Homeboy Sandman-Kindness For Weakness (2016)

My Rating: 86% (B++)

Pitchfork Rating: 67%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 77%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Heart Sings
  2. Eyes
  3. Real New York (feat. I Am Many)
  4. Seam by Seam (feat. Until The Ribbon Breaks)
  5. It’s Cold (feat. Steve Arrington)
  6. Talking (Bleep)
  7. Gumshoe
  8. Keep it Real (feat. Mystro)
  9. Earth, Wind, Fire (feat. yU, Tah Phrum Duh Bush & Shad)
  10. Funhouse
  11. Sly Fox
  12. God
  13. Nonbelievers
  14. Speak Truth (feat. Kurious, Breeze Brewin & Aesop Rock)

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking for some great hip-hop similar to Aesop Rock’s style.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Yeah, it’s not great, but it’s not awful either.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yes!

Final Thoughts:

I first heard of Homeboy Sandman through his song Not Really, I played it a lot and was impressed by his really laid back flow. I then saw him live with Aesop Rock and loved his show. Kindness For Weakness is a surprisingly solid album, I usually find with rappers like Homeboy their albums can be really hit and miss from track to track, I kind of expected to pick and choose with this album, but I ended up really finding myself invested in the album as a whole. From his well known slow style, to really fast rapping, to catchy courses, Kindness For Weakness may just be the perfect spot to start when investigating the Sandman.

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