Homeboy Sandman just released Anjelitu in August and already has a follow up EP to be released later this month. The first single off There In Spirit, "Keep That Same Energy," has a modern take on old school hip hop vibe. The song is propelled by a cinematic sample of strings. It reminds me of early Wu-Tang Clan, but uplifting instead of gritty and foreboding. The grit for "Keep That Same Energy" comes from Homeboy Sandman's vocals. It's a track where the listener is implored to just be yourself, which is much more in tune with the conscious hip hop of the early 90's.
You can listen to "Keep That Same Energy" below. There In Spirit is due out February 25 on Mello Music Group, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Homeboy Sandman, check out the artist's Facebook.