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Stream Backwood Jones’ new album ‘Aromatic’

I’ve known YP a.k.a. Backwoods Jones for some years now, and no matter what he’s always working. Always crafting. Always expressing — no matter what obstacles get thrown in front of him. YP has just emerged with his new album, Aromatic, his first in a year. Switching up the name for a fresh new start, Jones attacks the 10-song outing like never before. He hit the reset button, and he’s ready to show and prove. Again. He has always risen to the occasion, and with Aromatic, he’s doubling down.

There’s some very personal records on here, as well some classic YP shit-talking and game-giving. He can truly do it all. Take a whiff below via Apple Music and Spotify.

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Chicago

Watch Backwood Jones’ New Video, “Always Will”

Directed by APJ Films. Produced by DJ Money.

The artist formerly known as YP, Backwood Jones, stops through with brand new video — “Always Will.” This joint serves as the latest offering from Backwood’s upcoming project, Aromatic. If this record’s any indication of what’s to come, then this newest project from Jones is going to be a problem.

This is too smooth. Watch the video for “Always Will” below the cut.

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BackWood Jones returns with his “No Fuck” video

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Directed by US Media

BACK…WOOD…JONES

You know him as YP, but you should get used to calling him Backwood Jones — if you aren’t already doing so. You know, it’s gonna be tough for me to make that transition in real life, but hey, what the man wants the man gets. Maybe I’ll just start calling him by his government? Ha!

Today, he’s back with more goodness for the 2016 on “No Fuck.” Yeah, you know the beat as the backing for King Jaffe Joffer, but it now belongs to Backwood and today he takes it to task in the new clip. No fucks given. Don’t you forget it. From the corner store to the corner office, it’s all the same.

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Video: Backwood Jones f/ Assata Jones – I Matter

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Produced by Chigz Music. Directed by Jay Mavaz.

The artist formerly known as YP returns with more meaningful music — stuff that does a lot more than scratch the surface of social issues. Today, he takes a deep look into some of the high profile black men who have been slaughtered at the hands of police officers. Unjustly.

Laquan McDonald. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. These names are more than just headlines. They had families, friends, children, mothers and fathers. Sometimes the human aspect is forgotten — and Backwood reminds us of this. This is a deeper look into humans lost at the hands of gun violence — from police or otherwise.

This is another great release from YP, who has given us two amazing records this summer alone. Very important stuff. Watch his video, featuring a great hook from ASsata Jones, below.

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