Thus far the RedefineHipHop series has been focused on reaching back and telling the untold and/or rarely heard stories from artists from the 70s/80s/90s eras of Hip Hop. The goal is to make sure their stories get told. However, I feel it's also important to give a spotlight on the emerging and top contending artists of the day so they don't become the overlooked artists of tomorrow.
With that in mind, I present part 1 (of 2) of Homeboy Sandman. If you are the type of listener who appreciates the true art of lyricism and word play then you need to be tuned in to what he has to say. He approaches his writing with the intensity of a seasoned battle MC, but his topics these days seldom lay focus there. He chooses to dig deeper and speak on topics ranging from the way we look at each other in Hip Hop to the problems of homelessness in New York City and a whole lot in-between. If you haven't peeped the album (CD or LP) :
Plus his first music video from "The Good Sun" album debuted today on mtvU. It's one of the illest cuts on the record, "The Essence". It features Deep of 2 Hungry Bros and it's part of this week's Freshmen 5 Videos so he could use your vote here to get more support!