Take nothing for granted.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
Take nothing for granted.
I’m just not impressed or moved by 2,000 words on how sh*tty I am as a Black person, and how I’m not doing enough to change the world.
No prisoners are taken on Homeboy Sandman's "Easy Does It.
"Stop trying to look tough / Tough doesn't have a look / Tough people know that / If you don't know that you must be shook" If Hip-Hop were a neighborhood, Homebody Sandman would be the new age OG on the stoop, kicked back with ease and a brew, shaking his head at the half-minded passerbys who try way too hard.
When "The Plot Thickens," things only become more interesting.
After dropping his extremely versatile Alone Together instrumental project last year, Detroit producer-extraordinaire Karriem Riggins drops a posse cut much different than what you're used to hearing.
No longer do we have to wait for an official follow-up to Blu & Exile's Below The Heavens.
Despite the fact I typically hate recycling press releases, the bruising details behind <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/gensu-dean">Gensu Dean's</a> "Ramesses" are so well described by Mello Music Group's promo team, I couldn't help but bite.
Just because we vouched for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/homeboy-sandman">Homeboy's</a> track record <a href="http://www.smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/03/5-artists-you-missed-at-sxsw-while-waiting-in-line-to-see-rick-ross">at SXSW</a> doesn't necessarily mean we'll be posting everything the Stones Throw recruit drops, which is the reason we skipped over the somewhat sleepy explanation for why <a href="www.soundcloud.com/stonesthrow/homeboy-sandman-cops-get-scared">"Cops Get Scared"</a> of this <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/360687-dr-issak-yankem-dds">Isaac Yankem</a> lookalike a week back.
Last year, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/lil-b-diddy-and-odd-future-take-sxsw-mainstream?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+uproxx%2Ftss+%28The+Smoking+Section%29">we told you to expect things to be different</a> at SXSW going forward, but we didn't know it would look like this.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/new-music-homeboy-sandman-72-bars-for-chosenberg"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/homeboy-sandman">Homeboy Sandman</a> joined Twitter in order to send a single tweet.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/new-music-yc-the-cynic-feat-soul-khan-von-pea-and-sene-more-and-more"> After a series of excellent leaks, unfortunate delays and a continuously building sense of anticipation, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fall-fwd">Fall FWD</a> is finally here to grace the headphones of the listening public.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/new-music-yc-the-cynic-feat-sene-mr-brown"> While still a young man, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/yc-the-cynic">YC The Cynic</a> makes Hip-Hop like he's been doing it forever.
<a href="http://homebasenyc.bandcamp.com/track/in-feat-blu-freddie-gibbs-homeboy-sandman"> A new track from any one of these guys is a cause for celebration. Two on the same cut? Absolutely amazing, and unheard of at this point in time. But Blu, Freddie Gibbs, and Homeboy Sandman all on one track? The mysterious poet from Cali, the gangster from Gary with the effortless flow and tremendous lyricism and a true rising star from the New York City underground? Damn, this is the kind of lineup I'd dream up when fantasizing about imaginary posse cuts. Three of the best up-and-coming emcees in the world today, each with their own distinctive style, coming together to flex a little skill for the listening public. After hearing this track, the sun's shining a little brighter, and the wind doesn't quite seem so cold. Off Live At The Clubhouse Vol. 1, the first release from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/homebase-nyc">Homebase NYC</a>, which is an excellent piece of work as a whole.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/homeboy-sandman-moses-rockwell-and-p-so-king-of-kings-video"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/homeboy-sandman">Homeboy Sandman</a> fills every space in a bar, like he has way too much to say to fit into the predefined structure of the song.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=157983"> With the click of a Walkman closing, Homeboy Sandman, Moses Rockwell and P SO deliver a clear message to the masses. Hearkening back to the days of the portable tape player, these New York representers have come to flash skill like they did back in '86. Tossing off verbal darts over a laid-back beat from Jah La Eer, each of these emcees make it clear there's plenty of talent living in the Big Apple today. It's a natural impulse to try to rank the verses on a posse cut like this one, but each of the trio acquits himself so nicely that it's impossible to put one over another. The video is a strong first impression from the brand-new <a href="http://www.actlivemusic.com/">ACT:LIVE</a> music label, who put this song together.
<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/theinspection.zip"> Most of the crap that passes for food for thought these days would give you an ulcer, cavities and clogged arteries if it was truly edible. Thankfully Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose bear no allegiance towards the pop charts, tarts and sickles polluting our street culture. Focusing their craft to get a closer on things has created The Inspection, a street album hosted by <a href=" http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/statik-selektah">Statik Selektah</a> and magnified by New Jerusalem declarations.
<a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/05/homeboy-sandman-on-the-enduring-importance-of-rhyme-his-jazz-influences-and-law-school.html"> Whether you're a gangster, hipster, backpacker or Rice Krispies treat, the bottom line is there needs to be some sort of passion behind that pen game. Homeboy Sandman falls into no select category. Instead, he designs his on solar system and trailblazes the galaxy as he sees fit. His new album The Good Sun looks to shine light on an oft-ignored intellectual side of things and here's one of the chief examples he has to offer. Bask in The Good Sun on <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-good-sun/id371193571">iTunes now</a>.
Is Brooklyn in the house.