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Friday, July 20, 2007

Block Party Band of the Day: Aesop Rock

posted by on July 20 at 11:00 AM

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Aesop Rock is an indie hip hop standby. You already know who he is—the man who stood at the forefront of the crowd back in the early aughts with Labor Days, whose weirdo turbo flow and East Coast provenance differentiated him (and Def Jux) from the pack of Detroit artists making the mainstream (Eminem, etc). Since then, other Def Jux artists have been carving out niches for themselves (RJD2, the Perceptionists, Mr. Lif), but Aesop Rock is still the cornerstone of that shop. His new album, None Shall Pass, is set to be released August 28th, so you can bet he’ll be previewing a lot of its tracks at his Block Party performance.

And you will want to see those tracks for sure. Judging from the title track available on his Myspace page, None Shall Pass is going to be an amazing album. It has lots of crazy guests including the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle (?!), El-P, Cage, and Camu Tao. Make sure to catch Aesop Rock in all his glory on the Main Stage on Saturday, July 28th, at 6:45 pm. It’s gonna be awesome.

(Wanna win tickets to the Block Party? Listen to the Setlist Podcast to find out how to enter.)

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1

Dammit fuck shit. I forgot that was this weekend. Stupid camping trip.

Posted by Jonah S | July 20, 2007 1:17 PM
2

next weekend, silly!

Posted by Ari Spool | July 20, 2007 1:26 PM
3

aesop isnt an emcee, he's a professional complainer.

Posted by brad | July 20, 2007 2:50 PM
4

You mean, like a blog commenter that gets paid?

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 20, 2007 3:25 PM
5

aw, skitch!!

Posted by lar | July 20, 2007 3:46 PM
6

Ace Rock slays.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | July 20, 2007 5:28 PM
7

AESOP FU*KIN ROCK.....DEF JUX...MOTHER F>>>>>KNEEWAY
LAST SHOW W/ CAGE. SHITSU GOT A DUI ON THE WAY HOMIE
GOT OUT LIKE 7 AM STILL FUCKING ROCKIN AND NOT TALKIN SCREAMIN ..NOW THATS HARD.GREAT PREFORMANCE.AESOP
AND ALL OF DEF JUX...MR.LIF WORD ONE.....

Posted by VOMIT SLEEP EATER | July 25, 2007 2:37 PM

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