Aesop Rock has been a major player in the indie hiphop scene for well over the past 10 years. After a brief hiatus he is back at it, touring for his new album Skelethon. If you've been listening to Aesop since back in the day, and you think you've seen it all—just wait, there's more. Ever been at a show, thinking the only thing that could make it better would be if your favorite emcee called you on stage and started shaving your head during your favorite song? No? Well, they're doing it anyway. Also, Seattle-based Dark Time Sunshine are about to put out their fourth and strongest project yet. Producer Zavala brings bubbly yet intense, completely danceable beats and emcee Onry Ozzborn (Grayskul) creates catchy hooks and throws in the local NW music references. Their highly anticipated LP ANX is slated for release July 24. ROCHELLE HUNTER
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