Wordsmith Aesop Rock and the abstract producer TOBACCO join forces as Malibu Ken to release their first self-titled project. The new sound has reinvigorated the iconic rapper, as displayed in the 10-track album. Aesop combines words and phrases like no other while TOBACCO adds a flourish of synths accented by weird bleeps and distorted sounds.
“TOBACCO and I have thrown around the idea of doing a project together since we first toured over a decade ago,” Aesop recently stated. “I find his production to be something special, and always wanted to see what I could bring to it. We recently found time to record some songs, and Malibu Ken was born. I brought a few stories to the table, but also did my best to let the production dictate the subject matter throughout. We hope you like the soup.”
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