If you are looking to expand your knowledge and understanding of rap, and subsequently have your mind blown to smithereens, you should most definitely bear witness to the legendary trail-blazer of New York underground hip-hop, Aesop Rock.
Having established his unique sound and unorthodox, rhythm-defying flow for the better part of the last 20 years, Aesop Rock has cemented himself in the hip-hop community as one of the most articulate and lyrically engaging rappers of the past decade.
Boasting a vocabulary that is so far above his contemporaries that it has been compared to Shakespeare, the Portland based rapper is bringing his electrifying live show to Australia for the first time in 11 years, with friends Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz of Hail Mary Mallon fame joining him on stage. This is an opportunity to witness the sheer skill and wizardry that spawns for the underground scene in the US – a must for any hip-hop head – and it kicks off at Amplifier Bar on the 23rd of September.
Tickets can be found here, while full tour dates are below:
23/9 – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA
27/9 – The Gov, Hindmarsh SA
28/9 – Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley, QLD
29/9 – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
30/9 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Watch Aesop’s latest single, Get Out of the Car: