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Homeboy Sandman’s Girlfriend Plays No Games in ‘Nonbelievers’ Video

Imagine taking Pam Grier in her ass-kicking prime out on a date. That's essentially the concept at the center of the video for Homeboy Sandman's "Nonbelievers,"
Brian Josephs / May 24, 2016

Gimme Some Truth: Life Studies With Homeboy Sandman

On a Thursday afternoon in April, Homeboy Sandman and I are circling the city of New York. We’re at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows…
Andrew Unterberger / May 6, 2016

Review: Homeboy Sandman Is the Last Backpacker Standing on ‘Kindness for Weakness’

Kindness for Weakness probably isn't the best Homeboy Sandman album, though it may be. One of the many things we can hope to remind ourselves in…
Dan Weiss / May 2, 2016

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman Eat a Whole Food Web

We're inundated with so much music now that, more and more, great collections of songs go unnoticed — especially when music critics go into hyperdrive during…
SPIN Staff / January 8, 2016

Homeboy Sandman on Clippers Controversy: ‘Black People Are Cowards’

Stones Throw-signed MC Homeboy Sandman has weighed in on the current Clippers controversy in a big way. The New York rapper and culture critic took aim…
Chris Martins / April 28, 2014

Homeboy Sandman, ‘Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent’ (Stones Throw)

Last month, Hot 97 morning-show host, notoriously aggressive "real hip-hop" defender, and professional Nicki Minaj antagonizer Peter Rosenberg released the pointedly titled free mixtape New…
Brandon Soderberg / May 15, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: De La Soul Get Cranky Gracefully

De La Soul "Get Away (feat. the Spirit of the Wu)"De La Soul's brand new, totally oldhead track, "Get Away," samples the Wu Tang Forever…
Brandon Soderberg / April 25, 2013

Preview Homeboy Sandman’s Golden Age Tribute ‘Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent’

Queens-raised MC Homeboy Sandman is a prolific and prodigiously talented wordsmith who scored one of SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 — with an EP,…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Hear Peter Rosenberg’s ‘New York Renaissance’ Mixtape, a Snapshot of a Scene in Flux

Forget your freshmen lists and cool it with the hottest MCs (well, unless you're looking at SPIN's picks) — Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg has dropped…
Chris Martins / April 5, 2013

Homeboy Sandman’s Mellow Single ‘The Plot Thickens’ Will Melt Your Mind

Homeboy Sandman was among last year's most unfortunately overlooked. The East Coast-bred Stones Throw signee released a slate of songs last year — via the Chimera EP…
Chris Martins / March 5, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Lil Wayne Ain’t Crazy, He Just Thinks Our Justice System Is Nuts

That video of Lil Wayne's deposition getting lots of LOLs isn't evidence that he's lost his marbles. It's proof of the American legal system's absurdity,…
Brandon Soderberg / September 29, 2012

Rap’s Most Slept-On Releases of 2012’s Second Quarter

There is an Internet niche for everything, so who even knows what "slept-on" means anymore. Here, my definition here leans towards those releases during the…
Brandon Soderberg / July 5, 2012

Rap’s Best of 2012, So Far

January and February were light on event records. Rick Ross' overrated Rich Forever seemed to demand we take it seriously simply because it's stuffed with…
Brandon Soderberg / February 28, 2012

First Spin: Get Stones Throw Rhymer Homeboy Sandman’s ‘The Miracle’

Demented New York rhymetwister Homeboy Sandman is the latest signing to the Stones Throw roster, an perfectly slow-flowing East Coast version of their woozy, blunted,…
christopherschultz / January 23, 2012