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I've barely gotten into Aesop Rock past 1 track, I should really take the time to invest into his music. I'm not a huge fan of that new song just posted but I'd imagine I should enjoy his other stuff. Any reccomendations?
Start with Labor Days. It's generally regarded as his best album and one of the best hip hop albums of the last 20 years.
A message from Aesop Rock Ė
"Here is something new - KLUTZ.
Occasionally song structure eludes me and it feels good. No problem-solving or pesky hit chorus, just rambling. Klutz is such a moment. I had started a couple things to this beat before sacrificing it to the gods of not-shutting-up, but this seemed a fitting fate. I hope you enjoy it.
My longtime video collaborator, Rob Shaw, helped visualize my long-windedness, and Iím excited to have Steve Espo Powers gracing the artwork for the release.
Lyrics below. Thank you."
Canít mother**** a mother****er, from the underfunded Klutz who never undercut the butcher, The pick-a-booger-at-your-wake is bumping ďIím your pusherĒ also at your wake, Juvenile Intruders at the gate, brooding over waking history that bubbles from the blinking 12s of VCRs and Microwaves, like time machines for shrinking elders, rifling through their recipe, carrots, onions, celery, what unique amalgam of piss and repugnant energy spun him out of the 70s, to b-line for dessert? Fire-eater trying to keep it on the green side of the dirt, this is tea-time with the worst, geriatrics on decline of berserk, back in my day we were 3x more alert, now I go through my old clothing trying to find nostalgic threads to sell, walk away feeling like I should have never dressed myself, sincerely I was never on the cutting edge, my hand was on the hilt, youíre free to build with the other end, shriek into the vacuum If in spite of your accomplishments, you wake up feeling empty like Houdiniís grave probably is, volley with the quintessential digital-ager, Im offended by everything, my opinions comes in manger, oh boy, depreciating since they drove me off the lot, still into ghost stories and pot and the classic coconut bra, procedural crime drama shows with holes in the plot, and reminding clones thereís more to coping than a nose full of snot, ah, old pros throw 'bows to the 808, you couldn't throw a rope over a baby gate, bishop to queen 4 in damn Daniels under ram skulls, plan for cloudy with a chance of anvils, fever dreams of padded cells and jagged pills in frozen pipes, socialites from pageant hell with plastic smells and robot eyes, Iím hoping you all grow into the sentience you assume, as your moment of self-reflection is a moment for me too, look, with the steel chair, sure to serve the veal rare, brush up your evasion and basic tactical field care, I was on that constant futile rage before the internet, I been ignored for longer than youíve been interested, the posse promise you nobody feels threatened by a scarecrow covered in crows who feel welcomed, thatís like hellions thinking hell is just ok but needs some polish, It helps to know intimidationís all about the optics, come duck a bounty, it's a hoot, Suffolk County it's a zoo, puppy chow and bitches brew, it's not exactly chicken soup, itís heavy-lifters lifting, itís ginseng on his whistling, itís we donít find the flippancy convincing, 2 for flinching, older yeller, never knew a no-kill shelter in his doggie days, now I draw my neighbors over Kouign-amanns and coffee stains, a walled and whirling urchin, more observant than audacious, I document the great unwashed and curse in Lithuanian, for a gallery of grifters channeling Sidís action figures grafted with his little sisterís after markers glue and scissors, itís trippy, the truth and fiction moving to a center, maybe itís weirder theyíve never been photographed together, sometimes the stomach disappears from under a retreating lens, and patterns of a need to please abusive folk reveal themselves, Iím peeling back the layers, Iím sneaking past the lasers, Iím a lover, Iím a fighter, Iím a seed to blackened acres, the dogs I think are following me home are out to kill me, your music makes a mother****er wanna move to Elm Street, rejection of the spirit by the body at your service, if you mess-up every friendship come get swept up in the current, here, wheels fall off of cars when they see him, seas part, green trees march out of Eden, I'm known to eat the heart and keep the archery uneven, are you starting to be part of the kinesis?