Homeboy Sandman, named the first of Birthplace Magazine’s “5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck,” has released his first full release since being signed to Stones Throw Records. First of a Living Breed, the highly anticipated debut from the lyrically-complex Queens wordsmith features 14 tracks, plus a free bonus, “First of a Living Breed – OUT NOW,” essentially a songvertisement for the album itself.
“OUT NOW,” continues with what has become a bit of a tradition for Homeboy Sandman, the creation of a song to help announce the release of a project, previously utilized to announce Homeboy Sandman’s EPs Subject Matter and Chimera.
A favorite among fans as well as fellow artists in the New York City underground hip hop scene, Homeboy Sandman has been steadily growing his reputation as a towering lyricist, a verbal acrobat who gives the impression that every song written is an epic effort, with pad, pen and psyche each seeking to craft a composition as complex, clever and substantative as possible, succeeding in the past nearly perfectly with his last full length release, the critically acclaimed The Good Sun.
After setting his Stones Throw table with the aforementioned EPs, Homeboy Sandman appeared in several documentary-styled videos and previewed First of Living Breed with an impressive array of lines from the project, in a two-part video album snippet (watch below). This focus on his barrage of bars, along with what sounds like production right up his alley, should further strengthen Homeboy Sandman’s notoriety as a viciously clever and charismatic character continuing to climb from Queens to..
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