Don't Feed The Monster

Homeboy Sandman - Don't Feed The Monster
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October 16, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mello Music Group / Label
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Don't Feed The Monster is the tenth studio album by Queens, New York emcee Homeboy Sandman - his second one on the Mello Music Group label, following the short but sweet Dusty LP (2019). Homeboy Sandman is a well-respected underground emcee, who has been building an impressive body of work ever since he debuted with his Nourishment EP in 2007. His conversational style of rapping is an acquired taste - Homeboy Sandman firmly belongs to a left-field corner of Hip Hop, the same niche ... read more
You see, most of the time you'll hear rap about some ridiculously lavishly lifestyle 99% of people will never experience, but not this, this is some raps about what me and you are going through in a dope way with dope beats
Also, Quelle Chris has entered the running for best producer, these beats are craaazzzyy, and I love Sandman's rap style and voice
My first Homeboy Sandman project I've listened to, I was drawn in by the exclusive Quelle Chris production credits, which lived up to the hype.

This is a solid project, some great songs on here like Trauma, Extinction, Don't Look Down. But man I gotta say, and I hate that the main point of my review is a negative one, but does this man have one flow? I found his flow to be very predictable to the point I felt like I was finishing the lyrics in my head before they were uttered. Still though, a ... read more
Look I get that there’s a lot of tough subject matter being dealt with this project, and I admire the detail that he goes into, but the music itself feels so dry and lifeless. His flow feels sterile and undercooked, the instrumental choices feel cliched, and overall it just lacks anything really interesting to me. By no means I think this isn’t worth listening to, but personally I don’t care for this.

Standout: uhhh… i guess Hello Dancer?
Favs: -
Least fav: Extinction
I figured a Homeby Sandman album produced by Quelle Chris would be more serious, but brilliantly, imaginatively written; but my god, I did not expect the opening track to be him coming out for the first time about his past of being sexually assaulted. Kind of unprecedented.
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Track List

  1. Trauma
  2. Extinction
  3. Stress
  4. Hello Dancer (feat. Quelle Chris)
  5. Waiting on My Girl
  6. Shorty Heights
  7. Scare You
  8. Don't Look Down
  9. Monument
  10. Triple Warmer
  11. Biters
  12. Alone Again
  13. Walk by Faith
  14. Gestation
  15. Straight
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Added on: September 8, 2020