Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park & Fort Minor remixed one of the tracks on Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman's self-released EP on us called Lice.
Rolling Stone's Christopher Weingarten spoke with Mike Shinoda about the remix.
RS: The amount of quality work Sandman has done in the last four years is almost unparalleled.
Shinoda: He's absurd. How does somebody write words that have every human emotion, and the actual content of the words he's saying is so compelling, and so three dimensional, and from song to song there's so much variety. It's hard to do that and have a really great rhyme pattern and delivery. Like usually people lean on one or the other, and he just does it all like it's nothing. They're such a good pair, because Aes is like … The complexity of his flow is so unparalleled, too. He almost ends up going in a fine art direction with his words. His words are more abstract. You've got one guy whose words are rooted in total reality, and another guy whose words take you to another dimension. And that's such a fun combo to me.
Feb 03: Sandman in San Jose @ Back Bar
Feb 04: Sandman in San Francisco @ Elbo Room
Feb 05: Sandman in Sacramento @ Sol Sollective
Mar 23: Aesop Rock in Boise @ Treefort Festival
The original EP: