Thursday, July 18, 2024


Homeboy Sandman Unveils New Single “Off the Rip”

Homeboy Sandman Photo - Off the Rip (Credit: Art Morera)

Homeboy Sandman represents the most authentic artistry that Hip-Hop has to offer. Passionate, uncompromising, and extraordinarily gifted, the consensus among those familiar with his work is that his contribution to Hip-Hop is among the most profound ever made. Today (6/28/23), Homeboy Sandman shares his new single “Off the Rip.” It is the first release taken from his forthcoming Mono En Stereo-produced album Rich. 

The new single “Off the Rip” is a harmonious introspective Hip-Hop record. Behind the boards, Mono En Stereo’s production sets a serene tone on which Homeboy Sandman raps with an unwavering calmness. Providing his thoughts on the track, Homeboy Sandman states, “”Off the Rip” is the song I play in my head to rinse my brain off anytime another song that I don’t want finds its way in there.”

Angel Del Villar II, professionally known as Homeboy Sandman, has had a long-standing music career by virtue of his exceptional work ethic and dedication to the craft. He has released timeless projects with prominent record labels such as Stones Throw, Rhymesayers, and Mello Music Group garnering millions of streams worldwide and critical acclaim from a myriad of publications. Throughout this time, Homeboy Sandman’s life has been composed of many diverse stages, both good and bad, all of which is reflected in his music. These life phases have led him to the latest chapter in his career and led him to create his new album. 

Recorded over the past three years, Rich is Homeboy Sandman’s greatest project to-date, his magnum opus. The inspiration behind the album is layered in introspection and personal growth. Combating the urge to feel regret and frustration at being duped by society for so long, being surrounded by mass hypnosis and watching people he admires dedicate themselves to blind obedience, breaking an addiction to a relationship that brought the worst out of him, struggling with his identity to now realizing that he is rich. The true meaning of “rich” which he defines as, “God. Love. Freedom. Talent. Magic. Health. Truth.” He continues, “Walking with God, being free, finding oneself and finding love is what real richness is.”

Rich is fully produced by New York beatmaker Mono En Stereo, whom Homeboy Sandman has frequently collaborated with in the past and whom he considers to be his twin flame. The difference now is that Homeboy Sandman is rapping at the highest level we’ve seen thus far, which makes this collaboration truly special. “Mono and I did Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent, and I was early in my growth. I was thinking, but I was still easily duped by decoy empowerment. We did Dusty, and I was spiritually very weak, but that was necessary for me to rebound and make breakthroughs. Now the breakthroughs have been made. I can finally tap into and wield this Mono magic like never before.” Mono–known for his work with Your Old Droog, Prodigy, De La Soul, Action Bronson–delivers a masterclass in beatmaking providing a wide variety of soundscapes throughout the 11-track album.

Homeboy Sandman’s highly-anticipated new album Rich will be released on through his imprint Dirty Looks. He concludes, “​​God is great. Dirty Looks is truly underway. It’s about to be an avalanche.”

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