Release Date: May 14, 2013
Record label: Stones Throw
Homeboy Sandman has long established himself as a forward thinking emcee. His uniquely off-kilter voice and delivery often yields an inspiringly experimental set of flows and cadences. And despite the fact that he has long grown into his own, his relentless progress and enthusiasm as an artist is consistently on full-display. Last year, after signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011, the Queens rapper released three full-fledged projects, two EP’s and the LP First Of A Living Breed.
Don't call Homeboy Sandman slept on, call him super-prolific; he's so fast heads have trouble keeping up. The Queen, NY MC delivers Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent, which arrives hot on the heels of 2012's First of a Living Breed. Familiarity does not breed contempt in this case — by making this EP reverent to the god-level DJ, who parlayed a '70s era South Bronx sound into the template for contemporary hip-hop, Homeboy Sandman uses the eight tracks wisely.