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Aesop Rock and Tobacco Are Malibu Ken and They're Here to Get Weird

Noted hip-hop wordsmith Aesop Rock cedes production duties to focus on making the most of his million-word vocabulary on Malibu Ken.

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Aesop Rock - "Blood Sandwich" (Singles Going Steady)

Aesop Rock paints a cryptic, acid-tongued hip-hop narrative through intricate wordplay and an effortlessly dexterous rhyme scheme.

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Aesop Rock - "Rings" (Singles Going Steady)

"Rings" shows Aesop Rock at his most lyrically venomous and rhythmically psychotic.

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Fundraiser Concert: A Chat with Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic

Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic's Hail Mary Mallon project is one of indie-rap's best kept secrets, but nothing compares to Rob's knowledge of Conway Twitty albums.

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Busdriver - "Ego Death (feat. Aesop Rock + Danny Brown)" (video)

The ever-eccentric rapper Busdriver has just dropped his newest music video, "Ego Death", featuring contributions from Aesop Rock and Danny Brown.

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Aesop Rock: Skelethon

Skelethon is an oddly current release that shows an seasoned artist maintaining both creativity and ambition.

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Aesop Rock on Tour (photos + tour dates)

Aesop Rock is on tour in support of sixth studio album Skelethon, which was released on July 10 and debuted in the #21 spot on the Billboard 200. He's joined on tour by Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Edison, and Dark Time Sunshine.

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Capitol Hill Block Party: 20 - 22 July 2012 - Seattle

A weekend full of live music including performances by Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Major Lazer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, Father John Misty, John Maus, Porcelain Raft, Spaceghostpurrp, King Tuff, Blood Diamonds and more.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for July

The record release schedule usually cools off as summer heats up, but this July offers its fair share of highly anticipated albums from across the musical spectrum.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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Dirty Ghosts: Metal Moon

Old hand at the rock game Allyson Baker teams up with husband Aesop Rock -- and takes up singing -- on the debut album from her project Dirty Ghosts.

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Blockhead: The Music Scene

Returning to the darkness that he was so comfortable with on his first two albums, Blockhead sounds like he's home and loving it.

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Themselves: theFREEhoudini

"Party Rap Sucks", goes the title of one track here, but if anything this sounds like a wholly celebratory record.

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Aesop Rock

"This is one of the best days of my career right here," Aesop Rock says as the turntable belts start to cool. Musicians are generally full of shit, and usually they're lying when they say things like that in Cleveland, but here I'm inclined to buy it.

Vijith Asssar
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Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass

With Bazooka Tooth retired (or dead?), Ian Matthias Bavitz, now in his 30s, wonders what to do with Aesop Rock?

Gentry Boeckel
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Aesop Rock: All Day: Nike+ Original Run

Walk with me while I try to exercise to this mix for 45 minutes. Please?

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