides a lengthy, exuberant guest verse during the warped, noisy "Year Zero," bursting in fits of laughter by the end. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I think we only collaborated once over the last four years and although we didn’t talk about it, I think we wanted to let that energy build again. Woods and Segal have made the mistake of making the stereotypical backpacker record which means that the record is easy to sleep on because it's too tranquil.