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billy woods — The Underground Rapper You Need to Hear

After almost 20 years rapping, billy woods remains brutally overlooked.

billy woods, photographed here by Jamil McGinnis

billy woods (intentionally lowercase, similarly to bell hooks and oppositional to MF DOOM) struck me from the very first second I found his work. When I was first delving into hip-hop, I (logically) started with the mainstream classics — Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Nas’ Illmatic, Biggie’s…

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