Delaware soul singer/rapper Hezekiah has released a debut in the long, earthy tradition of Slum Village, Dwele, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Mystic, Common, et al., so the record is characterized by a familiar vibe: rugged, melodic and "organic" beats with DJ Premier and DJ Hi-Tek sensibilities. Dope lyrics, mellow tunes, some vulnerable confessions. I'm bored out of my skull. When I'm not, though, I'm nodding my head with an appreciative smile to the more energetic tracks - collabs with Grand Agent and Scratch from the Roots, as well as the enchantingly carefree flutes of You. Also, big up to Bahamadia for finally deciding to raise her voice a little for her atypically aggressive flow on Gypsy Slang.