Homeboy Sandman is New York City’s premier talent based hip hop musician. Mainstream. Underground. Period.
His last release ”The Good Sun,” reached #1 on CMJ’s national music chart, and appeared on countless 2010 year end lists, (including HipHopDX’s Top 25, #2 on Real Late’s Top 30 on Hot 97.1 FM, and #1 on Billy Jam’s Top 50 on Amoeba.com) . He has a video (”The Carpenter”) in rotation on MTV and has been prominently featured in internationally recognized hip hop publications such as XXL and The Source, as well by non genre-specific press outlets such as FADER and The LA Times.
On the heels of starring in an episode of MTV MADE (which documented him training a San Diego teen in the artform of hip hop), he has been handpicked by celebrated UK tastemaker Gilles Peterson (of BBC1) to perform at 2011’s World Wide Awards, and is indeed on the cusp of going global. Prioritizing quality content, live shows, and fan building ahead of hype, he is the blueprint for the self-sustaining, landscape shifting, indie artist in the young millenium.
“First of a Living Breed”, his first full-length release on Stones Throw, only solidifies Homeboy’s reputation in New York’s grassroots hip-hop world as a rapper with a penchant for weaving witticism into even his most serious messages. In fact, Rolling Stone, who recently branded him an “artist to watch,” praised him as being an MC with a “skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked.”