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Homeboy Sandman explains himself in video doc

Homeboy Sandman is a bit of an enigma. Many acts, even the more creative ones out there right now, have a style or two that is grounded in another style well-acquainted by their audience. For these folks, if you throw a steady stream of well-crafted videos and single releases, that should get a following.

August 16, 2012

Homeboy Sandman is a bit of an enigma. Many acts, even the more creative ones out there right now, have a style or two that is grounded in another style well-acquainted by their audience. For these folks, if you throw a steady stream of well-crafted videos and single releases, that should get a following. Sandman’s always shifting meter, dense metaphors, repetitious alliteration and abstract imagery is not easy to get into, because there’s nothing else quite like it in the present. Probably for that reason is why this documentary featurette, Foundation, was produced by his record label Stones Throw. In the video, he explains what he was doing as a schoolteacher and law school student, what inspires him to follow his path, and what took him so long to get serious into emceeing.

Those of you in San Fran and the Bay Area will have your chance to check out Homeboy Sandman in October when he shows up on the support bill for Brother Ali’s show at the Fillmore on October 10. Tickets are available for that show now.

posted: August 16th, 2012, 2:09am



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