Prolific Queens-bred rapper Homeboy Sandman releases “Sheesh” featuring Aesop Rock, as the second bonus single from Homeboy Sandman’s forthcoming Anjelitu Deluxe project which is due out July 29th on Mello Music Group.
The new song “Sheesh” sees lyrical marvels Homeboy Sandman and Aesop Rock trade verses on a tenacious percussion-driven beat. The track was recorded in part by Andrew Esposito at Sung Moon Recordings and by Aesop Rock. The artwork for “Sheesh” was made by Teens on Acid.
On Anjelitu, Homeboy Sandman demonstrates his virtuosic lyrical ability with Aesop Rock behind the boards. The derivation of the title is a combination of Sand’s real name, Angel, and taijitu. He explains, “My mother, and lots of my relatives, used to call me “Angelito.” Little Angel. The taijitu is the symbol for yin and yang. Opposites that make a whole. Given the dualistic/duelistic nature of the songs on the record, put it all together and what do you get, Anjelitu.”
Receiving critical praise from Bandcamp, Stereogum, OkayPlayer, PopMatters, and more, Anjelitu showcases Homeboy Sandman and Aesop Rock’s undeniable chemistry. The duo who also collaborate under the pseudonym Lice have connected for numerous projects dating back to 2015. “Lice has long since calibrated the symbiosis spans states,” Homeboy Sandman declares. The most recent Lice collab “Ask Anyone,” a tribute to the late MF Doom, was included in VIBE’s top 5 most underrated songs of 2021.
Homeboy Sandman is excited to reunite with Lice-affiliate and friend, Aesop Rock, to revitalize the acclaimed project. Anjelitu Deluxe will be available on all digital platforms July 29th via Mello Music Group. Homeboy Sandman will embark on a co-headlining tour with Deca this August, full list of dates available here.
Stream the first single “Lovin’ It” and pre-order Anjelitu Deluxe: https://orcd.co/_anjelitu.