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Aesop Rock

Building on the rapping style of eccentrics Kool Keith and Del the Funky Homosapien, Def Jux headliner Aesop Rock became one of the hottest MCs in the post-millennial underground. After a pair of self-released LPs (Appleseed, Music for Earthworms), he recorded Float for Mush in 2000. The former Ian Bavitz then issued a pair of singles -- "Coma" and "Boom Box" -- for another underground rap label paragon, Definitive Jux. His second full-length, 2001's Labor Days, earned positive reviews and featured production from El-P and Blockhead. The Daylight EP kept his name in the papers, and his Def Jux follow-up, Bazooka Tooth, was released in September 2003. A seven-track EP, Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, followed in early 2005.

In early 2007 Aesop Rock composed a 45-minute piece for Nike's Original Run series, a continuous track meant to be listened to while jogging (other artists included LCD Soundsystem and the Crystal Method), and by September his much-anticipated full-length, None Shall Pass, which included guest appearances from El-P and John Darnielle (from the Mountain Goats), came out. A year later, Def Jux would be put "on hiatus" by label head El-P, but Aesop would remain busy, producing major works like Felt's 2009 effort Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez and working on a collaboration with the Moldy Peaches' Kimya Dawson dubbed the Uncluded. He would return to his solo career in 2012 with Skelethon, released by the Rhymesayers label. The album featured a guest appearance from Dawson along with Rob Sonic and Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts. After his gear was stolen in 2013, Rock sold artwork to help fund a new studio setup. A tour with the Uncluded preceded the 2015 collaborative EP with Homeboy Sandman titled LICE. A year later he returned to his solo career with the single "Rings" and the album The Impossible Kid. ~ Greg Prato
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Skelethon

1. Leisureforce

2. ZZZ Top

3. Cycles To Gehenna

4. Zero Dark Thirty

5. Fryerstarter

6. Ruby '81

7. Crows 1

8. Crows 2

9. Racing Stripes

10. 1,000 O'Clock

11. Homemade Mummy

12. Grace

13. Saturn Missiles

14. Tetra

15. Gopher Guts

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Track List: None Shall Pass

1. Keep Off The Lawn

2. None Shall Pass

3. Catacomb Kids

4. Bring Back Pluto

5. Fumes

7. 39 Thieves

8. The Harbor Is Yours

9. Citronella

11. Five Fingers

12. No City

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Track List: Bazooka Tooth

1. Bazooka Tooth

3. Easy

4. No Jumper Cables

6. Super Fluke

10. Babies With Guns

11. The Greatest Pac-Man Victory In History

12. Frijoles

14. Kill The Messenger

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Track List: Daylight

1. Daylight

2. Night Light

3. Nickel Plated Pockets

4. Alchemy (Feat. Blueprint)

5. Forest Crunk

6. Bracket Basher

7. Maintenance

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Track List: Labor Days

1. Labor

2. Daylight

3. Save Yourself

4. Flashflood

5. No Regrets

6. One Brick

7. The Tugboat Complex Pt. 3

8. Coma

9. Battery

10. Boombox

11. Bent Life

12. The Yes And The Y'all

13. 9-5ers Anthem

14. Shovel

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Track List: Float

1. Float

2. Commencement At The Obedience Academy

3. Big Bang

4. Garbage

5. I'll Be Ok (Ft. Slug)

6. Breakfast With Blockhead

7. Basic Cable

8. Fascination

9. Oxygen

10. Skip Town

11. 6b Panorama

12. Lunch With Blockhead

13. Spare A Match

14. Attention Span (Ft. Vast Aire)

15. How To Be A Carpenter

16. Prosperity

17. No Splash

18. Drawbridge (Ft. Dose One)

19. Dinner With Blockhead

20. The Mayor And The Crook

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Track List: Blood Sandwich (Single) (Explicit)

1. Blood Sandwich

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Track List: Cat Food

1. Cat Food

2. Bug Zapper

3. Cat Food (Instrumental)

4. Bug Zapper (Instrumental)

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Track List: Fast Cars, Danger, Fire And Knives

1. Fast Cars

2. Number Nine

3. Zodiaccupuncture

4. Holy Smokes

5. Winners Take All

6. Rickety Rackety (feat. CamuTao & El-P)

7. Food, Clothes, Medicine

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Track List: Rings (Single)

1. Rings

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Track List: The Impossible Kid

1. Mystery Fish

3. Lotta Years

4. Dorks

5. Rabies

6. Supercell

8. Get Out Of The Car

9. Shrunk

10. Kirby

11. TUFF

12. Lazy Eye

13. Defender

14. Water Tower

15. Molecules

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Track List: The Impossible Kid (Explicit)

1. Mystery Fish

2. Rings

3. Lotta Years

4. Dorks

5. Rabies

6. Supercell

7. Blood Sandwich

8. Get Out Of The Car

9. Shrunk

10. Kirby

11. TUFF

12. Lazy Eye

13. Defender

14. Water Tower

15. Molecules

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good work by you son !
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A single reason to have faith in this age of music. A message within a skilled and poetic style of its own.
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Blood Sandwich and Rings are now up there with Five Fingers, None Shall Pass, Grace, Zero Dark Thirty, and Fryerstarter as storytelling / i n c i s i v e commentary on life...He's one of the best MC's ever hand down.
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Its midnight and im by myself. The intro to Crows 1 is creepy as hell. I love her voice though. Aesop's rap is so over my head all the time and it doesn't help with how fast he raps, I cant decipher. He is lyrically the most diverse rapper in america. It is proven in a multiple studies.
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aldayalnite
The Cadillac of Natural Disasters
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That!.tha good music.all the way.
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headlings
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Not a product, or is he?
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Been listening to his sickness since float when I was like 10 love my big bro for that
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Sickest lyricist far as I'm concerned..
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Ik no words for how good he is
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This dudes lyrics are a part of my soul. And he never had to wright a word for it to be so. Universality is some grandiose stuff!
Peace my fellow loverettes
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rdorn21
Only rapper where ill illsten to a song 20 times and learn something new everytime.
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Love the love he is getting, a true philosopher. .
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And Michaelalan its 95ers anthem you know because people in america typically work from 9 to 5 listen to his words its interesting if you really listen to his lyrics
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And wimsar I'm the exact same everybody has a one track mind if its different people won't give it a chance this guy has skill unlike nearly every rapper on the radio he should have a crown for being the king of the rap game
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Daylight was the first song I heard of him 4 years ago just looking for new music on YouTube and it was like music came back for me .this guy is the best rapper and most unusual at the same time still haven't gone to one of his concerts yet but I will soon
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New fan
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ducktruck92
When are you gonna add Lice?
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Aesop is some of the best music I'm aware of. I wish I could get more friends into it. Its like, if people haven't heard somthing a thousand times they won't even listen. Aes deserves more exposure. Or less. Whatever he prefers.
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Reminds me of Andre 3000
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The man ace rizzle
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True oorooz7.
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No comparing this guy to weak a** ASAP Rocky
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There are no words
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urbrefstinks
Blown away!! Amazing artist.
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Stomach full of halo kibbles...
I think I'll go buy some!
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Ayyyy....... . . the f**kin man.
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Aes always earns my thumbs��
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Such an underrated rapper.. 49ers anthem ����
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the song Maintenance is 25min long. can you please reduce the 20min of static included in this track?
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the absolute greatest word smith ever in the history of music/poetry . Ian Matthias Bavitz, or Aesop Rock, WILL aboslutely be studied in the future, just as Aristotle and the many other Greek philosophers .
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Lyrical orgasms :O
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Baby daddy ^
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..word murdering...
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F**k asap ace rock is a master of the craft
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Aesop is great, but Rocky's mixtape game is rock-solid.
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I heard about Rocky after I'd been listening to Aesop for a little while. I was not in the least amused by this coincidence, especially after I heard some of Rocky's so-called music. Jesus.
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nocturnalsir e n 2 0 1 2
Do not confuse this amazing artist with ASAP rocky...incr e d i b l y rude.
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Who is this "Asap Rocky" character?
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Best lyricist there is, I always start my day out with a little Daylight. You won't be laughing!
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His music is so f**king good. I love this man!
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cheesutin
largest vocab in hip hop.
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pootysmokesc h
Aesop = finest lyricist ever created
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http://rappe r s . m d a n i e l s . c o m . s 3 - w e b s i t e - u s - e a s t - 1 . a m a z o n a w s . c o m / the top
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never realized aesop had a lisp until heard this song.
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Dont sleep on this Aesop rock
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All kinds of great artist on my grieves station.
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Damn I remember when I saw this guy live in Miami that s**t was the highlight of my high school life besides getting my deck played with pretty much all of the time by a bunch of hood rats, even though I would have never admitted that back in the day but that's only because most of them have kids now and I had to make sure that none of them were mine nah just kidding I love my son to death and back which I doubt that any of you who are reading this will ever be able to say when in your lifetime
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Damn right f**k ASAP rocky that guy is no where near close to being on aesop rocks level of rhymes or intelligence
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