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Armand Hammer is an American hip hop group from New York City.[1] It consists of Billy Woods and Elucid.[2]

Armand Hammer
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2013–present
LabelsBackwoodz Studioz
Websitearmandhammer.bandcamp.com
Members

HistoryEdit

In September 2013, Armand Hammer released a mixtape, Half Measures.[3] It was produced by Steel Tipped Dove, Blockhead, Uncommon Nasa, and Small Pro, among others.[4] In October that year, the duo released the first studio album, Race Music, which was produced by the likes of Steel Tipped Dove, Marmaduke, Willie Green, and Blue Sky Black Death.[5] Tiny Mix Tapes called it "a potent record about life, art, sex, drugs, politics, and violence."[6] The Village Voice included it on the "10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2013" list.[7] On October 25, 2013, "Shark Fin Soup" was included on Spin's "Rap Songs of the Week" list.[8]

In 2014, the duo released an EP, Furtive Movements.[9] The Village Voice included it on the "10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2014" list.[10] In 2017, the duo released a studio album, Rome.[11] Stereogum placed it at number 28 on the "40 Best Rap Albums of 2017" list.[12] In 2018, the duo released a studio album, Paraffin.[13] PopMatters placed it at number 65 on the "70 Best Albums of 2018" list,[14] while Stereogum placed it at number 4 on the "10 Best Rap Albums of 2018" list.[15] It was also included on Pitchfork's "Best Rap Albums of 2018" list,[16] as well as The A.V. Club's "Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018" list.[17]

MembersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

MixtapesEdit

  • Half Measures (2013)

EPsEdit

  • Furtive Movements (2014)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • Zilla Rocca - "Favors Are Bad News" from Future Former Rapper (2018)
  • Blockhead - "Be Safe" from Free Sweatpants (2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Diamond, Samuel (September 20, 2013). "Armand Hammer - Half Measures (mixtape)". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Letvinchuk, Alex (November 7, 2013). "Armand Hammer – Race Music". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Martin, Andrew (September 18, 2013). "Download Elucid & Billy Woods' New Mixtape As Armand Hammer". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Gillespie, Blake (September 18, 2013). "billy woods & Elucid are Armand Hammer". Impose. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Gillespie, Blake (October 17, 2013). "Stream: Armand Hammer, Race Music". Impose. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  6. ^ Weil, Stephen (December 2, 2013). "Armand Hammer - Race Music". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Mlynar, Phillip (December 5, 2013). "The 10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2013 (1/4)". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (October 25, 2013). "Rap Songs of the Week: Step Brothers Starlito & Don Trip Stand Up to School Bullies". Spin. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  9. ^ Gillespie, Blake (July 29, 2014). "Armand Hammer return with "BET" and EP". Impose. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  10. ^ Mlynar, Phillip (December 16, 2014). "The 10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2014 (1/2)". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Thompson, Paul (November 21, 2017). "Armand Hammer's Rome Is a Gritty Rap Album for the Modern Era". Vulture. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Breihan, Tom (December 11, 2017). "The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Thompson, Paul A. (September 5, 2018). "Armand Hammer: Paraffin". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  14. ^ Skinner, Jared (December 10, 2018). "The 70 Best Albums of 2018: 65. Armand Hammer - Paraffin (Backwoodz Studioz)". PopMatters. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Breihan, Tom (December 7, 2018). "The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2018". Stereogum. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  16. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (December 18, 2018). "The Best Rap Albums of 2018". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  17. ^ Purdom, Clayton (December 12, 2018). "The best hip-hop albums of 2018". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 18, 2018.

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