Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole may have dropped music for Black Friday, but MCs Homeboy Sandman and Aesop Rock are all about Cyber Monday this year. It’s no secret that the duo are kindred spirits on the mic, but few could’ve anticipated the surprise Lice EP that just dropped out of the sky. The 5-track project features production from DJ Spinna, Blockhead, and Charles Hamilton, among others, and is 100% free to download, but links to donate to City Harvest and Prep For Prep are included on their Bandcamp if you feel like throwing some dollars at some great causes.
Limited physical copies will also be available at all of their future shows. Sandman recently toured with Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic (Hail Mary Mallon) earlier this year and had a similar plan with his tour tape album at all shows.
Happy listening and Season’s Greetings!
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