Homeboy Sandman Drops 20-Track “I Can’t Sell These” Mixtape

Queens native Homeboy Sandman drops his new mixtape “I Can’t Sell These“. Connecting with renowned visual artist & author Gangster Doodles for 4 incredibly unique artwork installations, Homeboy Sandman is thrilled to share the free tape with the world. Mixed and mastered by Darko The Super, “I Can’t Sell These” is out now! Homeboy Sandman will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Deca this August.

The new 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). On the first single Apple, we saw the technically gifted rapper deliver bars on Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Twin of Myself. Then, Homeboy Sandman  unveiled Boy Sand is Free, a spectacular performance on British collective Sault’s Free. Most recently, Sand released “Omnipresent,” rhyming on Venezuluan electronic composer Angel Rada’s Basheeba. Consisting of 20 tracks, the mixtape includes repurposed music from Fiona Apple, Pete Rock, Khruangbin, J Dilla, and more. All of the artwork surrounding the mixtape and the single releases are done by artist and pop-culture aficionado, Gangster Doodles.

Homeboy Sandman recently announced 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. Subscribe to Patreon: patreon.com/homeboysandman

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Top instrumental submissions EP4 June 2022

We at TWIB are tasked with bringing you the best of the best on our weekly lists. Submissions come from around the globe and trust when we say only the cream of the crop will be selected. As usual, sit back relax and enjoy the latest sounds from the most talented producers, and don’t forget to show them some love by following them on all social media platforms

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Lipphead – “Rocks In My Pillow


Producers Blockhead (Ninja Tune, Rhymesayers Entertainment) and Eliot Lipp (Pretty Lights Music, Alpha Pup) have teamed up to drop a single titled Rocks In My Pillow “. The track has a smooth drum groove, underpinned by nostalgic low tones and funky west coast bass synths. The track is taken from the duo’s new collaborative album In The Nude.


NICKELMAN – “Mixnuts”


Osaka, Japan based producer Nickelman shares the single “Mixnuts” and releases a new instrumental album titled BeatGrocery. “Mixnuts” has a lofi and atmospheric feel with jazz elements layered over soft groovy drums. It’s quite nostalgic and has a warm vibe as well.


Malik Diao & Fred Red- “automatic”


Musician Malik Diao and Berlin-based producer Fred Red team up for this genre-bending piece titled “automatic”. The beat here is quite dynamic and blends cinematic textures, gripping guitar riffs and airy synths with rousing DnBstyle drums that switch to boom-bap drums as it progresses.



BEATHOVEN XII – “…II sided mirror…”


Australian producer BEATHOVEN XII shares his new release titled “…II sided mirror…”, a mellow and dark beat made up of an ominous synth, cinematic textures, and thumping trap-style drums.







Brainiac [The Archive] – “_RAW_music:[THEORY]”


Brainiac [The Archive] drops “_RAW_music:[THEORY]” which showcases his offbeat choppy sounds. The track is cinematic and has a gritty feel and the vocal samples add an ominous documentary feel to it as well.
The track is a snippet from his upcoming album.



Messy Spells – “BLU DREAM_”


Messy Spells’ “BLU DREAM_” is a blend of experimental textures and thick boom-bap drums. The beat starts slowly with moody bell-arps and builds up into a frenzy with distorted synths and layered sound design.




IBSwagBeatz – “Carbon Red”


IBSwagBeatz makes an entry on our site with “Carbon Red”, a dark moody track made up of lush synths, punchy drums, and atmospheric textures to boot.






Polish producer AYASAHAR makes his entry on our site with a beat titled “FBS”. The beat doesn’t really conform to a singular genre and has hints of electronic, drum, and bass with retro 80s pop elements. The drums are punchy, and the synths and cinematic textures do work as well and give off an almost unpredictable sound palette.




Tom Kaye – “Any Given Sunday”


Tom Kaye gives us some anthemic energy in his new beat “Any Given Sunday”. The beat is punchy and made up of orchestral elements from cinematic violins, anthemic brass stabs, and dynamic arrangements. It feels like the opening of an epic movie.



Zigg Zag – “Mostly Trippy Horror Shit”


Long Island, New York-based producer Zigg Zag helps close out this week’s list with “Mostly Trippy Horror Shit”. The title speaks for itself and listeners are drawn into a layered world ripe with ominous textures, woozy offbeat bassline, and haunting vocal hums that are fully inspired by old-school horror films. It even samples what I think is a film by the late Vincent Price but I stand corrected.

Nia Wyn shares new titled “Guilty”

Queer UK Soul artist Nia Wyn shares her single “Guilty” taken from her recently released EP Magical Thinking. The record is a laidback soulful love ballad that digs deep into the uncertain emotions that creep up while trying to find one’s true identity. From having self-doubts, self-guilt, and the need to find a common ground in an unforgiving society. As usual, Nia delivers such a striking vocal performance underpinned by heartfelt lyrics that draw listeners deep into the mix of the action.




Ozi Jarel returns as the “Dark Knight”

Ozi Jarel‘s new single “Dark Knight” sees him taking the proactive approach as he goes out with guns blazing over a cinematic Afropop-infused backdrop. He proceeds to embody the spirit of the Dark Knight who has returned to clean the streets and take back the city. He also blends the concept with his own Ugandan and Sudanese roots and vivid lyrical schemes.

“Dark Knight” is taken from Ozi’s forthcoming EP, The Veritas II (set for release in September of 2022).

Stream “Dark Knight”on Deezer, YouTube, SoundCloud.


Ozi Jarel is a Ugandan and Sudanese Rapper & Poet who is inspired by his upbringing in an ethnically diverse community. He is unique in the way he flawlessly uses rhythm and intricate word-play to explore the stories of his ancestors. After performing in East-Africa and South-East Asia, he moved to Australia. Here he continues to captivate audiences with his ability to paint a timeless picture in the minds and souls of his listeners.

Keep up with Ozi Jarel  SoundCloudSpotify

Satomaa drops new single “I Don’t See Why” after some time off

Indie musician Satomaa returns to the forefront after a 6-month hiatus with a brand new single “I Don’t See Why”. The track samples a classic Marvin Gaye track and flips it into a punchy trap beat that blends with Satomaa’s melodic chorus and flow. The track showcases her versatile approach as she flexes on those people who looked down on her in the past.

Stream “I Don’t See Why” on  Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud


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Yell Ell returns with “The Real” featuring Jay Zels & Levigotit

“The Real” is an aspirational and anthemic tune from Yell Ell who links with fellow rappers Jay Zels and Levigotit who add their own unique touch to the uplifting record. Over the upbeat and soulful soundscape, Yell details the lif of a true go-getter who know his worth and is ready to go the extra mile to achieve his goals. The trio recognizes that it’s not all rosy and good times always come with the bad but the mantra is to overcome the setbacks and appreciate every step of the journey.

Stream “The Real” on InstagramTikTok.


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Chase Soundz brings back in “ALL FOR YOU” (feat. Daley HTG)

Rappers Chase Soundz and Daley HTG link up for this bouncy summer-tinged jam titled “ALL FOR YOU”. The backdrop provided by LebanonDon is soulful and reflective and sees the duo pouring adulation on the ladies who are in their lives. The verses are vivid and heartfelt and the smooth melodic chorus works as well. Overall, it’s a feel-good love jam that everyone can rock with.

Stream “ALL FOR YOU” on SoundCloudApple MusicDeezer


Keep up with Chase Soundz | BandcampYouTube : TwitterInstagram

Prox Centauri ,Black Metaphor and Skyzoo reflect on “Watershed Moments”

Flint, Michigan emcee Prox Centauri teams up with NY lyricist Skyzoo for his new effort titled “Watershed Moments”. The track is the lead single from Prox’s forthcoming full-length release. Bolstered by a cinematic and anthemic backdrop by ATL’s producer Black Metaphor, Prox breaks down his personal growth and evolution as an artist as he wades through the unpredictable cesspool called life. he channels his love for the art and delivers a vivid and detailed description of his journey and he is also joined by Skyzoo who reflects on his own past, present, and future self.

Flint, Michigan born lyricist Prox Centauri is intent on melding his love of intellectualism and high-level linguistics to craft music that expresses his passionate drive for substantive Hip-Hop. Heavily inspired by a myriad of artistic and academic mediums, the expansive emcee explores various topics through a litany of complex styles and schemes. Influenced by artists such as Nas, AZ, MF DOOM, elZHi, Big L, Twista, and Ras Kass, Prox aims to utilize his creative energies to forward the importance of lyricism.

Stream “Watershed Moments”  on all DSPs here.


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Moemaw Naedon & C.Scott Embrace Summer Vibes With New Video “Awesome Environment”

In their slick new video for “Awesome Environment,” Moemaw Naedon & C.Scott embrace the sunny, laidback summer vibes that inspired their collaborative album, “River Rats“, and provide a guided tour of some of Pittsburgh’s river banks. What may not look like much to the every-day viewer was a true source of inspiration, meditation, and comfort for the duo, who would meet up during the summer of 2020 for riverside hangs that served as an escape from the harsh realities of the world. The track serves as a welcome reminder that sometimes your best bet for sanity is to head outside and enjoy your surroundings. 

Check out the visuals and head over to your preferred DSP to stream through your preferred platform. The album is also available on cassette in limited quantities vai Soul Slime Records’ Bandcamp profile. 

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Big Blanco ft. Ricco Barrino – “It’s Still So Hard” (Official Video)

Every artist — especially from the East Coast — in today’s hip-hop credits traces of their style is inspired by the signature look, appeal, and rhymes of the late-Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun. Michael Cruz, better known as the fast-rising recording artist Big Blanco, is no exception as he pays homage to the Bronx icon (Big Pun) in the release of his new single and music video, “It’s Still So Hard.” Produced by Legion of Muzik, featuring Ricco Barrino, Big Blanco hits the yacht in the Florida sunshine rocking the VVS, to rap about the valuable lessons learned from the late-Puerto Rican icon and what he has planned the game.

As Ricco sings the catchy hook with infectious vocals, Big Blanco is surrounded by beautiful women and pockets full of cash, living the big boss lifestyle under the palm trees. Blanco is sharp, braggadocious, and confident in the lyrics that are radio-friendly and destined to reach the top of the charts in no time at all. Rest-in-peace to Big Pun.

“ISSH” comes on the heels of Blanco’s latest project, Blanco’s Way The Takeover: Reloaded, which dropped last April on his own imprint. Along with the new single, the project features 14 new songs with guest appearances by T-Rell and SeQuence Clark. As the new single begins to buzz, Blanco is currently in album mode, preparing the follow-up which is slated for late 2022. Until then, Big Blanco promises more new music for the summertime heat.

For newfound fans, “It’s Still So Hard” is the perfect origin point to begin deep-diving into everything Big Blanco and what he has in store for the mainstream landscape with his large persona. For daily updates, you may follow the emerging star on social media.

Check out the music video for “It’s Still So Hard” below, and afterward, stream the new track and other Big Blanco hits, available now on all digital streaming platforms.