|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 has arrived to smash your ears in with NYC hip-hop so far underground it requires a degree in archaeology. Veteran of two self released discs, Aesop plugs his raspy voice into melancholy, tricky production by himself and Blockhead. Music check: The eerie voices, rolling bass, and banjo plucks on "Garbage." Check. Concepts and lyricism check: Aesop has mad concepts - peep "Basic Cable," the tale of Aesop's love/hate relationship with the idiot box. Checkmate. No glamour here, just slumping strings and battle weary smiles under fear of jacked-up rent in "Oxygen." Give it time and his detached drawl will hypnotize you and his fables will load directly into your brain. - XLR8R