Prolific emcee Homeboy Sandman shares the music video for “Satellite,” off his upcoming album Still Champion. The Queens native walks thirty miles across four boroughs in a day to deliver astonishing visuals for the laidback boombap anthem. Homeboy Sandman’s Deca-produced album “Still Champion” is due for release November 11th on Mello Music Group. Pre-order Still Champion: https://orcd.co/stillchampion.
Watch the “Satellite” music video here: https://youtu.be/avVvS_i0y6Y
“Satellite” showcases Homeboy Sandman’s growth as an artist as he creates a fresh and new interpolation to his 2014 song Stroll. Similarly to the Stroll video, “Satellite” sees the Queens-bred wordsmith walking throughout the boroughs of New York City but with a more seasoned perspective. He explains, “I love it but I felt I could improve upon it. I felt I could write a song that had way more depth and way more commentary and insight rather than just things I see when I walk around. “Satellite” is my definitive environment record but it’s not only what I see, it’s what I see means.”
In 2021, Homeboy Sandman and Deca connected for what was at the time just a standalone single, All Because of You (Infatuated Duke). In addition to receiving praise from FLOOD Magazine, Earmilk, and Central Sauce, the song had fans clamoring for a full project. Homeboy Sandman states, “When we did “All Because of You,” more so than any song I’ve ever done, people were like “do you plan to do a whole project with this producer? You have to do an entire project with this producer.”” In February 2022, the recording process began for what would later become the 10-track album, “Still Champion.”
Although Homeboy Sandman has been a highly-revered rapper and delivered timeless projects for over a decade, his skill as a lyricist is currently at an all time high. Feeling better than ever both in health (a product of his plant-based diet) and in spirit, the Rap veteran is creating his best music to-date. Similar to his There In Spirit EP, self-actualization, individuality, triumph, and God are the driving forces behind his new album “Still Champion.” Explaining the title, Homeboy Sandman says:
“I’ve been through a lot. After a wild bout in which the champion finds a way to make it out victorious they’ll announce “and STILL CHAMPION!!” But even more than that, this record is about God. God is STILL CHAMPION, despite rumors people may have heard. Money is not champion. Fame is not champion. Popular opinion is not champion. God is STILL CHAMPION. But most of all, I am champion because I am still. In the midst of all the madness, all the anxiety, all the panic, I remain calm. I remain still. I am the STILL CHAMPION.”
Homeboy Sandman’s output has been nothing short of spectacular in 2022. The Elmhurst Queens native kicked off the year with Illingsworth-produced There In Spirit EP, a 7-track masterclass in top-notch production and elite-level lyricism. This summer, he shared his I Can’t Sell Thesemixtape which received an A grade in Dean of American Rock Critics Robert Christgau’s consumer guide. Homeboy Sandman later dropped the Deluxe Edition for his Anjelitu project, which received critical acclaim from Bandcamp, Stereogum, OkayPlayer, PopMatters, and more.