Two of New York's best step into the arena bumping step into the arena.
Max Bell taught Kate Upton the Cat Daddy. A man and his cat should not be underestimated. The cat keeps man home, keeps man working to keep it alive and well fed. For the unfamiliar, the working man pictured above is Aesop Rock. He is forever buying cat food and thus forever on a roll. […]
Free flying horse rap for the fuck of it. Marq Spekt and Blockhead offer this cadeau (“gift” in French) as a token of appreciation in the wake of their Justplaywitit, released last week on Hipnott Records. The lineup is burnished with A-List rapping labyrinths, Aesop Rock and Open Mike Eagle. Over a pillowy psych-jazz sample, […]
Will Hagle reverse engineered his backpack. In my head I am creating a roster for an All Star team of rappers that I mostly can’t understand but still recognize as genius. For some reason it is a baseball team but Tony Parker is still MVP, MF Doom is behind the plate in a catcher’s mask […]
Zavala doesn’t get enough props, which is puzzling since he’s never made a wack beat in his life. He’s produced full lengths with Onry Ozzborn as Dark Time Sunshine. He’s remixed Aesop Rock. He’s rocked Low End Theory. He runs Fieldwerk Records with fellow Chicago producer Crushcon7. And his sound lends itself to backpackers and […]
Max Bell is just chillin eating lamb brain I gave up on my unspoken dream of becoming a rapper a long time ago. There are enough decent white rappers and Aesop Rock is already Aesop Rock. But there was a time when I wrote rhymes in the margins of college ruled notebooks, more focused on […]
If you go strictly by his production credits, Aesop Rock has been making beats since 2001. His first beat was the opener “Labor” on the masterpiece Labor Days. He tossed in “One of Four” as a hidden track on Daylight EP, a beat just as strong as anything his BFF Blockhead was contributing to his […]
Last year’s “Skelethon” surpassed expectations, both lyrically and production-wise. Personal tragedy, five years of gestation and creation, a few side projects here and there, and Aesop Rock emerged with his best album sans Blockhead. It might be his best album to date, or at least his most approachable. After his second weekend at Coachella, Aesop is headed […]
Had YouTube existed when I was in college, I would have memorized every single word of this cypher. At least, the El-P, Slug, and Aesop verses. I was never a big fan of Immortal “WARFARE IN THE JUNGLES OF GUATEMALA” Technique. There’s no tape date here and no concrete location, other than that they are […]
The Top 50 Albums of 2012 December 24, 2012
On a Previous Episode of the Passion of the Weiss: The Top 50 Albums of: 2011; 2010; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 50. House Shoes – Let it Go [Tres] No best album list is complete without something from Detroit. Nowhere else is as no frills and unvarnished. It operates as a palate cleanser to remind […]
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