Aesop Rock Plays Vintage Arcade Games in 'Homemade Mummy' Video

The hip rap-dad you never had gets his little kid on

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Aesop Rock's recent Skelethon LP may cast the San Francisco cult MC as "the hip rap-dad you never had," but the new video for macabre album standout "Homemade Mummy" finds ol' Jabberwocky Superfly and his bros playing kiddie games at the local arcade. Aes' Hail Mary Mallon homie Rob Sonic joins in the fun, which includes everything from Ms. Pac-Man duels to carnival-style strongman contests. We'd like to think the man was inspired by SPIN's recent roundup,  Arcade Fire: 50 Rap Songs Based on Video Game Samples, or at least Frank Ocean's Saturday Night Live performance. Aesop is on the road with Sonic, DJ Big Whiz, and Dark Time Sunshine.

Aesop Rock tour dates:
October 23 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
October 24 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
October 26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
October 27 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Theatre
October 29 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
October 30 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
October 31 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
November 2 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
November 3 - S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
November 5 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
November 6 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

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