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"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year…   Read Story »
It's hard to outdo the overwhelming badassery of Aesop Rock's "ZZZ Top" video, pretty much just a full-length martial arts brawl, but the ferocious punk rock ballet dancers of the new "Cycles To…   Read Story »
In the build up to the release of underground rap veteran Aesop Rock's Skelethon we've heard a slew of strong, focused cuts like "Zero Dark Thirty" and "ZZZ Top." Now, he's posted the whole thing on…   Read Story »
The top two videos on this list couldn't be more different in terms of concept, execution, intent, emotion, or aesthetic -- or, perhaps least important of all, music. They do, however, have one thing…   Read Story »
It's been five years since Aesop Rock's last album, None Shall Pass, but his new release, Skelethon, is imminent, and now we've got the second video to be released in suport of that album. Compared…   Read Story »
Abstract-rap prince Aesop Rock is about to return with Skelthon, his first new solo album in five years. In the video for first single "Zero Dark Thirty," he delivers the song while slumping against…   Read Story »
You wouldn't expect abstract rap innovator Aesop Rock and antifolk queen Kimya Dawson to have anything to do with each other, but those guys have been maintaining a fruitful, if unlikely, artistic…   Read Story »
Cryptic cult-rapper Aesop Rock is one of the chief architects of the skronky, disorienting underground rap sound that's making an unexpected and welcome comeback lately; a guy like Danny Brown…   Read Story »
As the New York rapper and Danny Brown buddy ASAP Rocky enjoys a meteoric and lucrative rise, the similarly named but altogether very different New York rapper and Danny Brown buddy Aesop Rock has…   Read Story »
This week's music-video MVP was whoever was responsible for researching New York signage in Kindness's "Cyan" video. That must've taken a lot of work! As good as that video was, though, it couldn't…   Read Story »