Veteran Queens borough rapper Homeboy Sandman recently put out his mixtape, I Can’t Sell These which sees him collaborating with visual artist & author Gangster Doodles for 4 incredibly unique artwork installations. He now returns with the visual for the song “Omnipresent,” where he rhymes over Venezuluan electronic composer Angel Rada‘s “Basheeba”. The eclectic production completely strays from hip-hop allowing Homeboy Sandman to explore, in his usual fashion, new pockets of rhyming. From slow to fast cadences, reflective gems to bravado, Sandman delivers the goods with his impressive layered schemes and wit while reminding us that he is everywhere.
The video merges videos from different individuals from around the globe, from Zambia, Venezuela, Chile, Sweden, Ukraine, etc who all join Sandman to accentuate the spirit of being omnipresent.
I Can’t Sell These is a 20 track mixtape that sees him apping over some of his favorite songs, film scores, & television intros; anything that he really loves and that moves him to write (but that he can’t sell because he doesn’t have the rights). On the first single Apple, we saw the technically gifted rapper deliver bars on Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Twin of Myself. Then, Homeboy Sandman unveiled Boy Sand is Free, a spectacular performance on British collective Sault’s Free. Consisting of 20 tracks, the mixtape includes repurposed music from Fiona Apple, Pete Rock, Khruangbin, J Dilla, and more. All of the artwork surrounding the mixtape and the single releases are done by artist and pop-culture aficionado, Gangster Doodles.
Homeboy Sandman recently announced the launch of his Patreon. Patrons will be given access to Sand’s creative processes as well as other bonus content including rough drafts of unfinished songs, explanations of songs, behind-the-scenes videos, book recommendations, and more. For fans missing Homeboy Sandman’s presence on social media, Patreon is a great way to support, connect, and stay updated with all things Boy Sand. Subscribe to Patreon here.
Mixed and mastered by Darko The Super, I Can’t Sell These is out now! Homeboy Sandman will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Deca this August.
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