New York rapper billy woods and Los Angeles producer Kenny Segal have announced a new collaborative album: Maps arrives May 5 via Backwoodz Studioz. The road trip–inspired project is their first collaboration since 2019’s Hiding Places. woods and Segal will also tour together for the first time ever, with a string of dates in May and June. Check out their full itinerary below; scroll down for the Maps artwork.
Since issuing Hiding Places, woods has released a handful of solo works such as Terror Management, Aethiopes, and Church. In 2020, he teamed up with avant-garde poet, songwriter, and educator Moor Mother for Brass, which included the single “Furies.” That same year, Armand Hammer (woods’ duo with Elucid) shared Shrines, followed by 2021’s Haram—their joint LP with the Alchemist.
Segal has worked with a number of artists including Open Mike Eagle, R.A.P. Ferreira, and Hemlock Ernst (aka Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands). He also produced Armand Hammer’s Shrines track “Dead Cars.”
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billy woods & Kenny Segal:
05-10 Los Angeles, CA – Resident
05-12 Los Angeles, CA – Resident
05-13 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
05-15 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
05-16 Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
05-31 Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom
06-01 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
06-02 Washington, D.C. – DC9
06-06 Marina di Ravenna, Italy – Beaches Brew Festival ^
06-09 Katowice, Poland – Tauron Festival ^
06-10 Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival ^
06-12 London, England – Village Underground
06-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
06-28 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival ^
^ billy woods only