Kindness For Weakness (LP) [Explicit]


Homeboy Sandman

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Amoeba Review

12/19/2016

In 2016 innovative, prolific Queens, NY wordsmith Homeboy Sandman continued to craft more of his thought-provoking intricate rhymes. This he did via both the numerous cameos on other artists' releases (inc. Gensu Dean and Sammus) as well as on his own latest Stones Throw release, Kindness For Weakness, on which he enlisted an impressive roster of producers (inc. Edan, RJD2 and 2 Hungry Bros) who each compliment his unique flow that demands repeated listens and never gets old. - BillyJam, Hollywood


With his third album on Stones Throw, Homeboy Sandman makes b-boy needle scratches, ancient funky rhythms, loops and drum breaks feel wackier and more fun than what a major label artist can do with a dozen producers and a million-dollar studio. Kindness for Weakness is a direct reference to his mantra "mistaking kindness for weakness is a weakness I need to have more kindness for" and just gives you an idea of the personal depth of his album. Directly addressing the stereotypes expected from MCs, societal insecurities, religion and injustices in the world, Homeboy Sandman is particularly scathing in a 2016 in which everything around you feels like it's crumbling. While tracks like "God" and "Eyes" are darker and more direct about his politics and emotions, the real album highlight might be the single "Talking (Bleep)" with it's '50s sci-fi beat and a classic flow that just cuts so cleanly, jumping from topic to topic so that it barely giving you enough time to breathe. Culling from the elite team of Stones Throw producers like Jonwayne, RJD2 and Edan, the album drips with library-sound weirdness and mysterious P-funk that sounds like it was delivered straight from outer space to be blasted directly into your ears.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Heart Sings
Homeboy Sandman 02:46
2.
Eyes
Homeboy Sandman 03:54
3.
Real New York
Homeboy Sandman , I Am Many 02:22
4.
Seam By Seam
Homeboy Sandman , Until The Ribbon Breaks 03:31
5.
It's Cold
Homeboy Sandman , Steve Arrington 03:50
6.
Talking (Bleep)
Homeboy Sandman 03:11
7.
Gumshoe
Homeboy Sandman 01:59


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Keep It Real
Homeboy Sandman , Mystro 02:37
2.
Earth, Wind, Fire
Homeboy Sandman , yU , Tah Phrum Duh Bush , Shad 03:02
3.
Funhouse
Homeboy Sandman 00:22
4.
Sly Fox
Homeboy Sandman 02:00
5.
God
Homeboy Sandman 03:47
6.
Nonbelievers
Homeboy Sandman 02:05
7.
Speak Truth
Homeboy Sandman , Kurious , Breeze Brewin , Aesop Rock 03:44

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