“Just Because” is a single from the Oakland, CA-based non-profit organization Oakstop Alliance which is working on its forthcoming Royalty Summit album in collaboration with Homeboy Sandman. The single serves as the perfect precursor as it pits producer Pat Messy alongside Homeboy Sandman and Oakland rappers Honest in 10land and Tone Oliver. Bolstered by Pat’s funky and groovy soundscape, the emcees are afforded the space to showcase their varied skill, Homeboy Sandman leads the pack with his multi-layered rhyme schemes while Honest in 10land and Tone Oliver come through with insightful and reflective lines.
Royalty Summit is the debut release from the Oakland Resident music initiative. Homeboy Sandman was planning the west coast run for his There In Spirit Tour when longtime friend and Oakstop Alliance Executive Director Damon Johnson pitched him with the concept. The 12-track album was recorded over 3 days in Oakland as a residency collaboration between Homeboy Sandman, and over 20 Oakland musical artists and professionals.
The groundbreaking compilation album Royalty Summit is due for release in December 2022.
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