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All In Vain

by Sandpeople

Portland\'s supercrew is back with thier second full length album. With 19 tracks and no filler, this album is 74 minutes of pure underground hiphop.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. All In Vain Sandpeople
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2. Keep It Movin Sandpeople
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3. Only One Experience Sandpeople
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4. Fiddler On The Roof Sandpeople
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5. Same Way Sandpeople
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6. Whetstone Sandpeople
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7. Perfect Picture Sandpeople
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8. Fall Apart Sandpeople
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9. Absence Sandpeople
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10. Best Enemies Sandpeople
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11. One Day Sandpeople
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12. Can't Let Go Sandpeople
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13. Subtle Approach Sandpeople
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14. Lost Swarm Sandpeople
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15. Puppetry Sandpeople
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16. The City Sleeps Sandpeople
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17. Fall Free Sandpeople
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18. Final Hour Sandpeople
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19. Last Time Sapient
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Album Notes
Check out Honest Racket featuring appearance by Grouch of Living Legends and Sean Price of boot Camp Click.

b-sides album due out shortly thereafter, this album is currently available

on tour and at local shows.

Sandpeople available on itunes now!


Sandpeople was formed roughly three years ago as an unlikely gathering of hip-hop artists in the Pacific Northwest. This crew has since built itself into a 11 member unit fully equipped to fill a stage and empty a keg (preferably in reverse order). Within the first two months, and long before most Sandpeople had even met each other, their debut album Points of View was recorded and released over a two week span. That album laid the ground work for what has become a quick moving crew with extremely high standards. Having several \"sub-groups\" interwoven throughout the bigger collective, the crew\'s catalogue has been growing rapidly since their inception and only continues to gain momentum.

It wasn\'t until recording for their second album All in Vain began that many of the Sandpeople were finally introduced to everyone in their crew.

\"Out at Simple\'s place was where I actually met Al-One. We were in the studio and I was engineering while he recorded his verse to Fall Apart. It took that long.\" – Ethic

While the truth is that, until recently, this was a crew of relative strangers, the music they made would never lead you to believe it. A signature sound was forged from the outset, and All in Vain is the proof. Boasting some of the most innovative and intense production found in hip-hop today, Sandpeople are beginning to captivate listeners from around the world.

In addition to building an extensive web-based market (Myspace, iTunes,, etc.), both Points of View and All in Vain have received international distribution in Australia through the indie powerhouse Obese Records ( Sandpeople are also awaiting a September release for All in Vain on Fat Tip Records (a division of Swamp Records) in Japan.

Members of Sandpeople have worked with many of hip-hop\'s heavy hitters including: The Grouch (Living Legends), Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah & Bootcamp Clik), Opio (Souls of Mischief & Hieroglyphics), Luckyiam.PSC (Living Legends), Qwel (Typical Cats), Braille, Ohmega Watts, Sleep (The Chicharones), Grayskul (Rhymesayers), and Prozack Turner (Foreign Legion).

While the recorded professionalism of Sandpeople is immediately evident, a live performance is where they truly shine. Their reputation for high energy shows have already led them to share stages with greats such as: KRS-One, Living Legends, GZA (Wu-tang), Souls of Mischief, Boot Camp Clik, Casual (Heiroglyphics), Atmosphere, Sugar Hill Gang, Zion I, Capadonna (Wu-tang), Guru & DJ Premier (Gangstarr), Blackalicious, Pharcyde, Lightheaded, Brother Ali, Chali 2NA (Jurassic 5) and many more.

To the untrained eye, Sandpeople may appear to be a confusing mass of hungry emcee\'s full of passion and low on serotonin. To the trained eye, this is a certainty. In the cloudy and gray corner of The States not known for its bountiful supply of physical sand, an inappropriately named force is emerging. Concerned first with making quality music that is relevant to real everyday life, Sandpeople are sure to connect with listeners where other artists most commonly fail to. As their name and inventory continues to expand, this will undoubtedly be looked back upon as the crew\'s humble beginnings.


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How do you make a clever, intelligent rhyme blend and move with some of the slickest, thickest, bounciest grooves in the game? Let Sandpeople demonstrate. Hailing from the Rose City, Portland, their integration of west coast chill, combined with creative sampling like styles from 70's pop to psychjazz, makes for one helluva 19-track album. Without selling out and without compensating their own voice, their own vision, they draw from the likes of Aesop Rock, Atmosphere and Definitive Jux. Some of the freshest alt hip hop we got.


My brain
When I heard this CD my mind melted, and I was thrown into a state of confusion that I haven't been able to recover from. I feel changed, I feel different. Thanks Sand People.


This album proves the originality of their sound, it is different then the other albums. Underground hiphop is starting to make a lot of noise, and sandpeople are adding to that noice. I recommend this album to everyone.

Matthew Huddleston

Solid is definitely a word when I think about the whole Sandpeople crew. They always bring the heat. Dope production, dope rhymes and tight flows. Make sure to check it out.


Sandpeepz are back...
This is some intelligent hip-hop straight from the streets. Sandpeople create hip-hop that is hard to categorize. They can spit it in so many ways. $10.00 for some of the best true hip-hop you will ever hear. Not a bad deal if you ask me.


its a solid album, quite different from other sort of hip hop.



viva la revolucion
Damn, this is the sh%&. New style, lyrics that hit home, and a sound that makes you just wanna revolt!!!!!!!

Mr. P Chill

I rocked with these cats
up in Eureka earlier this year, they got some serious skills, this is a nice CD, be sure to cop it!

-Mr. P Chill


Thank Fate
After hearing these samples and the samples of their previous release, I thank fate that these cd's dropped into my lap, please never change your sound and stay true to what you do always. Your message is being heard. This is by far some of the best hip hop i have ever heard, every single member of this crew has the talent and skill to match any mc today.
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