Armand Hammer (music group)

Armand Hammer
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2013–present
Labels Backwoodz Studioz
Members Billy Woods

Armand Hammer is an American hip hop group from New York City, New York.[1] It consists of Billy Woods and Elucid.[2] On October 25, 2013, "Shark Fin Soup" was chosen by Spin as one of their Rap Songs of the Week.[3]


In September 2013, Armand Hammer released the mixtape, Half Measures.[4] It was produced by Small Professor, Uncommon Nasa, Steel Tipped Dove, and Blockhead, among others.[5] In October that year, the duo released the first album, Race Music, which was produced by the likes of Marmaduke, Willie Green, Steel Tipped Dove, and Blue Sky Black Death.[6] Tiny Mix Tapes called it "a potent record about life, art, sex, drugs, politics, and violence."[7] It was chosen by The Village Voice as one of their 10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2013.[8]

In 2014, Armand Hammer released the Furtive Movements EP.[9] It was chosen by The Village Voice as one of their 10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2014.[10]



Studio albums




  1. Diamond, Samuel (September 20, 2013). "Armand Hammer - Half Measures (mixtape)". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  2. Letvinchuk, Alex (November 7, 2013). "Armand Hammer – Race Music". Potholes in My Blog.
  3. Soderberg, Brandon (October 25, 2013). "Rap Songs of the Week: Step Brothers Starlito & Don Trip Stand Up to School Bullies". Spin.
  4. Martin, Andrew (September 18, 2013). "Download Elucid & Billy Woods' New Mixtape As Armand Hammer". Potholes in My Blog.
  5. Gillespie, Blake (September 18, 2013). "billy woods & Elucid are Armand Hammer". Impose Magazine.
  6. Gillespie, Blake (October 17, 2013). "Stream: Armand Hammer, Race Music". Impose Magazine.
  7. Weil, Stephen (December 2, 2013). "Armand Hammer - Race Music". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  8. Mlynar, Phillip (December 5, 2013). "The 10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2013 (1/4)". The Village Voice.
  9. Gillespie, Blake (July 29, 2014). "Armand Hammer return with "BET" and EP". Impose Magazine.
  10. Mlynar, Phillip (December 16, 2014). "The 10 Best New York City Rap Albums of 2014 (1/2)". The Village Voice.

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