A couple weeks back, we released Part 1 of a 3 part series entitled “FOUNDation” directed by Rel.
Enjoy Part 2 where Homeboy Sandman continues to discuss his craft and the state of radio, proclaiming that “nobody stopped listening to De La (Soul), nobody stopped listening to Tribe [Called Quest]…they got taken off the radio!” He also discusses the usage of the word “SWAG” and takes viewers to a studio in Queens to record some tracks with DJ/Engineer, Sosa.
“How could you quit law school to be a rapper?” – Homeboy Sandman
Homeboy Sandman’s debut album for Stones Throw Records “First Of A Living Breed” drops September 18th, 2012. The album features production from Jonwayne, Oddisee, Oh No, and others.
Today, enjoy a short film entitled “FOUNDation” directed by Rel. Rel spent a few days with Homeboy Sandman in NY, meeting his father Angel Del Villar, a Golden Gloves winning boxer that fought in Madison Square Garden, who then provided inspiration for Homeboy Sandman to follow his dreams. Sandman also discusses teaching high school in Queens, going to law school, and smoking weed as a way to cope and harbor his creativity, then pushing himself to become sober while maintaining his level of writing. Homeboy Sandman’s story is quite inspiring and hopefully …
San Francisco producer REL is back with his latest full-length instrumental LP, “Out of View.” As one part of hip hop beat collective Drums & Ammo, REL has taken a turn for the experimental, genre-bending sounds that XLR8R says is a, “…combo that owes more to Toro Y Moi than Dilla.” Psychedelic in nature, the musical sounds-capes find a balanced middle ground between its hard hitting drums, atmospheric tweaked samples, chunky synths, and forward-moving rhythms.
Producer, Rel and rapper, J.Billion present the free album download for MVMNT, a project that was started to help bring San Francisco/Bay Area hip hop back to the forefront. After months of dedicated hard work, MVMNT is now available for dedicated fans and newcomers worldwide. The natural chemistry between Rel’s production and J. Billion’s vocals mesh together without seeming forced and both are skilled individually in their own lane. MVMNT is testament to the burgeoning hip hop scene in San Francisco and the general Bay Area, as artists are often overlooked when highlighting up and coming talent.