|MH-202 Aesop Rock - Float
"So I heard you all want to float" bellows Aesop Rock, causing the flood gates to burst. Aesop Rock's first full-length effort, Float, contains twenty tracks of Avenue A hip-hop deluge and exemplifies the classic explosiveness of the sub-terra MC. It is the sound of a new New York underground speaking in full. With pinpoint production handled by Aesop and his main man, Blockhead, Float roars and rushes to the forefront. The release features guest appearances by Vastaire of Cannibal Ox, Slug of Atmosphere, and Doseone of Anticon. Dense in meaning and gorgeous in sound, Aesop holds nothing back, creating a work destined to become a landmark. Float is one of the year's most anticipated underground hip-hop releases and one that delivers on each and every line.
|Hip-hop as gritty and complex as the alphabet city streets he hails from - CMJ / Will hypnotize you - XLR8R / Damn-near-genius wordplay - AP / An MC who is so uniquely dope, he absolutely demands attention - Exclaim! / Awe-inspiring - Mixer / Makes most current hip-hop sound downright infantile – Resonance
|Aesop Rock, the latest member emerging from the intrepid Mush stable, takes his vocabulary very seriously. Brimming with two-dollar words and obscure references, Aesop steps to the fore with his singularly dynamic vocal style. He's not just showing off, either. Seamlessly blending metaphors and images in complicated rhyme schemes, Aesop's spoken flows are poetry in every sense. Even better, it's poetry with beats. Along with partner Blockhead, Aesop lays down a diverse, capable mix playing off everything from reggae and blues riffs to Astor Piazzola. The deft production smoothes the rough edges and makes sure everything goes down nice and easy. - Urb