Homeboy Sandman Releases ‘Then We Broke Up’ Visual

Homeboy Sandman - Then We Broke Up Video

Homeboy Sandman joins us with his new video.

Prolific rapper Homeboy Sandman is back with new visuals from his latest album Rich. Today, the skilled wordsmith shares the Art Morera directed music video for “Then We Broke Up.” Homeboy Sandman’s new album Rich, produced entirely by Mono En Stereo, has garnered critical acclaim from Pitchfork, HipHopDX, Vibe Magazine, KEXP and more. The NYC native will be performing in Brooklyn at Ivy House Studio on September 8th as part of BK Wildlife Summer Festival, tickets available here.

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.

Yoel Molina Law

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