First of all, happy birth day to the originator himself, DJ Kool Herc. And what better way to pay tribute to the founder than by releasing a dope ass album in his honor on his born day. Homeboy Sandman did just that (with Herc’s blessing) with his new 8-track release, Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent (entirely produced by El RTNC). Described as an “unapologetic homage to old school hip-hop,” this one, just like all Boy Sand albums, is a must listen. Check the album cut, “Dag, Philly Too,” and as is Boy Sand tradition a brand new track celebrating the album’s release, the Alex ‘Apex’ Gale produced “Kool Herc Fertile Crescent OUT NOW” – Go get that.