Half Measures is a the new mixtape from Armand Hammer, aka the duo of rappers Billy Woods and Elucid. The two have been kind enough to throw a pay-what-you-want price tag on this one, too, meaning you can enter “0” and get it for free. But if you feel like throwing some dough their way, I’m sure they’d put it toward something useful. Like weed or financing their upcoming proper album, Race Music, that’s set to drop Oct. 22 on Backwoodz Studioz.
For those unfamiliar with either rapper and what he brings to the table lyrically and musically, you’re in for a goddamned treat. It’s one that’s pretty grimy and covered in filth, but it’s a treat nonetheless. This is fight music for people who brawl in slow motion with brass knuckles that have rusted over. And I’m sure they hate reading/hearing comparisons like this, but Woods and Elucid are making some of the best Def Jux-sounding music that the El-P-helmed label could have wished to release.
You can stream/download Half Measures below.
Download: Armand Hammer – Half Measures [Bandcamp]