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Homeboy Sandman “Noteworthy” Video & New LP ‘Dusty’ Available

Picasso claimed that the purpose of art is to wash the “dust of daily life off our souls.” Homeboy Sandman asks on Dusty, “Why would I complain when I’m alive making art?” In the course of his Mello Music debut, the Queens virtuoso answers himself with 15 soul-assessing confessionals that sweep the entropy and daily static, the distortion and psychic silt of modern life onto wax. This is sacred dust, alchemical practice to convert anxiety into the highest form of creativity. It is rapping ass-rapping rapped better than your favorite rapper.

Let Sandman tell it: the sound is dusty. These bars are his id. He’s not trying to save the world on this record or even save himself. These are the unmasked impulses and desires locked away for a long time — some of them from before he ditched the legal world for decapitating mediocre MCs. On Dusty, he says “I unlocked myself and let them out — dusted them off — for better or for worse.”

Of course, it’s infinitely for the better. This is a therapy session without coming off remotely indulgent. Sandman remains both the master carpenter and architect, writing verses with lapidary precision, inventing new flows and cadences at brilliant angles that no one knew could be found.

This is the latest chapter for one of the most storied underground rappers of his generation. A versatile talent who has checked every last box: Unsigned Hype in The Source, Chairman’s Choice in the XXLRolling Stone hailed his songs as dense and word-drunk, spilling past the margins, demanding repeat listens as he re-works rap forms and functions into something truly personal.” Pitchfork said that in the all-star game of the new subterranean, “he is the guy with flawless fundamentals, wearing his socks high and his cleats sharp and polished.” His solo catalogue is sterling and over the last two years he’s mastered the group dynamic in tandem with fellow legends Aesop Rock and later, a brilliant psychedelic slab done in union with Edan.

It’s all on display on DustyPick almost any track and you’ll hear the synthesized fusion of four elements hip-hop and Jamaican toasting, Nuyorican flavor and an experimental dead bent to expand the parameters of language. When you listen to Sandman, you hear the echoing boom of the South Bronx park jams of Kool Herc, the avant-garde wild style of Rammellzee, the technical perfection of Rakim and Big Daddy Kane, the infectious jazz hymnals of A Tribe Called Quest.

Produced entirely by Mono En Stereo (formerly known as El RTNC — the moniker used when he produced Sandman’s Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent), the beats rumble and snap, the basslines are rubber-thick and funky, the drums rugged as a butcher knife haircut. Sandman boasts the kinetic gift to tailor his flow to each, his voice an instrument in his own right — able to switch between conversational and wrathful, debauched lothario and philosophically righteous. There’s “Far Out,” where he kicks off the album wondering if he’s better off living in Siberia, then references breakdancing on cardboard, the Never Ending Story, and how the smell of boiled eggs reminds him of the Queens Halloweens of his childhood. “Noteworthy” finds him suffering from insomnia trying to figure out which rules to break and risks to take. He proposes toasts for the spirits and ghosts and flips old MC Lyte lyrics into modern koans. “Yes Iyah” finds Boy Sand boasting about clutching mountains by the peak over a tribal polyrhythmic breakbeat, kicking a pyroclastic flow that would even make Black Thought offer a bow in tribute. There are raunchy sex raps and existential midnight of the soul wanderings alike.

It amounts to a clarion statement of purpose, the arena stepped into and all challengers vanquished. Rap containing multitudes and cosmic dust. Exact as a science, loose as an improvised spiritual. 

Today, Boy Sand premiered his new video for “Noteworthy” via a premiere with HipHopDX. 

Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty will be released on 10-18-19 via Mello Music Group. 

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Homeboy Sandman feat. Your Old Droog & Quelle Chris – “Lookout”

Picasso claimed that the purpose of art is to wash the “dust of daily life off our souls.” Homeboy Sandman asks on Dusty, “Why would I complain when I’m alive making art?” In the course of his Mello Music debut, the Queens virtuoso answers himself with 15 soul-assessing confessionals that sweep the entropy and daily static, the distortion and psychic silt of modern life onto wax. This is sacred dust, alchemical practice to convert anxiety into the highest form of creativity. It is rapping ass-rapping rapped better than your favorite rapper.

Produced entirely by Mono En Stereo (formerly known as El RTNC — the moniker used when he produced Sandman’s Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent), the beats rumble and snap, the basslines are rubber-thick and funky, the drums rugged as a butcher knife haircut. Sandman boasts the kinetic gift to tailor his flow to each, his voice an instrument in his own right — able to switch between conversational and wrathful, debauched lothario and philosophically righteous. 

It amounts to a clarion statement of purpose, the arena stepped into and all challengers vanquished. Rap containing multitudes and cosmic dust. Exact as a science, loose as an improvised spiritual. 

Today, Boy Sand premiered a new single, “Lookout,” featuring Your Old Droog and Quelle Chris, “Lookout” was exclusively premiered by Wax Poetics.

“In hopefully hundreds, but probably thousands of years when humanity gets its head on straight, they’ll look back at this joint and know that at least three of us weren’t a complete waste of time.” Homeboy Sandman

Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty will be released on 10-18-19 via Mello Music Group. 

Download the track for free at Bandcamp: https://homeboysandman-mmg.bandcamp.com/track/lookout-feat-quelle-chris-your-old-droog

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty at your preferred DSP: https://smarturl.it/HSDusty

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Homeboy Sandman Premiere’s New Video For “Far Out” & Announces East Coast Tour Dates

Take a peek inside the dossier of a recluse who ain’t gonna pretend a serving size is a teaspoon.”

At the beginning of the summer, your favorite lyricist announced his signing to Mello Music Group.  Now, as the summer is coming to an end, Homeboy Sandman is ready to officially announce his debut Mello Music album Dusty.  The new album is produced entirely by Mono En Stereo whose production credits range from Mos Def to Action Bronson-and of course the duo’s previous EP Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent.  The new album finds Boy Sand dusting off his impulses and desires, letting his id take charge.  Aside from the Quelle Chris & Your Old Droog guest spots on “Lookout,” the Queens emcee handles the fifteen track solo in what can be described as at the pinnacle of his prowess. 

Today, Boy Sand premieres the visual for the album’s first single, “Far Out,” with Brooklyn Vegan and also announced the initial stops for his forthcoming east coast tour with additional support from Billy Woods, Quelle Chris & Elucid.  The “Far Out” video is just that, as it features Sandman astral traveling thru space.  “I mean, I’m pretty out there” Sandman commented to Brooklyn Vegan. 

Tickets for Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty Tour can be purchased at homeboysandman.com.

Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty will be released on 10-18-19 via Mello Music Group. 

Download “Far Out” at Bandcamp (Free Download): https://homeboysandman-mmg.bandcamp.com/track/far-out

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty at your preferred DSP: https://smarturl.it/HSDusty

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Homeboy Sandman Announces New Album + New Single “Far Out”

Take a peek inside the dossier of a recluse who ain’t gonna pretend a serving size is a teaspoon.”

At the beginning of the summer, your favorite lyricist announced his signing to Mello Music Group.  Now, as the summer is coming to an end, Homeboy Sandman is ready to officially announce his debut Mello Music album Dusty.  The new album is produced entirely by Mono En Stereo whose production credits range from Mos Def to Action Bronson-and of course the duo’s previous EP Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent.  The new album finds Boy Sand dusting off his impulses and desires, letting his id take charge.  Aside from the Quelle Chris & Your Old Droog guest spots on “Lookout,” the Queens emcee handles the fifteen track solo in what can be described as at the pinnacle of his prowess. 

Homeboy Sandman adds “Peep the single if you like it peep the record that’s how this works.”

Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty will be released on 10-18-19 via Mello Music Group. 

Bandcamp (Free Download): https://homeboysandman-mmg.bandcamp.com/track/far-out

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty at your preferred DSP: https://smarturl.it/HSDusty

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Homeboy Sandman Signs Multi-Album Deal With Mello Music & Releases New Single “West Coast” Produced By Aesop Rock

One of Hiphop’s greatest writers & lyricists, Homeboy Sandman, has signed a multi-album deal with Mello Music Group. To celebrate, Boy Sand is back with a new single, “West Coast” produced by Aesop Rock.

Bandcamp: https://homeboysandman-mmg.bandcamp.com/track/west-coast

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