Homeboy Sandman Drops 20-Track “I Can’t Sell These” Mixtape

Queens native Homeboy Sandman drops his new mixtape I Can’t Sell These. Connecting with renowned visual artist & author Gangster Doodles for 4 incredibly unique artwork installations, Homeboy Sandman is thrilled to share the free tape with the world. Mixed and mastered by Darko The Super, I Can’t Sell These is out now! Homeboy Sandman will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Deca this August.

Homeboy Sandman Releases “Omnipresent” From Forthcoming Mixtape

Queens native Homeboy Sandman drops his new single “Omnipresent” on June 10th. The prolific emcee rhymes on Venezuluan electronic composer Angel Rada’s Basheeba. Mixed and mastered by Darko The Super, “Omnipresent” is the third single from Homeboy Sandman’s upcoming mixtape I Can’t Sell These

On the first single Apple, we saw the technically gifted rapper deliver bars on Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Twin of Myself. Then, Homeboy Sandman  unveiled Boy Sand is Free, a spectacular performance on British collective Sault’s Free. Consisting of 19 tracks, the mixtape includes repurposed music from Fiona Apple, Pete Rock, Khruangbin, J Dilla, and more.” All of the artwork surrounding the mixtape and the single releases are done by artist and pop-culture aficionado, Gangster Doodles.

Listen to Boy Sand is Free: https://homeboysandman.bandcamp.com/track/boy-sand-is-free

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Homeboy Sandman Goes Deep Pursuit on New Single “A!”

Queens native and Rap veteran Homeboy Sandman returns with his latest single ‘A!’. With a masterful cadence Homeboy Sandman rhymes over the deep pursuit sounding production, highlighted by its magnificent bassline.

The inspiration for the song comes from the beat, produced by Michael Sheahan, and first used by Moses Rockwell on his song “Bard.” The inspiration for the hook is fun and also people that call me “A” (short for “Angel”).

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Homeboy Sandman Drops New Single “Stand Up” From Upcoming Album “There In Spirit”

The prolific Queens-bred wordsmith Homeboy Sandman unleashes his latest single “Stand Up” from his forthcoming album There In Spirit. “Stand Up” is a grimy anthemic record addressing the bullies and antagonizers. With its uplifting organ keys to complement, Illingsworth’s production on the track is energetic and commands attention. “Stand Up,” out now, is the third offering from There In Spirit due for release on February 25th via Mello Music Group.

On “Stand Up,” Homeboy Sandman’s message is to not allow yourself to be pushed around speaks on not letting yourself be pushed around. He explains.

There In Spirit will be available February 25th on Mello Music Group. Homeboy Sandman is excited to bring the irreplicable energy of There In Spirit to the live stage. See his upcoming tour dates here and below. Homeboy Sandman’s latest single “Stand Up” is out now!

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Homeboy Sandman Announces New Album “There In Spirit” & New Single Out “Keep That Same Energy”

Homeboy Sandman has announced his new album There In Spirit on Mello Music Group. The Illingsworth-produced EP is scheduled for release on February 25th. Along with the announcement, Homeboy Sandman unveils the project’s first single, “Keep That Same Energy,” a gritty track about incessant fakery. Illingsworth’s production is bright and theatrical, setting a scene for Homeboy Sandman’s charismatic delivery as he encourages everyone to be themselves. 

Since 2007, Homeboy Sandman has delivered timeless projects exhibiting his imaginative flows and thought-provoking lyrics. Over his long-standing career he has received critical praise from Rolling Stone, The FADER, XXL Magazine, Complex, & more. Pitchfork hailed him as “a prolific, technically gifted MC.”  With his vast catalog, the Queens native continues to find new inspirations that make each project stand out from the rest. Homeboy Sandman’s new album There In Spirit carries a powerful message of individuality and self-actualization. For Sand, making this project was about breaking away from the mold, letting go of mediocrity and fear, and holding himself to a higher standard. 

Homeboy Sandman’s new single “Keep That Same Energy” is out now. His new album There In Spirit will be available February 25th on Mello Music Group. Catch Homeboy Sandman on tour as he brings the irreplicable energy of There In Spirit to the live stage.

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Tour Dates

Feb 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Speakeasy – Tickets

Feb 19 – Berkeley, CA @ B-League – Tickets

Mar 5 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness – Tickets

Mar 6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog – Tickets

Mar 8 – Kansas City, MO @ miniBar – Tickets

Mar 11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Vultures – Tickets

Homeboy Sandman Releases 3 New Tracks, “Slice of Life” Exclusively on Audiomack

Homeboy Sandman released a series of music videos, Slice of Life, showing a more personal look into his daily life and routines. Each video showcases astonishing instrumentals along with superb Homeboy Sandman verses. Now exclusively on Audiomack, the highly-skilled MC has released the audio tracks. Homeboy Sandman’s collaborative album, Senile Chef, with Producer extraordinaires Deep and Ben Boogz aka the 2 Hungry Bros is set for release on November 5th. Vinyl preorders are available here.

The first track, Yup. Do It. was produced by acclaimed London-based beatmaker Eric Lau who later included the instrumental on his Examples, Vol Two. On I Got This, Homeboy Sandman pulls a beat from Samiyam’s excellent instrumental release Animals Have Feelings. Superman is a gritty cut on which Sand flexes his elite level wordplay over a beat from Jonwayne’s sensational instrumental release Oodles of Noodles. 

Homeboy Sandman is an MC out of Queens, NY and a signee to the acclaimed label Mello Music Group. He is coming off the release of his Aesop Rock-produced Anjelitu EP as well as being featured on Peter Rosenberg’s Real Late album. In 2020, he connected with Quelle Chris to release his critically acclaimed LP “Don’t Feed the Monster.” Showing no signs of slowing down, Sand has connected with production duo 2 Hungry Bros for their upcoming full-length album Senile Chef which is set for release on November 5th. The lead single “Sun Worship” is out now! 

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Tour Dates

Nov 11 – Ceres, CA @ Blue Horse Lounge

Nov 18 – Yuma, AZ @ Red Moon Ale House

Nov 20 – Denver, CO @ Meadowlark Bar

Homeboy Sandman Drops Powerful Verse Over Trevor Jones’ Promissory

Homeboy Sandman has just dropped “$,” a powerful new track on which he unleashes a flurry of bars over Trevor Jones’ Promissory. As with the rest of his catalog, Homeboy Sandman delivers an important message on the YouTube exclusive single. Sandman tackles capitalism and the effects of worshipping money. Sandman explains the inspiration behind the track,

“It’s about artists not focusing on their art because they feel like they have to work jobs they can’t stand. And amazing artists who make beautiful magic feeling like it somehow isn’t successful if it doesn’t translate into money. Basically the song is about all the sadness and despair that comes from people worshipping money instead of God.”

Homeboy Sandman is an MC out of Queens, NY and a signee to the acclaimed label Mello Music Group. Homeboy Sandman is coming off the release of his Aesop Rock-produced Anjuelito EP as well as being featured on Peter Rosenberg’s Real Late album. In 2020, he connected with Quelle Chris to release his critically acclaimed LP “Don’t Feed the Monster.”

Watch Homeboy Sandman’s “Off Top” Freestyle on season 7 of Top Shelf Premium: https://youtu.be/hnP_taye1z

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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

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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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