»White Sands« is the third and last part of Homeboy Sandman’s EP-series, for which the New Yorker MC from Queens collaborated with a different producer each. This time, he got together with Paul White from England, who lately made a name for himself by helping out on Danny Brown’s »Old«. However, in contrast to Brown’s record, there’s nothing here that could be called wonky, grimey or runky. Instead, while the beats are fresh, they are as old-school as it gets, full of influences by funk, soul, jazz and gospel. The artist falls back on black music traditions exclusively; current trends and hypes are knowingly ignored. Homeboy Sandman’s varied and skillful flow known for its pun-density and its tendency towards conscious rap, goes together perfectly with the arrangements. While mostly raising socially critical topics, he also disses everything and everyone around (»You know who sucks, too? Every single rapper that I used to look up to« on »Wade In The Water«) or sums up the advantages of being a vegetarian (like on »Fat Belly«, the record’s first track). The genuinely relaxed mood together with the variety of subjects and the self-sung hooks make the »White Sands EP« be a felicitous completion of Homeboy Sandman’s EP-series.