Homeboy Sandman is a musician. His genre is hip hop. An emcee that prides himself on musical growth and evolution, he has adopted as his motto and creative mission statement, “Boy Sand like you’ve never seen him before. As usual.”
Raised in Queens, New York. Academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London, and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of New York City Public School teaching thrown in there in between. 9th and 10th grades. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem. That’s where Shaft used to drink.
December 2006 he decides to cut all that miscellaneous nonsense and follow his passion. 7 releases deep and counting. Before signing to Stones Throw he’d already been chosen as a coach on MTV’s MADE, prominently featured in preeminent print hip hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs like Okayplayer and 2DopeBoyz. Since inking with the label his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the hip hop specific. Rolling Stone has noted his “skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked.” NPR has highlighted his “artful, hysterical, disobedient hip-hop that you can dance to.” Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him “one of the best pure lyricists around.”
He writes regularly for The Huffington Post too. Done some stuff for Gawker. While most of his writing is music it appears he’ll write wherever a lot of people are looking. 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 the word. Maybe he just wants attention. Attention for being himself though. He’d never get into acting or anything like that.
Anyway can’t nobody rhyme like him.
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