Stussy KL Presents Homeboy Sandman (US/Stones Throw)
Homeboy Sandman is an emcee signed to Stones Throw Records. Someone who prides himself on musical growth and evolution, he was raised in Queens NY, had academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island and bartended at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem, which is where Shaft used to drink.
In December 2006 he decided to focus on his musical passion. His first album came the following year once he'd already been chosen as a coach on MTV's MADE, featured in preeminent print hip-hop mags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs.
Since signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011 – by way of Jonwayne – Homeboy Sandman has released a string of records on the imprint such as his “Subject: Matter EP,” “Chimera EP,” and full-length, “First of a Living Breed.” 2014 saw the release of “White Sands,” a collaborative project with the UK’s Paul White, and “Hallways,” an LP featuring production from Jonwayne, Knxwledge, J57, DJ Spinna and Oh No.
Since, his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the hip hop specific and Rolling Stone has noted his "skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked." NPR, meanwhile, has highlighted his "artful, hysterical, disobedient hip-hop that you can dance to" and Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around." Homeboy Sandman has written for The Huffington Post and Gawker and if he had an opportunity to give a speech at a huge rally he'd take that too, so more than anything else he just wants to spread his own message to the world.