Friday, Aug 9
The moment a Homeboy Sandman record hits the turntable, heads inevitably start bobbing. The Stones Throw Records emcee has a relentless flow that grooves along to an indefinable rhythm, occasionally allowing some bits of Spanish to bleed in through his sharp lyrics on songs like “The Carpenter.” “I’m runnin’ out of time, not runnin’ out of breath,” the lyricist raps in his truly unstoppable form on that aforementioned track. Pitchfork dubbed him “one of the best pure lyricists around” for his politically and socially charged words and NPR has praised his disobedient brand of hip hop. The 32 year-old Queens, New York hip hop artist has been rising since his 2007 debut album Nourishment (Seecond Helpings),reaching one of what could be many peaks with his 2012 record First of a Living Breed. He’s not just a writer of rap lyrics though, he’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has also written for Gawker as well. Deep Thinka Records presents Homeboy Sandman at Duke’s this Friday (Aug 9) with support from Open Mike Eagle, Mega Ran, Radarada, and DJs Lopro and Bearskinrug. Don’t miss out.
– cory perla
10pm Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St. (240-9359 / dukesbohemiangrovebar.com) $7
Below: “The Carpenter” by Homeboy Sandman