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Birth Name:
Ian Matthias Bavitz

Born:
Aesop Rock

Genre:
Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'90s, '00s

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Aesop Rock

Biography

Building on the rapping style of eccentrics Kool Keith and Del tha Funkee 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.

Top Albums

Zero Dark Thirty - Single, Aesop Rock
1. Zero Dark Th..
None Shall Pass (Bonus Track Version), Aesop Rock
2. None Shall P..
Daylight - EP, Aesop Rock
3. Daylight - E..
Labor Days, Aesop Rock
4. Labor Days
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, Aesop Rock
5. Fast Cars, D..
Bazooka Tooth, Aesop Rock
6. Bazooka Toot..
Labor Days, Aesop Rock
7. Labor Days
None Shall Pass - Instrumentals And Accapellas, Aesop Rock
8. None Shall P..
Coffee 12
9. Coffee 12&qu..
None Shall Pass - Single, Aesop Rock
10. None Shall P..
Daylight, Aesop Rock
11. Daylight
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, Aesop Rock
12. Fast Cars, D..
Aesop Rock, Float
13. Float
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, Aesop Rock
14. Fast Cars, D..
None Shall Pass - Single, Aesop Rock
15. None Shall P..
Fast Cars - Single, Aesop Rock
16. Fast Cars - ..
Quiet (feat. Aesop Rock) - EP, Folk and Stress
17. Quiet (feat...
Daylight EP, Aesop Rock
18. Daylight EP
The Baskervilles (Amp Live Remix) [feat. Aesop Rock & Yak Ballz] - Single, Tokyo Police Club
19. The Baskervi..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty - Single3:21$0.99
2.
DaylightDaylight - EP4:25$0.99
3.
None Shall PassNone Shall Pass (Bonus Trac..4:03$0.99
4.
CoffeeNone Shall Pass (Bonus Trac..9:33$0.99
5.
Zero Dark Thirty (Instrumental)Zero Dark Thirty - Single3:21$0.99
6.
Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty - Single3:21$0.99
7.
Numb (To The Guns)Prof In…Convexed4:37$0.99
8.
Explanation (feat. Aesop Rock)Camobear Green2:58$0.99
9.
PreservationWu-Tang Meets The Indie Cul..2:26$0.99
10.
PreservationBabygrande Presents Beat Do..2:26$0.99
11.
D-UpDefinitive Jux Presents 43:32$0.99
12.
Reports of a Possible Kidnapping (fe..Definitive Jux Presents 44:40$0.99
13.
ShovelLabor Days4:45$0.99
14.
9-5er's AnthemLabor Days4:38$0.99
15.
Yes and The Y'allLabor Days4:04$0.99
16.
Bent LifeLabor Days4:49$0.99
17.
BoomboxLabor Days5:05$0.99
18.
BatteryLabor Days5:07$0.99
19.
ComaLabor Days3:56$0.99
20.
Tugboat Complex pt. 3Labor Days3:46$0.99
21.
One BrickLabor Days4:32$0.99
22.
No RegretsLabor Days4:31$0.99
23.
FlashfloodLabor Days3:54$0.99
24.
Save YourselfLabor Days4:59$0.99
25.
DaylightLabor Days4:26$0.99

Top Music Videos

None Shall Pass, Aesop Rock
1. None Shall Pas..
Coffee, Aesop Rock
2. Coffee
Fast Cars, Aesop Rock
3. Fast Cars
Freeze, Aesop Rock
4. Freeze
No Jumper Cables, Aesop Rock
5. No Jumper Cabl..


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