His raps are like daps, reminding his fans with each stanza that the feeling is mutual. In 2012, he wrote an anthem for his fanbase, describing the illusions that come with internet fame, answering questions whether his life has changed with, “Not Really.” He’s consistently jumping down from his pedestal, keeping himself level with his fans to avoid alienating them. “Problems” had me laughing & thinking at the same time.
In the video below, Sandman shares introspective concerns about his health & being surrounded by hipsters. Then he pisses off the hipsters, accidentally on purpose. Then he talks about his girl’s fears, his own fears and his reluctance to even finish the song. He keeps it clever, though, adding laugh-out-loud humor before it gets too real.
He raps about what everyone else is rapping about, too, but he’s a better writer. It’s almost like he doesn’t stop working on a verse until he’s confident that most people can relate. But now I’m being a blogger, speculating, assuming his motives.