Homeboy Sandman Doesn’t Need Slang To Sling Great Raps In This Video

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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.

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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).