Monday, 02 August 2010
Over the last 4 or 5 years I have become more of a fan of underground hip hop. I fell in love with artists like Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Cage, and Brother Ali. Only recently did I start getting into Aesop Rock and his abstract rhymes.
He might be the most intricate rapper I have ever heard. Half of the time I can't even follow what he is talking about because of how well he rhymes and how fast he speaks. I had his latest cd "None Shall Pass" for a while and like about 2/3's of the cd. But I recently got his older cd "Labor Days" and have fallen in love.
Labor Days might just be my new chill out album for life. The beats and samples are just incredible and Aes's rhymes and themes are genius. Songs like "9 to 5'er's Anthem" and "One Brick" and "Save Yourself" pull you in with their stories and ideas.
I have been coming home from work or cruising in my car with the album blasting. It's definitely one of my new hip hop favorites.
Aesop Rock might be one of the strangest rappers out there but I think he also might be one of the best. If you have heard his new stuff, you should definitely check out his old stuff like "Labor Days" and "Bazooka Tooth."
What do you think of Aesop Rock? Or Who is your favorite underground Hip Hop artist?