Aesop Rock

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Ian Matthias Bavitz (born June 5, 1976), better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon. He was at the forefront of the new wave of underground and alternative hip hop acts that emerged during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label until it went on hiatus in 2010. betterPropaganda ranked him at number 19 at the Top 100 Artists of the Decade.

He is a member of the groups The Weathermen, Hail Mary Mallon (with Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz), The Uncluded (with Kimya Dawson) and Two of Every Animal (with Cage). Regarding his name, he said: "I acquired the name Aesop from a movie I had acted in with some friends. It was my character's name and it sort of stuck. The rock part came later just from throwing it in rhymes."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Music for Earthworms Aesop Rock 1
2000 Float Aesop Rock 3 1
2001 Labor Days Aesop Rock 4.5 1
2003 Bazooka Tooth Aesop Rock 3 2
2004 Build Your Own Bazooka Tooth Aesop Rock 1
2007 All Day: Nike+ Original Run Aesop Rock 5 2
2007 None Shall Pass Aesop Rock 3 3
2012 Skelethon Aesop Rock 3 6
2016 The Impossible Kid Aesop Rock 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Coma / Maintenance Aesop Rock 1
2001 Boombox Aesop Rock 1
2001 Daylight Aesop Rock 2
2002 Dead Light / Train Buffer El‐P / Aesop Rock 1
2003 Freeze Aesop Rock 1
2003 Easy Aesop Rock 1
2003 Limelighters Aesop Rock 1
2004 All in All / Make News / Bazooka, Chameleon, Robot Aesop Rock / Karniege 1
2004 Crooked Evil Nine feat. Aesop Rock 1
2005 Fast Cars Aesop Rock 1
2006 The Next Best Thing Aesop Rock 1
2007 Coffee Aesop Rock 1
2007 None Shall Pass Aesop Rock 1
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Aesop Rock 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Appleseed Aesop Rock 1
2002 Daylight Aesop Rock 3 2
2005 Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives Aesop Rock 3 3
2015 Cat Food Aesop Rock 1
2015 Lice Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman 1
2016 Lice Two: Still Buggin Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Unreleased, Compilations, And Features Aesop Rock 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Ghosts of the Barbary Coast Aesop Rock 1

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