The vivid surrealist Aesop Rock and the wordy, empathy-minded Homeboy Sandman are two of the more dependable figures on the indie-rap underground, and now, out of nowhere, they’ve teamed up for a new release. On the free-download five-track EP Lice, Aesop and Sandman bounce their voices off of each other and give themselves a nice little rap workout. Also, closing track “Get A Dog” samples Linkin Park’s “One Step Closer,” which I was not expecting. Check out the full EP below.
Download the EP for free at the Stones Throw website. Both Aesop and Sandman will sell physical copies of the EP at their forthcoming live shows.