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Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Is Not A Top Tier Lyricist

In the eyes of many Hip-Hop fans, Chicago's Lupe Fiasco was an exciting addition to the music and culture during the mid-2000s. In his first two albums, a slew of mixtapes, and a la carte songs, the Chicago, Illinois native won over the masses and represented a new guard of... Read more

Aesop Rock Mourns A Fallen MC & Spits Personal Bars Of Pain (Video)

Nine years ago today (May 25, 2008), MC/producer Camu Tao (aka Tero Smith) died after a battle with lung cancer. At a time when his solo career was gaining strong traction, the Columbus, Ohio native was a linchpin to The Weathermen, MHz, S.A. Smash, Nighthawks groups and El-P's Definitive Jux... Read more

15 Years Ago MF DOOM & Aesop Rock Shined Light Upon The “Black List” (Audio)

Earlier this year, Aesop Rock released The Impossible Kid. Down with the Rhymesayers crew, the LP marked the New Yorker's fourth consecutive solo work to appear on the Top 200. In this particular case, the album was the Hail Mary Mallon front-man's second straight Top 30 entry. This is a... Read more

Listen To Aesop Rock’s Next Album While Watching A Shot-For-Shot Remake Of “The Shining”

Since the late 1990s, Aesop Rock has been an artist in every since of the word. The Long Island, New York MC, poet, and visual artist has tackled multiple mediums in a career that includes six solo albums, as well as work with the Weathermen, The Uncluded, and Hail Mary... Read more

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s New EP is a Head Scratcher…In a Good Way (EP Stream)

Two of Hip-Hop's most celebrated indie artists quietly released a collaborative E.P. earlier this week, and it's another remarkable release Heads have come to expect from Stones Throw. Called Lice, the project is the result of a partnership between celebrated MCs Aesop Rock, whose impressive discography stretches back to 1996;... Read more

15 Years Ago, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common & More Used Hip-Hop for Justice. The Fight Continues.

Police officers (and law enforcement officials) murdering unarmed people of color has been a resounding issue, especially since the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. However, while mainstream media has not always looked at the issue that extends back throughout the United States' history, other media has. One of those sources... Read more

Aesop Rock Unleashes Two Sinister New Songs Filled With Cynicism & Wordplay (Audio)

Aesop Rock's solo interests have been largely quieted since 2012's Skelethon album (which marked a charting pinnacle for the veteran). Focused on his Hail Mary Mallon crew, and other artistic interests, the Def Jukie-turned-Rhymesayer spent most of 2013 and 2014 in such a mind-frame. 2015 returns to form, directionally as... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Who is Your Wildcard Pick for Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Who Has Rap’s Biggest Vocabulary On The Hip-Hop Flow Chart?

Remember the intricate infographic that data scientist and Hip-Hop enthusiast Matt Daniels compiled displaying the artists with the biggest vocabularies in the game? Including the likes of the statistically most lyrical wordsmith, Aesop Rock, as well as the Wu-Tang Clan, Drake, Eminem, and Jay-Z, Daniels broke down over 75 artists'... Read more

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead’s SumOfItsParts Is As Cool Visually As It Is Sonically (Video)

Yesterday (July 29), Philadelphia MC MarQ Spekt and Manhattan producer/DJ Blockhead released Justplaywitit, their first collaborative LP. Like all albums, the artists may hope that it's a "sum of its parts." The second single shares that sentiment. The video from the Cunninlynguist and Aesop Rock affiliates, respectively, features mixed media,... Read more

Philly Underground Vet MarQ Spekt Links With Aesop Rock’s Homie Blockhead & The Results Knock (Audio)

Philadelphia MC MarQ Spekt recently released a whole album with Cunninlynguists' MC/producer Kno. 2011's Machete Vision was an underground favorite in many circles. Now MarQ links with another veteran producer from the Underground Hip-Hop glory days, Blockhead. Block', who just made a stellar 2013 LP with Columbus, Ohio MC/poet/author Illogic... Read more

Discover Which MC Lyricist Reigns Supreme As Hip-Hop’s Top Wordsmith (Infographic)

Matt Daniels, designer, coder, and data scientist at Undercurrent in New York, has just compiled the first 35,000 lyrics from 85 of the most well respected, sought after MC talents in the industry into one of the greatest user friendly infographics for Heads in some time, to discover who reigns... Read more

Aesop Rock – Skelethon (Full Album Stream)

Aesop Rock has been dropping a lot of heat over the last couple of weeks, including one of the best videos of the year ZZZ Top. Here's a full stream of his new album Skelethon. You can listen to the whole album below and buy it here. Related: Aesop Rock... Read more

Aesop Rock – ZZZ Top (Video)

Aesop Rock just dropped one of the dopest videos of the year. Hands down. In fact, it's not even right to call it a video. Instead, it's a genius short martial arts film. Check out ZZZ Top. And, if you need some more martial arts in your life, check out... Read more

Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty (Video)

We included Aesop Rock's Zero Dark Thirty on our playlist featuring some of the best music to drop in April. Now, he hits us with the video that is sure to be one of the best of May. It's simply hard rhyming and dope graffiti effects. Check it out below.... Read more

Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty

Here's a hot joint from Aesop Rock. Check out Zero Dark Thirty.  Related:  MF Doom & Ghostface Killah - Victory Laps... Read more

Evidence – Late for the Sky ft Slug and Aesop Rock

Evidence's album Cats and Dogs is in stores in 2 weeks. Until then, here's some brand new heat from the album. Check out Late for the Sky featuring Slug and Aesop Rock. Click the arrow on the right side of the player to download.... Read more

Murs and Aesop Rock, two underground kings, connect on Varsity Blues.

Murs is on the verse and Aesop Rock is on the boards.  Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jga3vhG95rk&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Here are 2 dope joints straight from the underground. Check out Varsity Blues 2 by Murs and I’ma Murder by Jarren Benton.

Murs' Varsity Blues was produced by Aesop Rock and I'ma Murder was produced by SMKA.  Both showcase lyrics first but the tracks are still official.  I might blow up but I won't go pop... Murs - Varsity Blues Click here to download. Jarren Benton w SMKA - I'ma Murder Click... Read more