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J. Cole Wants, So Badly, To Be Rap’s Conscience

"Life can bring much pain," a woman tells us in the opening moments of KOD, the album that J. Cole released last Friday. She sounds…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2018 - 11:16 am

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It’s Time To Get Excited About Brockhampton

All around the world, there are groups of kids working on music. They're developing their own aesthetics, their own secret languages, working on those things…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2017 - 2:12 pm

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Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years

Gucci Mane isn't a consistently great rapper anymore. It's OK. It happens. It happens to a lot of once-dominant rappers once their unreal creative peaks…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am

More Homeboy Sandman stories

Homeboy Sandman & Edan – “#NeverUseTheInternetAgain”

The great DC-area rapper and producer Edan, whose psychedelic boom-bap made him an underground favorite in the mid-'00s, has been silent for most of this…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2018 - 2:02 pm

Stream Aesop Rock And Homeboy Sandman Triple Fat Lice EP

Lately, underground hip-hop veteran Aesop Rock has been teaming up with Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman to rap for rap's sake, first with the fun, low-stakes…
Peter Helman | August 11, 2017 - 6:04 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

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Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Rap For Rap’s Sake

Once upon a time, I couldn't stand Aesop Rock. This wasn't something I was eager to say out loud in public. I still bought his…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2016 - 12:34 pm

Download Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Free EP Lice Two: Still Buggin’

Last year, the wordy, dense, lyrically intricate East Coast underground rappers Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman teamed up for a fun, loose, playful free EP…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:51 pm

Homeboy Sandman – “Eyes” Video

Habitually slept-on Queens MC Homeboy Sandman dropped a nice body of work with Kindness For Weakness last month. Following up the blaxploitation-leaning video for "Nonbelievers,"
Collin Robinson | June 8, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Homeboy Sandman – “Nonbelievers” Video

Lanky, heady Queens MC Homeboy Sandman dropped the stellar Kindness For Weakness earlier this month. Two things you can count on from the Boy Sand…
Collin Robinson | May 24, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Homeboy Sandman – “Talking (Bleep)” Video

Tongue-twisting Queens spitter Homeboy Sandman is set to drop his latest full-length effort, Kindness For Weakness. He shared the lead single "Talking (Bleep)" about a…
Collin Robinson | April 18, 2016 - 5:53 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Look, it was a shit week. We lost Phife Dog. Then Garry Shandling. BRUSSELS, for God's sake. You cannot live through that week, look back,…
Stereogum | March 25, 2016 - 5:47 pm

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The Flatbush Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us

A quick note: I wrote this column yesterday, before Phife Dawg died. At this point, it seems ridiculous to have a column about rap and…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2016 - 11:13 am

Homeboy Sandman – “Talking (Bleep)” (Prod. Edan)

New York rapper Homeboy Sandman has always had a light touch and a self-aware streak, and he's lately been on a real tear. Last year,…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2016 - 1:50 pm

Homeboy Sandman – “Life Support” Video

Veteran NYC underground MC Homeboy Sandman has been hitting us with tongue-twisting barrages for quite some time now. His latest offering, the Lice EP with…
Collin Robinson | March 8, 2016 - 2:43 pm