Interview: Homeboy Sandman

Homeboy Sandman (Photo:Raul Buitrago)

Don’t call Homeboy Sandman slept on, call him super prolific — so fast, heads have trouble keeping up; the Queens, NY MC is delivering Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent hot on the heels of 2012′sFirst of a Living Breed. The “Fertile Crescent” that Sandman’s latest effort refers to is the lush crescent-shaped “cradle of civilization” geographic territory of Western Asia/northeast Africa. Working with producer El RTNC on the entire effort, Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent is both a “big-up” homage to the influential DJ and also a statement that he went back to the hip-hop roots to cultivate a respectful, diverse and intellectually minded effort. Fertile Crescent sees Sandman add another project to his growing library — one worth repeated spins.

My interview with the prolific Homeboy Sandman over at Exclaim!


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