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2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Status Ain't Hood

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Rap For Rap’s Sake

Once upon a time, I couldn't stand Aesop Rock. This wasn't something I was eager to say out loud in public. I still bought his…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2016 - 12:34 pm

Status Ain't Hood

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

More Aesop Rock stories

Aesop Rock – “Lotta Years” Video

Aesop Rock is about to head out on tour with his Lice Two: Still Buggin' partner Homeboy Sandman, and he's just shared a new video…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2016 - 11:50 am

Aesop Rock – “Shrunk” Video

Wordy underground vet Aesop Rock just dropped the free Lice Two: Still Buggin' project with fellow word soup stirrer Homeboy Sandman. But today, he revisits…
Collin Robinson | October 12, 2016 - 12:25 pm

Download Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Free EP Lice Two: Still Buggin’

Last year, the wordy, dense, lyrically intricate East Coast underground rappers Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman teamed up for a fun, loose, playful free EP…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:51 pm

Download Aesop Rock’s Previously Unreleased Song About Otters

Otters are cute. There, I said it! Aesop Rock seems to agree, or at least that's what this new unreleased track about otters leads me…
James Rettig | September 9, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Aesop Rock – “Kirby” Video

NY underground veteran spitfire Aesop Rock just dropped his excellent album The Impossible Kid a couple months ago. He's rightly promoted the hell out of…
Collin Robinson | June 27, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Atmosphere – “Ringo” Video

In August, Minneapolis hip hop duo Atmosphere will release Fishing Blues, their seventh studio album. Spanning 18 tracks the album features appearances from DOOM, Aesop…
Zac Gelfand | June 22, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Watch Aesop Rock & Yo La Tengo Perform Together On Colbert

We already knew it was happening, but last night, we got a mystical convergence of esoteric underground-music veterans, when Yo La Tengo backed up Aesop…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2016 - 8:57 am

Yo La Tengo Will Be Aesop Rock’s Backing Band On Colbert Tonight

If you were paying attention to independent music in the late '90s and early '00s, tonight's episode of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert just…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2016 - 11:07 am

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

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

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

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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