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On J-Zone, Rap’s Great Disgruntled Comedian

At the beginning of his new album, Fish-N-Grits, the veteran Queens rapper and producer J-Zone lays out the two sides in rap's great generational schism,…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2016 - 1:05 pm
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Stop Trying To Make French Montana Happen

We should talk about Max B. Over the past few years, the Harlem sing-rapper has emerged as one of the most influential rap voices in…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2016 - 10:39 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Just sitting down to write this intro right now, I noticed that almost all of the videos I've picked for this week's list are, in…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2016 - 12:56 pm
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More Aesop Rock stories

Aesop Rock – “Dorks” Video

NY underground rap stalwart Aesop Rock dropped his solid seventh album, The Impossible Kid, last week. The album has a very dark undercurrent, and "Dorks"
Collin Robinson | May 6, 2016 - 12:26 pm
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Stream Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid

The underground hip-hop veteran Aesop Rock never stops rapping, but his new LP The Impossible Kid, which comes out later this week, is his first…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 2:23 pm
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Aesop Rock – “Lazy Eye” Video

Veteran rhyme-slinger Aesop Rock is coming down the home stretch for the release of his latest full-length, The Impossible Kid. He's shared "Rings" and "Blood
Collin Robinson | April 19, 2016 - 12:29 pm
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Aesop Rock – “Blood Sandwich” Video

Veteran underground MC Aesop Rock is gearing up to drop his latest album, The Impossible Kid, at the end of next month. He's shared the…
Collin Robinson | March 31, 2016 - 11:09 am
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Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – “I Went Outside Today” (Feat. Aesop Rock)

LA spitter Open Mike Eagle has been in full promo mode for this week's drop of Hella Personal Film Festival. He's already shared a couple…
Collin Robinson | March 21, 2016 - 4:18 pm
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Aesop Rock – “Rings” Video

Underground rap veteran Aesop Rock is back in full effect, gearing up to drop his new album, The Impossible Kid, later this spring. The new…
Collin Robinson | February 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm
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Lil Wayne Is Lost In The Wilderness

As long as Soundscan has been keeping track of these things, only 20 albums have sold more than a million copies in the first week…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2015 - 9:34 am
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Download Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Lice EP

The vivid surrealist Aesop Rock and the wordy, empathy-minded Homeboy Sandman are two of the more dependable figures on the indie-rap underground, and now, out…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2015 - 1:56 pm
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Atmosphere – “This Lonely Rose” (Feat. Aesop Rock & Blueprint)

Indie-rap superfriends unite! Next month, Minneapolis underground veterans Atmosphere will headline a huge 20th-anniversary show for their Rhymesayers label at the Target Center, their hometown…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 11:37 am
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Rappers Ranked By Vocabulary Size Chart Updated, Aesop Rock Still #1

A few months ago, a designer, coder, and data analyst named Matt Daniels took on an interesting project: Ranking a number of rappers based on…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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Busdriver – “Ego Death” (Feat. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of weeks ago, the motormouthed L.A. rap expressionist Busdriver lined up fellow underground rap originals Aesop Rock and Danny Brown for a dense,…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2014 - 2:45 pm
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Busdriver – “Ego Death” (Feat. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown)

Busdriver, Aesop Rock, and Danny Brown all come from vastly different corners of the map, both geographically and figuratively, but all three are among underground…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2014 - 11:08 am
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Aesop Rock Albums From Worst To Best

In 2014 we appraise hip-hop on its forthrightness. Take, for example, the two front-runner Grammy-nominated hip-hop albums of 2013: Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
Joseph Schafer | May 8, 2014 - 12:25 pm
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2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

"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.
Chris DeVille | December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am
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Aesop Rock – “Cycles To Gehanna” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Stream Aesop Rock Skelethon

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
Corban Goble | July 10, 2012 - 12:54 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2012 - 11:37 am
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