Aesop Rock

Featured Aesop Rock stories

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

Straight To Video

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

More Aesop Rock stories

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

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

Straight To Video

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

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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

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

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

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

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
1 2