History Will Absolve Me is the long-awaited new solo project from billy woods and the Zimbabwean-Jamaican-by-way-of-Brooklyn rapper does not disappoint. A smoldering riot of bitter invective and daisycutter beats, History Will Absolve Me is a solid hour of hardboiled anti-nostalgia. After spending the last few years as the better half of the Super Chron Flight Brothers, this album marks a clean break from that critically-acclaimed oeuvre. A last will & testament scrawled in the shadow of the gallows, HWAM is steeped in the ethos of "what goes around, comes around". The album features guest appearances by Roc Marciano, MarQ Spekt, Elucid, Masai Bey and junclassic. Willie Green, A.M. Breakups, Marmaduke, Nasa and Man Mantis handle the beats, providing a backdrop that matches the intensity of woods' labyrinthine verses. Following on the heels of last years Cowardly Threats & Hideous Cruelty mixtape, HWAM is woods' second "official" solo album, but with eight years between them, this is less a follow-up to his debut than it is a bare knuckle epilogue.