Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Homeboy Sandman - Hallways (Stones Throw, 2014)

Hip hop is alive. well and more interesting than ever. For real. Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman dropped this album nine months ago and I'm just now getting around to recommending it. Shame on me.

With difficult, educated, and challenging rhymes, he embodies a sort of verbal psychedelia that is few and far between in the rap world these days. His sense of reflection and light hearted-ness is both honest and refreshing. Intelligent, savvy and hip, both the lyrics and production make fun of you, me and him. The joke's on us all.

"I'm a vegan but they never stop callin' me big cheese."