Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stones Throw Presents: Homeboy Sandman - "New York Nights" (DFM Flute Loop)

Homeboy Sandman's unique sound is built upon a Boom Bap [Hip-Hop] foundation which artfully blends Rhythmic Blues & Smooth Jazz. The Queens rhymesmith, born Angel del Villar II, somehow manages to layer clever Pop Culture references, subtle industry jabs, and intelligent punchlines into his dense lyrics. Since bursting onto the music scene in 2007, Homeboy Sandman has self-released a number of well-received projects: Nourishment EP-LP (2007), There Is No Spoon, Actual Factual Pterodactyl (2008), and The Good Sun (2010). One of Sandman most note-worthy, interesting guest verses recently showed up on Kyle Rapps - "Love, Love [2]" (Air Re-dux).

Sandman quietly signed to Stones Throw back in August 2011... But no one really took much notice until earlier today - when the Indie Hip-Hop label liberated "New York Nights." The woodwind-assisted track is slated to appear on an upcoming Stones Throw/Serato record set. Homeboy Sandman is currently roped up in the studio, earnestly completing his debut Stones Throw EP; Expect it TBR released @ the top of 2012. Sandman has been on my "radar" for quite a while now... and I personally believe that he's the greatest of Stones Throw's recent batch of signees. Easily the label's most commercially accessible representative [artist] since Throwback R&B crooners, Mayer Hawthorne or Aloe Blacc.

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