Homeboy Sandman | Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent

Homeboy Sandman | Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent


NEW from Stones Throw Records 8-track record, homage to Kool Herc and the birth of hip-hop. Digital out now, vinyl ships in May.

Homeboy Sandman presents us with Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent, an 8-track release produced entirely by El RTNC (formerly knows as Rthentic – Mos Def / De La Soul). The record is an unapologetic homage to old school hip-hop in its barebones production, lyrical themes, cover art and even the title. With the blessing of DJ Kool Herc, one of the originators of hip-hop, Sandman pays respect to the pioneering DJ by proudly naming the release in his honor.

Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent, from a production standpoint, embodies hip hop’s genesis. Filled with heavy sampling and classic beats, but also has loads of classic rock and world music samples laced into the tracks.

This is the first in a series of records with Homeboy Sandman to be released by Stones Throw through 2013 – each with a distinctive theme, with the MC working with a single producer.

Vinyl with day-glo orange cover. Sleeve art by Tyke Witness / Jeff Jank.

BONUS TRACK: “KOOL HERC FERTILE CRESCENT OUT NOW” the latest in Homeboy Sandman’s tradition of creating an all-new exclusive track to celebrate the release of each new record.


Download MP3 | Homeboy Sandman “Dag, Philly Too”