It’s been a nutty couple of weeks ‘round these parts. First a rare earthquake that affected most of the east coast, followed by what was billed as one of the most severe hurricanes this region has ever seen. Despite being in a mandatory evacuation zone, and in the face of impending doom the Loft is still standing, save for a few minor leaks and squeaks here and there. This episode of Live At The Loft is lucky number 13, and we’ve invited emcee extraordinaire Homeboy Sandman to put our pre-apocalyptic qualms to rest. On this night at least, the world is still a wonderful place…

Homeboy Sandman has toiled along NYC’s indie hip-hop scene for a few years now, and with his recent signing to progressive label, Cali-based Stones Throw Records, his name will be mentioned alongside modern day legends of the artform. Another profile series alum, Sandman makes himself at home, pacing through sincere social commentary and sprinting through madcap city tales, all with the multi-syllabic flow we’ve come to know him for. The whole thing is a feat in respiratory control, as he holds the crowd captive with barely a moment to breathe between reps. What we’re witnessing is something rare that will surely distinguish Homeboy Sandman from his hip-hop counterparts…an emcee with content to match his skills.

As the show draws to a close, it’s a familiar setting of old and new friends connecting over sips of brew and beats in the background. We hit the pavement with Mr. Sandman to share a few good words with the man of the hour. We find out why a dude who could’ve been a lawyer decided to become an emcee, his thoughts on how these recent natural disasters fit into the capitalist framework, and why it’s so important for him to put rhymes together that actually mean something. And that concludes tonight’s session, ladies and gents. We do hope you’ve enjoyed. Until next time… This is Live At The Loft…

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