Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock Is a Stay-at-Home Puppet in ‘Kirby’ Video

Aesop Rock is a lyrically dense rhymer of multiple idiosyncrasies. One of them is the ability to make a decent ode to his cat. Today…
Brian Josephs / June 27, 2016

Aesop Rock Performs on ‘The Late Show’ With Yo La Tengo

Aesop Rock has been rapping professionally for about 20 years, known as an acclaimed lyricist for a majority of them. But his appearance on last…
Brian Josephs / June 14, 2016

Review: Aesop Rock Won’t Shut the Hell Up on ‘The Impossible Kid’

Former Myspace nerds like myself first heard Aesop Rock because of tracks like 2005's "Facemelter," a zany, lyrically dense song just like all of his…
Safy-Hallan Farah / May 4, 2016

Listen to Aesop Rock’s Geeky Reworking of Pusha T’s ‘Untouchable’

Aesop Rock has shared his own version of Pusha T's "Untouchable," keeping the Timbaland-produced beat and replacing the lyrics with a wild stream of consciousness…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2016

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman Eat a Whole Food Web

We're inundated with so much music now that, more and more, great collections of songs go unnoticed — especially when music critics go into hyperdrive during…
SPIN Staff / January 8, 2016

Photos: Lil BUB and Her Famous Friends

Lil BUB is one of the most famous cats on the planet. She has her own documentary, online talk show, hardcover book, primetime Animal Planet…
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2014

Hear Busdriver’s Prickly Collab with Danny Brown and Aesop Rock

Los Angeles favorite art-rap favorite Busdriver is back not only with news of a new album called Perfect Hair, but also a psychedelic single called…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2014

See Who Has the Biggest Vocabulary in Rap

New York-based "designer, coder, and data scientist" Matt Daniels has taken on a number of nerdy, statistically minded rap projects over the years. Most recently,…
Colin Joyce / May 5, 2014

Coachella 2013 Friday Fieldnotes: Lindsay Lohan, Tears for Alt-J, the O.G. Yelling Goat

This year the fest's wristbands include a chip that must be scanned when you're entering or leaving certain areas of the grounds. Being a music…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2013

Aesop Rock Plays Vintage Arcade Games in ‘Homemade Mummy’ Video

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…
Chris Martins / October 22, 2012

Aesop Rock, ‘Skelethon’ (Rhymesayers)

With Kimya Dawson in tow and beat poems about Converse and haircuts, Aes Rock is the hip rap-dad you never had.
Mosi Reeves / July 10, 2012