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billy woods / Kenny Segal


Collaboration between the New York -based rapper and LA-based producer and DJ

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  1. 9.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    With all its richness, nuance and double entendre, its cultural observations on food, its constant pleasant weed smell, its soft jazzy beats, its political concerns on black self-sabotage and sexy metaphors, it’s hard to argue that Maps isn’t billy woods’ strongest album to date
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Despite its skittishness, Maps is actually noticeably sunnier than usual Billy Woods albums
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  3. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Kenny Segal is the perfect partner for his knotted and descriptive delivery. He emotionally matches each verse with fluid and deliberate production
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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    An extraordinary record full of purpose and daring
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  5. 8.9 |   Pitchfork

    The New York rapper reconnects with the Los Angeles producer for a masterful road-trip album. Humor and dread, weed and food, technique and style—billy woods is in full command of it all
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  6. 8.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    On their much-anticipated reunion, Kenny Segal, a true and varied talent in and of himself, has a firm grasp on the gift that billy woods possesses, and has doubled down on his instinct to assist, to foreground the whims of a true poet in prime form. billy woods takes the bearing, and we follow
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  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    woods still isn’t inviting, but there’s a humanizing element to hearing a man who’s spent so long describing the world’s evils open up about love
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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Enigmatic Brooklyn rapper's second LP with beatmaker Kenny Segal is a dizzying listen
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  9. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Brooklyn-based rapper reunites with LA producer Kenny Segal for an expertly plotted album
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