Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman have reunited as Lice to release “Ask Anyone,” a tribute song to the late MF DOOM.
On the track, the rappers reflect on DOOM’s legacy over a sample of the late rapper-producer’s 2004 song, “Poo-Putt Platter.” “Roses for the OG MF, where were you when Bob dropped the OG Deadbent?” Aesop raps on the opening verse. “Thank you for the stories, and the fuck you to the normies / Brewin said we lost our Jordan, I would sprinkle in some Vorhees and agree.”
Homebody acknowledges DOOM’s status as rap’s supervillain and his refusal to conform to mainstream tastes. “He wore a mask so the charge won’t grab / On a rooftop with a large stone slab / Seen where the industry was going and / Had the gonads to go ‘nah,’” he spit.
“Ask Anyone” is the duo’s first release as Lice since their 2017 EP, Triple Fat Lice. Earlier this month, Open Mike Eagle also paid tribute to DOOM with the freestyle, “For DOOM.” DOOM—real name Daniel Dumile—had passed away on Halloween 2020, but his death was only made public by his wife on New Year’s Eve. Before his death, he was reportedly working on a follow-up to Madvillainy, his acclaimed joint album with Madlib.