Homeboy Sandman ‎– Subject: Matter

Stones Throw Records ‎– STH2283
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 The Miracle
Producer – rthentic RTNC*
A2 Mine All Mine
Producer – 2 Hungry Bros*
A3 Unforgettable
Featuring – TreZure EmpireProducer – Jonwayne
B1 Sweet Emotion (Orchard Beach)
Featuring – Andrew Thomas ReidProducer – 2 Hungry Bros*
B2 Canned Goods
Producer – The Audible Doctor
B3 Soap
Producer – Ben Grymm


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January 17, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Homeboy Sandman might be crazy. He might be a genius. Either way, he's definitely doing something right. Since I posted his last album The Good Sun, he has has been picked up by Stone's Throw Records, joining the likes of J-Dilla, Madlib, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Guilty Simpson, and Aloe Blacc on one of Hip-Hop's most respected record labels. My favorite thing about Homeboy Sandman is the way he pauses. While other rappers blather on endlessly, Homeboy frequently throws a beat or two of rest in between his bars, graciously allowing us to digest what he's saying. His slow, calm delivery adds another level of clarity to his message. Reminds me of an Aesop Rock on Ritalin.

The album claims to explore subject matter previously unexplored by hip-hop...yeah, not so sure about that. I mean the album is good, don't get me wrong, but it's not revolutionary or groundbreaking by any means. The simple fact that he claims to be exploring the unexplored is a turn off for me...as my 6th grade English teacher used to say: "Show not tell." Still, definitely a step in the right direction for Homeboy Sandman. He is en pointe with witty rhymes and keen insights, and the production behind the album is amazing.