Dont get why everyone is making this comment when Aesop is pronounced ee-sop. It’s not like Aesop’s been burning up the rap blogs lately or even put out an album in the past four years. Also Led Zeppy is at least the name of a band I might want to listen to again before I die.
Thanks. You’re right that Aesop (of fable-fame) is pronounced “ee-sop,” though Aesop Rock pronounces his name in his own music with the long “a” sound. The comment comes probably because A$AP Rocky and Aesop Rock share 7 of 9 letters, though fair enough about the latter having not released an album for a long while.
In Rocky’s mind maybe, but given that his shit is being hyped by pitchfork and every other hipster and backpacker website, I bet the audiences overlap a ton.
That said, I dig the A$AP stuff… although more for the productions than the raps.
ASAP Rocky was interesting in 2004 when he went by the name of Mike Jones chopped and screwed by DJ Michael 5000 Watts. Today, I don’t know what he offers that is interesting. Mr. MF’n Exquire, on the other hand, IS the best thing in rap in the last 10 years. No?
Fact is ASAP’s the freshest thing happening in Harlem right now, save for Azeliea Banks, also cooking. So much better than boring old Aesop… he never had it much anyway. Haven’t Big, Lil’ name-alikes been part of the game all along?