In the weeks leading up to Aesop Rock releasing his new album, The Impossible Kid, I had a blast revisiting all of his previous releases.
With two decades in the game, the NY-bred emcee has built quite the catalog—Music For Earthworms (which turns 20 next year!), Float, Labor Days, Bazooka Tooth (came out before it’s time, IMO), None Shall Pass, Fast Cars, Danger, Fire & Knives, and Skeleton? Man, talk about consistency.
With The Impossible Kid, Aesop did it again. Not only with the music, but the visuals as well. Together with Rob Shaw, the two put together some amazing clips for “Rings,” “Blood Sandwich,” “Lazy Eye,” and most-recently, “Dorks.” Not to mention, they also released a 48-minute shot-for-shot remake of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to go along with the album stream.
Today, Ace Rizzle teams up with LICE co-conspirator Homeboy Sandman and unrightfully-overlooked Open Mike Eagle for “Syrup”—a bonus track, available for free download when you cop The Impossible Kid via Fifth Element.
Check it out below.