Stones Throw are quickly becoming the label to go to for decent independent hip-hop. Their newest release comes from Homeboy Sandman who has been highly praised ever since he dropped his first LP ‘First of a Living Breed’ in 2012. This new album is just going to send him even higher up in the rap game. The Queens native just released ‘Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent’ an 8-track album produced entirely by El RTNC (aka Rthentic). It is a direct homage to the pioneering DJ Kool Herc, who essentially started hip-hop with his South Bronx block parties in the 70s.
First single from the project is ‘Peace & Love’ a track that shows off Homeboy’s unique delivery and impressive lyrical skills that flow throughout the album which is filled with 60s and 70s samples – a fresh take on that classic sound. This is one rapper to watch right now: