Contact Us

Aesop Rock & TOBACCO team as Malibu Ken for new LP, share “Acid King”

Aesop Rock TOBACCO Malibu Ken

Indie-rap lifer Aesop Rock and psychedelic electronic master TOBACCO (aka Tom Fec of Black Moth Super Rainbow) have teamed up as Malibu Ken, and they’ll release their self-titled debut album on January 18 via Rhymesayers (pre-order). Aesop said:

TOBACCO and I have thrown around the idea of doing a project together since we first toured over a decade ago. 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.

The lead single is “Acid King,” which sees TOBACCO providing trippy, gooey synths that sound nothing like a typical hip hop beat, and Aesop’s abstract style is perfect for it. The song comes with an animated video (directed by longtime Aesop collaborator Rob Shaw) that plays off the album artwork, and is literally face-melting. Check it out, along with the tracklist, below.

Subscribe to Brooklyn Vegan on

1. Corn Maze
2. Tuesday
3. Save Our Ship
4. Sword Box
5. Dog Years
6. Acid King
7. Suicide Big Gulp
8. 1+1=13
9. Churro
10. Purple Moss

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!