Homeboy Sandman Doesn’t Need Slang To Sling Great Raps In This Video
On March 31, Homeboy Sandman released Veins. That LP boasts beats by 88-Keys, Kev Brown, Audible Doctor, and others. Now a mainstay at Stones Throw Records, the Queens, New York MC dropped the visual to album highlight “Bamboo.” The RTNC-laced track (De La Soul, Yasiin Bey, Action Bronson) lends itself to BoySand’s nimble rhymes: “Most slept on, but I’ll fluff your pillow for a half a mil’ / I might just pick a weeping willow or a daffodil / But wait, I need to take a pill to chill / And I never say ‘lit’ or ‘swag’ or ‘trill’ / Not the type to drop a body in a landfill / More the type you might find partying to Johnny Gill / When I was two months old my uncle taught me how to grill / Then nicknamed me ‘The Carpenter’ ’cause I knew how to build / First so was the Legos then it was with Play-Doh / People said that’s dangerous in the cradle, really what do they know? / The boner made of caramel part sweet potato / Owner of the parallel parked Winnebago.”
He knows he’s slept-on, but he’s not somber. Instead, the MC is animated like this mixed media stroll through the New York City that he calls home.
The video is directed by Schlonglord, with cinematography by Robert Adam Mayer, aka “Photo Rob.” Earlier this week, Stones Throw dropped the visual for “Scared Money” by NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge).