After listening to Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “Twin of Myself,” Homeboy Sandman was inspired to make Apple. He explains, “It was so beautiful and it had such a beautiful pocket it took top priority in my consciousness immediately.” Homeboy Sandman’s appreciation for the song prompted him to write the lyrics in under an hour before sending it to be mixed and mastered by Darko The Super. The title comes from the final lines of the song, “Nothing left for me to tackle, but trying to regurgitate the tree of knowledge apple.” Like all of his music, Apple is about Homeboy Sandman trying to rid himself of all the nonsense that has been put into his head, making him afraid and separating him from God. The artwork for Apple was done by artist and pop-culture aficionado, Gangster Doodles.

Apple is the first release from Homeboy Sandman’s upcoming mixtape I Can’t Sell These which will be available this Summer on Bandcamp. The mixtape showcases Homeboy Sandman rapping over some of his favorite songs, film scores, & television intros; anything that he really loves and that moves him to write (but that he can’t sell because he doesn’t have the rights). Consisting of 19 tracks, the mixtape includes repurposed music from Fiona Apple, Khruangbin, J Dilla, and more.” All of the artwork surrounding the mixtape and the single releases are done by Gangster Doodles.

Homeboy Sandman is proud to announce the launch of his Patreon. Patrons will be given access into Sand’s creative processes as well as other bonus content including: rough drafts of unfinished songs, explanations of songs, behind the scenes videos, book recommendations, and more. For fans missing Homeboy Sandman’s presence on social media, Patreon is a great way to support, connect, and stay updated with all things Boy Sand.

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Artwork by Gangster Doodles