Armand Hammer
“Shark Fin Soup”

The first dish of Armand Hammer’s heavily anticipated Race Music has been served. Named for a once-popular Chinatown delicacy soon to be semi-banned in New York, “Shark Fin Soup” is a mouth-watering appetizer prepping our palates for more locally-flavored, internationally-informed cuisine to come. Locavores and culinarians delight, as woods and Elucid plate their finest courses in Iron Chef-style competition.

The single — streaming below — has almost nothing to do with food. Race Music comes out on CD October 22, but reservations are available here. Order up!

• Backwoodz Studioz:
• billy woods:
• Elucid:

Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.