Aesop Rock Quotes
Ian Matthias Bavitz (born June 5, 1976), better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon. He was at the forefront of the new wave of underground and alternative hip hop acts that emerged during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label until it went on hiatus in 2010. betterPropaganda ranked him at number 19 at the Top 100 Artists of the Decade
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People are very adamant about maintaining a certain sound or a certain era, like, "There were three years of rap that were great, so let's just keep doing that." The genre itself is just stuck in place. It's been treading water for a while.
Armchair hater, I wouldn't piss on your coffin But when I see your picture I draw dicks on it.
I'm Mozart with a focus on the tide Hiding the inconsistencies of man behind water and wine
The only bridge I've ever burned along this legacy I dance is the one that linked the cities of prosperity and chance.
Honestly, I don't feel pressure to live up to anything I've done because I tend to not listen to my work once a year passes.
I started freestyling with friends about eight or nine years ago. I started writing also around the same time, but didn't meet blockhead until about '94. I started making beats not until about '96.
...I've never had a dream in my life, Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven't pursued. I knew what I wanted, and did it till it was done. So I've been the dream I wanted to be since Day One.
Dream a little dream, Or you can live a little dream I'd rather live it 'Cause dreamers always chase But never get it
In a time where everything's a flavor of the month, and it's hard to have any sort of longevity, I've been able to sell records still. I want to be the guy that stands out there and says thank you personally to everyone. And I try after my shows and kick it because I want to genuinely say thanks.
Everyone's been on the "hip-hop is dead" campaign for years, and now it's the most unsure-of-itself genre ever.