Homeboy Sandman

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 NY. 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." Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around." 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.

Past Shows


Apr
16
th
2017
7th St Entry
Apr
16
th
2017
7th St Entry

Homeboy Sandman

with Latasha Alcindor
Jul
18
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
18
th
2016
Mainroom

Aesop Rock, ROB SONIC and DJ ZONE

with Homeboy Sandman and deM atlaS
Feb
4
th
2015
Mainroom
Feb
4
th
2015
Mainroom

Aesop Rock and ROB SONIC

with DJ Abilities and Homeboy Sandman
Aug
16
th
2013
7th St Entry
Aug
16
th
2013
7th St Entry

Homeboy Sandman

The Dear Hunter Tour
with Open Mike Eagle and Mega Ran
Oct
6
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
6
th
2012
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with The Reminders, DJ SOSA, Homeboy Sandman and more!
Oct
5
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
5
th
2012
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ SOSA and more!
May
6
th
2011
Fine Line
May
6
th
2011
Fine Line

CunninLynguists

with Homeboy Sandman

More Shows

Nov
8
th
7th St Entry

Palm

with Water From Your Eyes and Products
Nov
19
th
7th St Entry

Oruã and Laminate

with New Plastic Abstracts
Nov
3
rd
Turf Club

Chris Forsyth and Meg Baird

Oct
9
th
7th St Entry

Heavy Gus

with Sister Species