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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 the vocabulary they've shown on records. He took the…   Read Story »
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, wordy throwdown called "Ego Death." In…   Read Story »
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 rap's most distinctive vocal…   Read Story »
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 and Macklemore's The Heist.…   Read Story »
"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 »