Kickstand Productions Presents
Latasha Alcindor, Lamon Manuel, Deem
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Homeboy Sandman is a musician. His genre is hip hop. An emcee that prides himself on musical growth and evolution, he has adopted as his motto and creative mission statement, "Boy Sand like you've never seen him before. As usual."
Raised in Queens, New York. Academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London, and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of New York City Public School teaching thrown in there in between. 9th and 10th grades. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem. That's where Shaft used to drink.
December 2006 he decides to cut all that miscellaneous nonsense and follow his passion. 7 releases deep and counting. Before signing to Stones Throw he'd already been chosen as a coach on MTV's MADE, prominently featured in preeminent print hip hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs like Okayplayer and 2DopeBoyz. Since inking with the label his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the hip hop specific. Rolling Stone has noted his "skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked." NPR has highlighted his "artful, hysterical, disobedient hip-hop that you can dance to." Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around."
He writes regularly for The Huffington Post too. Done some stuff for Gawker. While most of his writing is music it appears he'll write wherever a lot of people are looking. If he had an opportunity to give a speech at a huge rally he'd take that too, so more than anything else he just wants to spread the word. Maybe he just wants attention. Attention for being himself though. He'd never get into acting or anything like that.
Anyway can't nobody rhyme like him.
Spiritual. Expressive. Experimental. Raw. L.atasha A.lcindor , also known as L.A. is the essence of artistic energy in word and rhyme. Coming from Flatbush, Brooklyn, the young trailblazer utilizes her many talents ranging from poetry and dance to give her bites and story to hip hop. Starting out as a spoken word artist, the now emcee takes upon her shoulders the ancestry of wordplay and the devotion to tradition and spins circles around the current phases of music in hopes that her art may change the paradigm of time. In the last two and a half years of her blossoming career as an emcee, L.atasha A.lcindor has opened for various acts including Ghostface Killah, Big Sean and Nipsey Hussle, rocked at festivals including SXSW, Toronto's Manifesto, BK Hip Hop Festival, and SUNY's Culture Shock, and shined in Jay-Z's That's Rocawear" Campaign, MTV's "Sucker Free Sunday", MTV.com's "Get in the Game" and FuseTV's "Dollar Van Demos". She also has headlined a variety of shows from New York City to Toronto. With a perpetual growth, style and need for something new, A.lcindor has many familiarities to some of music greats including Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, KRS-One, M.I.A, Kanye West and Biggie. However, not one for comparison, L.atasha A.lcindor leads her future with the idea of "being yourself will take you where you need to be." Currently, L.atasha A.lcindor is working on several artistic projects from LPs,a film, a play and a tour but her focus is geared on creating her story, in hopes that it will inspire others around the hemispheres. L.atasha A.lcindor is excited to be a forefront in the balance of music for the generations to come.
63rd and Morgan boy
Chicago born and raised
anything else is irrelevant