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Homeboy Sandman – Illuminati (Video)

Homeboy Sandman – Illuminati (Video)

by Manny FacesNovember 27, 2012

Homeboy Sandman, the inaugural honoree of our “5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck” series, continues to prove why, blazing a now Stones Throw-backed trail of progressive, thought-provoking, rhythmic American poetry, currently culminating in the J57-produced “Illuminati,” brought to visual life by Bunny Bread for Code Emphasis Media.

The video smoothly and starkly matches the sonic backdrop, which in turn, matches the calm eloquence of Homeboy Sandman’s delivery, a soft-spoken tirade against much of what’s wrong with our world. While the hip hop world at large has become enthralled at the prospect of an Illuminati-run rap game as the catalyst for the ascension of some to the pinnacles of entertainment success, Homeboy Sandman reminds listeners that any secret (or not-so-secret) society that decides who should be on top, also controls who stays on the bottom. A message certainly more important for young rap audiences to receive, and one than few rappers, mainstream or otherwise, could get across in as effective a manner as the hypnotically convincing and lyrically astute Homeboy Sandman.

Watch the video for Homeboy Sandman’s “Illuminati” below, and more importantly, purchase his latest project First of a Living Breed, especially if you have ever uttered words to the effect of “hip hop sucks these days,” or “there’s no more rap with a message.”

Homeboy Sandman is one of the best examples of why we don’t believe you.



About The Author
Manny Faces
Manny Faces is renowned among the industry and to the public as a producer, remixer, DJ, radio personality and an award-winning, new media journalism professional. Through MP3, vinyl and CD releases, his remixed versions of popular songs have appeared on radio, mixtapes and in clubs throughout the world while his latest endeavors, Birthplace Magazine and weekly online radio program, The NY Hip Hop Report, are being recognized as the premier information sources for New York area hip hop.