Armand Hammer—the New York hip hop duo comprising Billy Woods and Elucid—have shared their new Alchemist-produced album, Haram.
The 14-song effort marks the first time that the duo have teamed up with just one producer for a record. It includes appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Quelle Chris, Curly Castro, Fielded and more. During a chat with GQ, Alchemist revealed that it was Earl who first introduced him to Armand Hammer’s music. “I actually felt stupid, like I was under a rock for not knowing about them,” the mega-producer recalled.
“To me, at this point in my career, it’s fun to have that feeling of finding something I didn’t know about, and being able to put other people onto it, like, ‘Check this shit out, this is the highest level of art,’” he added. “It started with me and Woods talking. I reached out to him first, and was just like, ‘Yo, I’m a fan,’ and we started building little by little.”
For Armand Hammer, Haram is the follow-up to their 2020 project, Shrines. Meanwhile, The Alchemist dropped the instrumental EP Carry the Fire in January.
Stream Haram below: