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Terror Management

by billy woods

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Deep Ocean Artifacts The more minimalist and colder sister project to hiding place. The album has a lot of a great songs but as a whole it's a great project and a great listen. Favorite track: Suzerain feat. Fielded.
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enarteloc58 This album has been a daily play for me since it came out. Immaculate project 👌 Favorite track: Windhoek feat. Mach Hommy.
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Spivkurl One of the most pleasurable albums I have heard, ever. When I first heard it, I felt like it was about the people I knew and the life I had been living. I can barely stand a day without listening to this in it's entirety. When I am desperate to turn despair, anger or depression into creativity and inspiration, this album will help. Hard to chose a fave, but Suzerain feat. Fielded makes me think lovingly of my wife, and it makes me want to cut things up. One of my favorite albums of the decade. Favorite track: Suzerain feat. Fielded.
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Miles Lamborghini That James Baldwin + Nikki Giovanni sample is absolutely beautiful Favorite track: Birdsong.
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_erard “Billy Woods European Vacation!” Favorite track: Trivial Pursuit.
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Jeremy Leaming vinyl pressing is nicely done, with some lyric-book "notes," which reveal someone involved w/the lp has a sense of humor. Favorite track: Western Education Is Forbidden feat. Fielded.
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Marlow 02:29
Myth 01:18
Dog Days 01:26
gas leak 02:37
Birdsong 03:18
Great Fires 02:19
cornstarch 02:27
FNU LNU 02:24


On his new album Terror Management, billy woods weaves past, present and future into a dark tableau as hilarious as it is macabre. This is a place where skeletons spill from closets, lead pours from faucets and the punchline is the whole joke. This is the sound of the police not coming, of garbage trucks in reverse, of glaciers shearing off into a black ocean. But these are also tales of perseverance, compassion and love, however quixotic. Of snatching one’s humanity from the fires that rage all about us.

Terror Management features production from Preservation, Blockhead, Willie Green, Messiah Muzik, Small Pro, ELUCID, Child Actor, Steel Tipped Dove, Uncommon Nasa, Jeff Markey and Shape. Together they create a backdrop of seamless fragmentation perfectly suited to these times—this era of cognitive dissonance. Mach Hommy, Fielded, Pink Siifu, Akai Solo, Lauren Kelly Benson (fka L’Wren) and The Funs all make guest appearances.


released October 4, 2019

All songs written and performed by billy woods except where noted
All songs engineered by Steel Tipped Dove except “Shepherd’s Tone” engineered by Fielded
Mastered by Willie Green @ The Greenhouse
Executive produced by Steel Tipped Dove & billy woods
Cover Photograph by Kiliii Yuyan
Alternate Covers Photographs by Alexander Richter


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billy woods New York, New York

billy woods is a rapper who defies easy categorization; he was born in the U.S. but spent much of his childhood in Africa and the West Indies. 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. ... more

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