Raised in Queens, NY, Homeboy Sandman has been places. He had academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island (one semester short on two different graduate degrees). A couple of years of teaching (9th and 10th grades) in the New York City Public School system. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem, where Shaft used to drink. In December 2006, he decided to cut all that miscellaneous nonsense and follow his passion. Seven releases deep and counting. Before signing to Stones Throw he'd already been chosen as a coach on MTV's "Made," prominently featured in preeminent print hip hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs such as Okayplayer and 2DopeBoyz. Since inking with the label, his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the hip-hop-specific. Rolling Stone has noted his "skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked." NPR has highlighted his "artful, hysterical, disobedient hip-hop that you can dance to." Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around." He writes regularly for The Huffington Post, too, and did some stuff for Gawker as well.
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