Homeboy Sandman is a musician. His genre is hip-hop. An emcee that prides himself on musical growth and evolution.
Raised in Queens NY. With academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of NYC 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. His first album came the following year.
Before signing to Stones Throw he’d already been chosen as a coach on MTV’s MADE, featured in preeminent print hip-hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs. And since the signing, 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.” His fourth release First of a Living Breed secured Homeboy a place on SPIN Magazine’s Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012.
He writes regularly for The Huffington Post, some 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.
Don’t miss out on this lyrical heavyweight when he lands in Sydney for his anticipated debut performance.
Jan 31 2014: Homeboy Sandman, Melbourne, Australia
Feb 01 2014: Homeboy Sandman, Sydney, Australia
Tickets on sale now here.