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Aesop Rock

Building on the rapping style of eccentrics Kool Keith and Del the Funky Homosapien, Def Jux headliner Aesop Rock became one of the hottest MCs in the post-millennial underground. After a pair of self-released LPs (Appleseed, Music for Earthworms), he recorded Float for Mush in 2000. The former Ian Bavitz then issued a pair of singles -- "Coma" and "Boom Box" -- for another underground rap label paragon, Definitive Jux. His second full-length, 2001's Labor Days, earned positive reviews and featured production from El-P and Blockhead. The Daylight EP kept his name in the papers, and his Def Jux follow-up, Bazooka Tooth, was released in September 2003. A seven-track EP, Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, followed in early 2005.

In early 2007 Aesop Rock composed a 45-minute piece for Nike's Original Run series, a continuous track meant to be listened to while jogging (other artists included LCD Soundsystem and the Crystal Method), and by September his much-anticipated full-length, None Shall Pass, which included guest appearances from El-P and John Darnielle (from the Mountain Goats), came out. A year later, Def Jux would be put "on hiatus" by label head El-P, but Aesop would remain busy, producing major works like Felt's 2009 effort Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez and working on a collaboration with the Moldy Peaches' Kimya Dawson dubbed the Uncluded. He would return to his solo career in 2012 with Skelethon, released by the Rhymesayers label. The album featured a guest appearance from Dawson along with Rob Sonic and Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
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F**k asap ace rock is a master of the craft
Aesop is great, but Rocky's mixtape game is rock-solid.
I heard about Rocky after I'd been listening to Aesop for a little while. I was not in the least amused by this coincidence, especially after I heard some of Rocky's so-called music. Jesus.
nocturnalsir e n 2 0 1 2
Do not confuse this amazing artist with ASAP rocky...incr e d i b l y rude.
Who is this "Asap Rocky" character?
Best lyricist there is, I always start my day out with a little Daylight. You won't be laughing!
His music is so f**king good. I love this man!
cheesutin
largest vocab in hip hop.
pootysmokesc h
Aesop = finest lyricist ever created
http://rappe r s . m d a n i e l s . c o m . s 3 - w e b s i t e - u s - e a s t - 1 . a m a z o n a w s . c o m / the top
never realized aesop had a lisp until heard this song.
Dont sleep on this Aesop rock
All kinds of great artist on my grieves station.
Damn I remember when I saw this guy live in Miami that s**t was the highlight of my high school life besides getting my deck played with pretty much all of the time by a bunch of hood rats, even though I would have never admitted that back in the day but that's only because most of them have kids now and I had to make sure that none of them were mine nah just kidding I love my son to death and back which I doubt that any of you who are reading this will ever be able to say when in your lifetime
Damn right f**k ASAP rocky that guy is no where near close to being on aesop rocks level of rhymes or intelligence
bdodi83
F**k ASAP rocky
Ouch man. Just enjoy the chill tunes. Sure he didn't mean nothing by it.
Aesop's Fables is where the name comes from and ASAP Rocky has 1/3 of the vocabulary of Aes. That's why I know what I'm talking about before leaving lame a** comments.
Something tells me ASAP Rocky and this guy have something in common. What could it be?
Follow for follow
Dude spits raw
kevin.r.naus s
1 say your name
2 close your eyes
3 make a wish
4 post this on 4 other songs your wish will come true
Must not sleep, must warn others!
If you like aes rizzle you will get down with warcloud aka holocaust aka alcatraz.
One of the best of all time
Duf Jux rules
Salami
I miss intelligent rap.
cheesutin
maybe you're just an a**hole that couldn't sweet talk the princess.
Love this s**t.
00' i hear ya him and sluggo
Down since 00 kilt it all day.
Excellent
Aes rock the man
jtkombatcraz y 9 6
Eccentric flow, dense lyrical subject matter, and lyrics that are out there is all in an emcee called Aesop Rock.
Citizens stand by and smoke that bOnGg!!
Saw ace and rob sonic w// busdriver in Norman, ok last night. The show was off the chain
Yo! Got down on this ! From artist to artist!!
amber.real
aesop is a badass mc
softkisses25 0 6
I can't wait to see him on tour with Busdriver this month!!
Ima get high(:
P&P
Not a tweeker btw
Kill the rekindling dreams and navigate the friendship, otherwise by the time the stress airs out we'll both be dead and friendless
Tweeker
They buffing them the same day the graffiti writers bomb them
Word, been a faithful follower since 2004. Still love it all.
f**king loove it
The best of his kind next to atmosphere and the like...but Aesop's way of speaking is just Redic..keep it up
Love this dude
The rhymesayers crew all kill it in "hold mine" by the orphanage
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