HALLWAYS makes a bold first step with the single "Problems," which is as Tribe Called Quest fun as it is Pharaohe Monch dour. That's the great quality of Homeboy Sandman, who makes no qualms about explaining his moods, affectations and joys. We were sweating the single when it dropped. Here's the video after the jump.
Homeboy Sandman is a lyrical gymnast who doesn't assault with messages or perfunctory turns into spoken word lecture style. "America the Beautiful" sounds like a Maya Angelou rendition or an Erica Alexander portrait of this great, flawed nation.