Aesop Rock


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best of luck with your desk problems granny. i don't see why you guys don't like deep puddle... its slug, sole, doseone, alias and beats by jel. "i am hip hop" is one bad mother fucking song that speaks from each of the members of deep puddle as they observe alias getting stabbed by sole for 5 dollars at a slug show.

slug also has a really fresh flow that you have to fast foward past about a minute of dose one doing his worst doseone impression but its worth it once you reach it.

i got a liter of knobb creek
and a bottle of ether
got the second mob deep
creeping out of the speaker
would prefer to sit home
and drink cause its cheaper
why you trying to hide the eggs girl
you think that its easter?
ect... ect...

anyhow thats like the only anticon shit that you're gonna find slug on.

so you came out to the bay huh? sounds like ou had fun...well i'm gonna smoke a bowl and go to bed so i can be nice and rested for the long day i have tomorrow.

check out the aes rock track "sinister" i don't know whatalbum its from but i have the mp3 and that shit is ill as fuck.

>>By CAE!   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 07:41)

Ayo Just thought Id say whats up to everyone of yall on this board...And yeah i got a little question...So what do yall think of C-rayz Walz? I havent heard enough to really say hes ILL but The track i've heard are sick...Im in Indianapolis And its hard to get the scoop on Hip hop artist out here...The 2 years ive lived here Ive formed the conclusion that Indi is a cultural black hole...Stay Away just thought id warn You all...

yeah and any one heard the track Whothefuckareyou By C-rayz Walz good track peep it out if you havent it heard it

<Keep real,Keep it live,Keep it Hip hop>

>>By killz Wit Canz   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 09:12)

Killz Wit Canz: Lemme guess, you just found out about the uderworld of hip hop. It just sounds that way. Welcome back Grandma, its been hot as hell here, I went camping at Lake Goodwin this weekend, got back Sunday, got some color, yae~. Its supposed to be in the 90's today all around the Puget. But anyways....

About the Tony Hawk thing, I KNOW...whats up with that? I don't like that song NEITHER. But I do like the eyedea and abilities song Big Shot. It makes me want to dance B-Boy style.
Thats all I have for now. Ta Ta!

>>By Lindsey   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 22:32)

So you're from the NoWe? That's cool. My bro lives in Edmonds. I used to live up on Orcas Island...and I think I am going to go to grad school up in Vancouver...there is just something about that area that I really like.
over and out

>>By Eh Sopp   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 01:16)

Aesop is dope no dought about dat. he just rips along with the other Def Jux Junkies: i just want to drop sum props
and letting everyone know dat Aesop is a one of a kind Lyricist who is one of the few real MCs out there:

>>By Epid   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 16:12)

hello from australia..
nyarr. ive enjoyed reading bout that mad cat aesop rock.. since i heard tugbout complex on the radio i HAD TO find more of his sh*t... and i done fell in love with his style since '01... if they any people out of oz on this forum.. drop me a mail, cuz im seriously considering trying to work at bringin tha def jukie crew out here.. i need support. i been waiting for some word that he may consider taking a tour of australia, i know melb and sydney will support that...
just bringing the love from melbURN and letting you all know how deep i consider what ace rock has to say... fu%kin brain in that head..
"I only write shit down when I believe it
So take this how you want, but know I mean it"


>>By auspicious   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 18:10)

Yes sir, Im about 15 minutes from downtown and we have everything, we have the coast, we have the desert ( AKA Eastern Wa.), we have the mountains, we have the forest, and its only a couple hours drive to every single one of those climates. I love it here. Nothing better.
Hahaha, I could just laugh when I think of Aesop doing a show in the outback, a bunch of groupies running up to him," will you sign my boomarang??!!" ( mate... ) Just kidding. But I havent heard anything about a Austrailian tour, you might want to ask def jux about that one.
Im done, see you kidz later.

>>By Lindsey   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 21:46)

Hey Auspicious, I would love to trade places with you for a minute, so I could check out Australia and you could go on DefJux tour. Ever since i picked up a didgereedo and a national geographic Ive been dying to go check it out. Too bad I cant teleport myself, i can not fly that long.

Yes Lindsey, I know, I got the forest in my backyard, the mountains on the horizon, the desert in the sandbox and the city down the block (although I am technically living in Seattle, there's no skyscrapers on my block) I noticed alot more cacti in the bay area. Tons of people have big BIG cactuseses in their backyards in Oakland and Berkeley. Does your yard or apartment complex have a cactus CAE? Maybe your name stands for Cactus Adorned Edifice.

I cant remember who asked about Walz, but anyways. I loved him on Bent Life with Aesop so i downloaded some other tracks that were allright. Expand is pretty good, I cant remember anymore off the top of my head but theres one with a piano that i really like. but yes good flow, good beats, and you gotta love nine iron pronounced
nyne eye-uhn. good ol east coasters. I wanna go back to NY so bad. Especially in the summer with people oozing out of the streets everywhere. I dont care what anyone says, people are friendlier over there.

blah blah, city dynamics, creep huddle dynamics, befuddles acrobatics,

better finish before i bore all ya fanatics

>>By grandmascolofrulrocks   (Wednesday, 23 Jul 2003 05:29)

Utah is also very beautiful. I have to *choke* that out because it is so damn hot right now I'm going bonkers.

>>By Eh Sopp   (Wednesday, 23 Jul 2003 07:56)

speaking of crayz walz, STRONGHOLD

>>By suitoronomy   (Wednesday, 23 Jul 2003 19:34)

Cacti ahe'? Those things live forever. Hey grandma----I wanna go to NY too, but I'd rather go in the autumn. I heard it is great in the fall. Plus, thats my favorite season, that also may be because I love halloween. Other than that, Im dying to visit southern Italy. Okay well, I need to go, I want to make an Aesop compilation CD, anyone got any ideas????

>>By Lindsey   (Thursday, 24 Jul 2003 22:53)

Hi everyone, I'm James and I enjoy long walks off short piers.

Anyway, I ran across this clusterfuck while looking for info on bazooka tooth a couple weeks ago (ha... funny thing is I'll have my own copy in under 10 days; envy me). Retrospect aside, I just wanted to clear a few things up.

I wouldn't sweat El turning corporate for the dollar, considering what he went through with Rawkus way back when it just wouldn't follow suit.

Definitive Jux is a profit share company, meaning after all the artists take in their personal profits from each release, the label breaks even (probably even skims 32 cents off the top for equipment upkeep and whatnot) , then the remaining duckets are distributed among the artists. Somehow I'm not seeing El as a very decimal-oriented label head.

And for whoever was saying 'El just signed SA Smash for the sake of selling records to the drink 'n fuck bitches demographic...' ...NO. Jux is a whole bunch of friends (emphasis on "friends") with a common interest: making a living out of doing what they enjoy. I'm sure the vast majority of kids that listen to the Jux guys think the artists are pupil-void druids seeing the world in Fantastic Planted 200ft. Drog vision and reverb/delay effects on their day to day voices that make virgin's eyes bleed upon and burn pentagram into backs upon auditory contact. Well, things are a bit more simple than that. A bunch of dudes who came up in similar conditions and recognize a lot of the same things and tend to convey some of the same ideas... but I bet when they're not in the studio they're playing video games, drinking, trying to get laid, hitting up a club or two (fuck, maybe catching punk shows I dunno)... I imagine almost all those guys say a lot of the shit in the context of casual conversation that S.A. Smash would say on record; and if they did, what then would you think of your indie hop celebs?

Shere Kahn, badass song. Aes and Dub-L don't communicate anymore from what I've heard... how many years ago did that last Aes/Dub track come out? Which hugs the fat one cause when they did collab. the result was concussion clusters. Oi vey.

Whatever, what really matters is that I'll have a copy of Bazooka Tooth in under two weeks... and from what I've heard you're not going to hear another Daylight/1000 Deaths/Hold The Cup... think Nickle Plated Pockets... dirty digital, dust and scratches, from-tape-to-CD-quality-in-the-year-2059.

That El/DJ Vladmir(?) track Viagra is nice as fuck.
Does anyone know what New York Electric is on?

Thanks for your patience,

>>By kickasspogostick   (Thursday, 24 Jul 2003 23:40)

Lo Deck, Thirstin Howl, Aes, Illogic and Megalah on one track.

>>By kickasspogostick   (Thursday, 24 Jul 2003 23:54)

yeah, the no jumper cables video is dope as fuck. whoever said aes never mentions hip hop is pretty over par.

smashy trashy... if you don't like camu tao, listen to his stuff with cage on nighthawks. the guy's from columbus, all of those guys kill shit. i want a jakki solo album..

>>By kickasspogostick   (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 15:44)

man whats happening with this forum? There is only 4 pages instead of 14. I dont think I got sucked into a time warp, Ive already had my daily quota of flashbacks and theres no discernable patern of the dissapearence of certain messages. I bet flork did it.
granny rocking on her rocker to the aes rock

>>By grandmascolorfulrocks   (Saturday, 26 Jul 2003 01:31)

I figured it out. its that y2k shit.

>>By grandmascolorfulrocks   (Saturday, 26 Jul 2003 01:33)

Does anyone know if AR has any plans to come to Ireland anytime soon?

>>By Mary   (Sunday, 27 Jul 2003 15:27)

Dunno. Ask a jukie.

I have 8 of the new tracks and it's different. Camp Lo makes it, as I figured. I'm still going to buy it when it comes out, gotta keep the tailor paid. Pashe.

>>By kickasspogostick   (Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003 21:27)

Aesop Rock and Murs are going to be at Bumbershoot.

>>By grandmascolorfulrocks   (Wednesday, 20 Aug 2003 11:23)

What the fuck! This board is full of tangential shit and stupid comments like "I like Aesop." Who here doesn't? ....anyway

Maybe I can start some useful and intelligent discussion here. I'm interesting in analyzing his lyrics, as many of them are confusing and may sound like jibberish. I'm under the firm belief that they are not, which is why I have set out on this task. So, to begin, how about we discuss "daylight," something I'm sure you've all heard. If anyone has answers or ideas about the meaning, themes or imagery of this song, please respond and we can foster some great discussion. Even little bits that explain jibberish type sentances would help. E.g. - what does "Who split holiday freak on a box-cut cinema high road bellow" mean (I think thats what he says). Ohh, one more thing, I couldn't find any reliable lyrics to this song online, so I adapted them myself. I'll post them below, if you think part of my transcription is wrong, please let me know and we can discuss that too.

Yo...put one up or shackle me, not clean logic procreation
I did not invent the wheel I was the crooked spoke adjacent
While the triple sixers lassos keep angels roped in the basement
I walk the block with a halo and a stick poking your patience
Ya'll catch a 30 second flash visual
Dirty cooperative net platoon bloom head should split Ridiculous
fathom the splicing of first generation
fuck up with trickle down anti-hero smack (Cracking!)
I pace the game to zero hour completion green (Splash!)
Took an early retirement pick a dream
American nightmare hogging the screen
I'll hold the door open so you can stumble in
If you'd stop following me around the jungle gym
Now it's an honor and I spell it with the 'H' I stole from heritage
Merit crutch stole the wretched refuse of my teaming resonance
I promise tempers towards breed with a leading conscious
See the creed acts since responsive but my sports outsource the wattage
And I'm sleeping now (Wow!) And the settlers laugh
You won't be laughing when your covered wagons crash
You won't be laughing when the buzzards drag your brother's flags to rags
You won't be laughing when your front lawn is spangled with epitaphs
(won't be laughing!)
Then I'll hang my boots to rest when I'm impressed
So I triple knot and forgot em
This origami dream is beautiful
but man those wings will never leave the ground
Without a feather and a lottery ticket, now settle down

All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day,
put the pieces back together my way.
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day,
put the pieces back together my way.
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day,
put the pieces back together my way.
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day,
put the pieces back together my way.

Slacker bouted and a tabloid headline with a pulse
Shimmy cross the centerfold, and a dead time engulfed
Divy crumbs for the better souls with seven deadly
Stained to hear the playing to crystal conscious
The results a low life counting on one hand what he's accomplished
Ok, lift me to activism chain activate street sweep
Plug in deteriorating sentiment pen dragging
I hack swords wars for the morbid spreading of mad men
(Now he's got soul!)
Sick in their licoln log cabin in Charlie Chaplin waddle
(I could!)
zig zag and zig 'em again put a badge clean
Sparkle in my brick wall windows another thick installment
of one night in Gotham without the wretched
(Houston we have a problem!)
attached to the festered batch of city goblins
Who split holiday freak on a box-cut cinema high road bellow
Head gripped! Watch red bricks turn yellow
Sort of similar to most backbones at camp Icarus
raw feeling class congregating and paper for bickering
Life's not a bitch life is a beautiful woman
You only call her a bitch because she wouldn't let you get that pussy
Maybe she didn't feel y'all shared any similar interests
Or maybe you're just an asshole who couldn't sweet talk a princess
Kiss the speaker wire feed her pacifism pagan thresh hold
Stomach full of halo kibbles
Wings span cast black upon visuals see the duck hunt ticker tape
Vision and pick apart the pixels
I got a friend of polar nature and it's all peace
When I seek similar stars but can't sit at the same feast
Metal Captain!
This cat is asking if I've seen his bit a lost passion
I told him: "Yeah, but only when I peddle past him"

>>By Atrocity   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 06:01)

By LoGik... the pie is you're splatting the same faces he is like three stoog gimmicks caught televised attention way back when... it geets real hands on when drawn comparisons de-leash born selfless... an image is an image is an image like Human On Humanity emaciates attention sand of the upper funnel...

On that note I got something:

feed me intravenous
but do it with butterfly syringes...

Vagina Beef's got a point but even my mom's Michael Franty loving self has a tender spot for old Aes Riz anyhow...

Aes has got the weight of the level tipping his sway that's for sure. I know I don't have a whole chat sight about my skinny self.
Atrocity's got it down.
Every class in community college got kids saying "I like'd what I read" or "I think that break-through is a good thing"(.....YOU GOT TO HEAR TH0SE WORDS IN A "MEN ON FILM" KIND OF VOICE)
yeah here comes "the day I die from grimace overload"
-Aesop Rock

heads be I see glued to "holiday freak on a box-cut cinema"
-Aesop Rock

Missed the selah...
Ears aren't so in tuned to me as dear old haven't had a hand shake with mountain of abstact challenge sleepless album after album after album rocking third rock from a parable based inuendo unfolded like paper cranes do sigh the wind of opinion... TURN THE VOLUME UP!
cause I ain't got nothin' to say. . . .

>>By By Ear   (Wednesday, 15 Oct 2003 00:27)

Did anybody get as wet as i did over the campLo track?

>>By By Ear   (Thursday, 16 Oct 2003 22:53)

i tink thet ace rizzle should hook it up wit busdriver. that sh1t wud b3 sooooo leet..... i jus think aes' flows so amazingly. hiz voice and rhym style is fav song right now is close to insanity....where he flows slow, tehn speeds up is so tight the buttons fly off!!

jus my 2 c3nts.

>>By muskiwolf   (Wednesday, 29 Oct 2003 19:09)

Aesop is by far the best emcee I have ever heard! He is the future of music of our kind. He is advance. they should of asked him to be on the soundtrack of the Matrix series. that would of been tight!

>>By Mere_C   (Saturday, 15 Nov 2003 00:58)

There maybe people out there that sound like his voice, but no one... and I mean no one, can match his style. I would like to see some try and keep up with every word and enuciation of his songs. I wish I could sing along to every word. As soon as I try I get lost in trying to understand the meaning of what he is saying. So instead of keeping up.. I follow aka LISTEN!

>>By Mere_C   (Saturday, 15 Nov 2003 01:01)

Aesop Rock is coming to Portland in December!!

YES~ My prayer was answered...well it was more wishful thinking than a prayer, but ya'll know what I mean!!!

>>By Mere_C   (Sunday, 16 Nov 2003 21:03)

just found this forum and I'm wondering what track people consider Aesop's illest. I know there's a gang of real tight songs but if you had to choose one track to sit and listen to for the rest of your pathetic life what would it be. I gotta go with Tugboat Complex

>>By granther   (Monday, 17 Nov 2003 10:04)

So many of Aesop Rocks songs consist of the same meanings. I'll have to break Bazooka Tooth in before I comment on that one. Too much music so little time.

>>By Mere_C   (Monday, 17 Nov 2003 21:15)

Close To Insanity. I could melt in that voice. The only difference between my love for that voice and my love for Beth Gibbons' voice is that one is love for that voice and one is love for Beth Gibbons' voice.
"It is a love such as this that I've developed for my practice..."
fuck it. that's it.
Bazooka tooth is tight in that it attacks both left and right brain with the severe panning of smelly trash can orchestrated El P clank flaused the fuck out aesop's teeth but no...
The best part of that entire album's gotta be "Aboard the Battleship grey... sky..."
You can hear his dry gums reflecting the soulforms we can't help but call words dogs.
Aesop's tight, but so is the kat who plays the tres and tours in a zoot with Omara Portuondo.

>>By By Ear   (Wednesday, 26 Nov 2003 02:50)

with flows that truly reflect the scattered thought-patterns of man, the rhymes aes recites sound like instead of coming from pen on paper, he somehow leaked them out of himself, pure head-space fluidity. almost as though he doesnt exert even the slightest amount of energy in actually writing the lyrics, aes sounds like he's gotta sew his lips shut whilst not performing, to avoid the (potentially embarassing) tidal waves of thought rolling out of his mouth. undiluted, un-format-computed, emotion.
thank you for your time.
agree with me.

>>By silhouette   (Monday, 1 Dec 2003 11:15)

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