Homeboy Sandman – “Lookout” (Feat. Quelle Chris & Your Old Droog)

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Homeboy-SandmanIt’s always fun to hear unexpected new rapper team-ups. It’s especially fun when they’re team-ups you wouldn’t have expected, and especially especially fun when those team-ups turn out to make perfect sense. That’s the case with “Lookout,” the new track from Queens underground rap veteran Homeboy Sandman. More »

Homeboy Sandman – “Far Out”

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Homeboy Sandman - DustyQueens rapper Homeboy Sandman has spent years refining his grizzled, deadpan delivery, developing into one of the foremost wisecrack-slingers in the underground. Last year his bars were backed by Edan’s psychedelic boom-bap on the collaborative LP Humble Pi. He’s back this fall with yet another LP, a new solo endeavor titled Dusty. More »

Denzel Curry Is Already A Florida Rap Legend

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Denzel-Curry“Home” is a complicated concept for just about anyone. For Denzel Curry, it has to be an absolute mental labyrinth. Curry is a native of Carol City, a neighborhood in Miami Gardens. He’s also a former member of Raider Klan, the local early-’10s rap crew that went on to have a seismic effect on American … More »

Homeboy Sandman – “West Coast” (Prod. Aesop Rock)

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West CoastBack in 2015, the wordy East Coast rappers Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman teamed up for an EP called Lice. A year later, they followed it up with Lice Two: Still Buggin’, and then Triple Fat Lice. And now, to celebrate Homeboy Sandman’s new multi-album deal with Mello Music … More »

Breaks With Tradition: “When The Levee Breaks”

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Led-ZeppelinFifty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, and — well, it’s Led Zeppelin, you know the deal. Revolutionized hard rock, brought it into the arenas, reinvented ’60s psychedelia as ’70s heavy metal, so on, so forth. I figure most of us have opinions on the Zep and what it means … More »

Homeboy Sandman & Edan – “The Gut” Video

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Homeboy Sandman & EdanThe brainy, hardscrabble NYC rap traditionalist Homeboy Sandman and the psychedelic boom-bap producer Edan have a very good collaborative album called Humble Pi on the way. We spoke to them about it last month, and we’ve shared videos for excellent singles “Grim Seasons” and “#NeverUseTheInternetAgain.” Today they’re sharing another … More »

Homeboy Sandman & Edan – “#NeverUseTheInternetAgain” Video

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Edan & Homeboy SandmanWhen Homeboy Sandman and Edan initially released “#NeverUseTheInternetAgain” back in April, it slipped past me, but after hearing “Grim Seasons” and spending some time with the duo’s collaborative album Humble Pi, I’ve been eager for an opportunity to sing the praises of that first single they dropped. And now … More »

The Internet May Not Be Good But Homeboy Sandman & Edan’s Album Is

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Homeboy Sandman & Edan - Humble PiHomeboy Sandman raps; he does not dance. So he was surprised when he found himself with his girlfriend doing the thing he doesn’t do at a party at Queens’ Rockaway Beach. His collaborator Edan was DJing and put on William DeVaughn’s “Be Thankful For What You Got.” Sandman immediately started moving. “I thought … More »

YG Doesn’t Even Have To Try Hard Anymore

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YGHas any rapper this decade outperformed expectations as thoroughly as YG? For years, YG prowled the Los Angeles G-rap underground, cranking out mixtapes and releasing exactly one hit, the just-OK 2009 track “Toot It And Boot It.” But eventually, YG teamed up with DJ Mustard, whose clipped and propulsive sound was coming to dominate West … More »

Homeboy Sandman & Edan – “Grim Seasons” Video

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Edan & Homeboy SandmanHere’s an intuitive MC/producer pairing: The grimy, intellectual New York rapper Homeboy Sandman plus the psychedelic boom-bap experimentalist Edan. They linked up on Homeboy’s great “Talking (Bleep)” two years back, and earlier this year they reunited for the genuine banger “#NeverUseTheInternetAgain.” Today they confirmed they’re releasing a whole album together with the perfectly … More »