HALLWAYS makes a bold first step with the single “Problems,” which is as Tribe Called Quest fun as it is Pharaohe Monch dour. That’s the great quality of Homeboy Sandman, who makes no qualms about explaining his moods, affectations and joys. We were sweating the single when it dropped. Here’s the video after the jump.
The Boy Sand emerges with this single from his upcoming album Hallways on Stones Throw. It’s bluesy, no-frills and colored with cynical humor. Great easy opener for dense topics. After the jump.
Homeboy Sandman is a lyrical gymnast who doesn’t assault with messages or perfunctory turns into spoken word lecture style. “America the Beautiful” sounds like a Maya Angelou rendition or an Erica Alexander portrait of this great, flawed nation.
On Sunday July 28, 2013, the world renowned Rock Steady Crew held it’s 36th Anniversary celebration in Central Park, NYC. The event featured a reunion performance by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, as well as performances by Brand Nubian, Cormega, Special Ed, Craig G, The Arsonists, Homeboy Sandman and more. The show also featured DJ sets from DJ Premier, Tony Touch, Evil Dee, and DJ Eclipse, DJ JS-1. Of course, the highlight of the event was an incredible breakdance performance from the entire Rock Steady Crew. Click through this slideshow to see all of the highlights of that day’s event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Sandman gets on his political flow on “Illuminati” off his recent album, First Of A Living Breed.
Check out footage from Brother Ali & Homeboy Sandman’s performance in NYC last weekend courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment.
As we remember those that we lost in the 9/11 attacks, some artists have helped to ease that journey by offering up some new music for us to listen to. Head down bottom to see what’s out today. Read More
Stones Throw provides an insightful look into the life of Homeboy Sandman, covering how his father influenced him, his education, how he used to smoke weed to stay creative and how he tries to maintain his creativity while remaining sober. Sandman’s Stones Throw debut, First Of A Living Breed, comes out on September 18th.