Doc Savage is the new album from Brooklyn producer Willie Green. Inspired by the retrofuturistic aesthetic of its 1930’s pulp fiction namesake,Doc Savage is a hip-hop epic. A classically-trained musician with a resume full of indie-rap bonafides, Green built this album from the ground up, seamlessly melding live instruments into his head-nod aesthetic. He also handled all the sonics from production to mixing and mastering, making this a true labor-of-love.
“I wanted to challenge the artists as well as myself, these aren’t some regular old beats. I wanted to take a lot of musical chances with Doc Savage, and the results are wild,” Green says. “I spent a long time hand picking each emcee for their particular songs and pairing them together.”
Doc Savage features some of independent hip-hop’s most celebrated voices; Open Mike Eagle, Billy Woods, Denmark Vessey, Milo, ELUCID, Has-Lo and Henry Canyons amongst them.
The album also includes a beautiful 20-page lyric book featuring paintings acclaimed Canadian artist Graeme Borland. Five years in the making, Doc Savage is truly Willie Green’s opus and is available Sept 23rd via Backwoodz Studioz. Pre-order here
And check out this sneak peek into the world of Doc Savage, "The Man Who Shook The Earth" ft. Ray Will
Directed by Jason Carter