October 12, 2007

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It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a huge Aesop Rock fan (see my Stylus review where I try to re-invent what it means to be pretentious,) so needless to say I was pretty amped to interview Mr. Bazooka Tooth himself. Of course, when it came time to write my interview questions, I was completely stumped. At this point, I’m reasonably convinced that there is an inverse relationship of my interview ability with how much I respect their work of the artist I’m interviewing. (the Will “Okkervil River” Scheff interview was just straight awkward).

So maybe it’s for the best that Aesop flaked on the phoner and wanted to do things via e-mail. This saved the futility of stammering around like some sort of tongue-twisted yahoo (no Serious). Bottom line, the story’s up now at the Arizona Republic and I think it came out fairly well. Aesop talks MTV (he was recently named Artist of the Week), the state of contemporary hip-hop and why Blockhead won’t do another Party Fun Action Committee. Also, be sure to scoop up the B-sides and rarities tracks below. They’re all highly recommended if you’re into that sort of thing.

My Aesop Rock Feature in the Arizona Republic

Download:
MP3: Aesop Rock-“Wise Up”
MP3: Aesop Rock-“Take me to the Basement”

MP3: Aesop Rock-“Water”
MP3: Aesop Rock ft. Vast Aire-“Sinister”

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