Known Unknowns

Billy Woods - Known Unknowns
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2017 Ratings: #313
June 9, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Backwoodz / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Needle Drop

Known Unknowns is NY hip hop artist Billy Woods' punchiest effort since History Will Absolve Me.

Jul 30, 2018
TheRootBoy
84
This is New York hip hop spelled out for you out from the rat infested gutters. The songs here are story driven and impactful. Not a bad song on this record. Some tracks are better than others, but Woods is also a guy who doesn't try to rely on production and a catchy chorus to get you by on my music either. Worth checking out.
Aug 8, 2018
LepardRyan
80
Good
Jul 18, 2017
BuffaloStaple
53
Billy continues to be a very poetic and creative lyricist/storyteller on this album, but when it comes down to the structure and writing of this project, I personally find it incredibly difficult to enjoy the music here. Whilst there are numerous lines all over this record that admittedly did leave me impressed, for the most part I find it really difficult to get behind what he writes. Billy tends to use incredibly dense and obtuse lyrical metaphors and analogies to describe simple topics and ... read more
Jul 9, 2018
amygoodall
78
good
Jun 9, 2018
Lasis
80
Hard hitting, abstract hip-hop.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#23/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. Bush League
  2. Snake Oil
  3. Unstuck
  4. Wonderful (feat. Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman)
  5. Superpredator
  6. Fall Back
  7. Groundhogs Day
  8. Everybody Knows
  9. Police Came to My Show
  10. Nomento (feat. Elucid)
  11. Washington Redskins
  12. Tupac Jackets (feat. Elucid)
  13. Source Awards
  14. Strawman (feat. Googie & Barrie McLain)
  15. Cheap Shoes
  16. Gazpacho
  17. Keloid
  18. Robespierre (feat. Barrie McLain)
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Added on: May 11, 2017