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NoHeadlights

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 2:42:06 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for NoHeadlights
Such a dope album, love the 16 bit video game sounding beats, need to buy a physical of this, I know its been Co signed by a few peeps here, I'm basically agreeing with anyone else feeling this album

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wigga prerequisite

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:57:35 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for wigga prerequisite
feel the forums ballsack

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POP KILL

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:55:41 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for POP KILL
I agree!

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 9:57:15 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
i think you could make a strong case for it being aesop's best album, or at the very least his best project since labor days. it's impressive how he was able to strip things back a bit and make this personal/introspective album without compromising the artistic integrity or regressing at all lyrically. there's a nice balance between the straight forward & abstract writing styles which might make this album more approachable for a new listener. it's an interesting look back on his life, his relationship with family/friends/artists/fans, and how he ended up in the position he's in. i also love the beats on there, some of his best production imo. shout out to grimace federation though because without them there's no way the album could sound the way it does.

the way the album is structured is really well done too, something that took me many listens to notice. there's a logical progression from get out of the car -> lazy eye if you look at the content of those tracks. it starts with aes reflecting on camu's death and the downward spiral that sent him into, then he sees a shrink who tells him to get a kitten. after this you get a track dedicated to his cat, with the more aggressive/braggadocios "tuff" right after that followed by lazy eye which is more about self improvement/acceptance and "acting natural whatever that means for ya". i don't know if it's really considered to be a "concept album" but i think it's cool that all the tracks are linked in this way.

overall a damn good album, one of my favorites of the decade for sure. i don't really have anything bad to say about it.

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Grafh

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:27:17 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Grafh
As someone who's been following Aesop's career from the jump almost, I agree, it's not a stretch at all to call this his best album. For a long time it looked like he was going to be living in the shadow of 'Labor Days', and for a long time he did, but these last few years have been so productive for him and his growth as an artist.

He said working with Kimya Dawson really taught him how to reign in his lyrics a bit and make them more focused and precise, and even though I love his super abstract shit, maaaaan this made all the difference. He's still super lyrical, but now you don't need to spend nearly as much time trying to decipher all his shit which make the music infinitely more enjoyable.

This is probably one of my favorite albums in recent Hip Hop history, I rank it very highly. Storytelling is second to none, production vibes with the lyrics perfectly, some great subject matter conceptially. It's just a very complete LP from front to back.

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POP KILL

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 11:43:44 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for POP KILL
Exactly, tippi and Grafh.

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the weatherman (Admin)

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 11:45:10 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for the weatherman
i agree with the high praise for this album...it's definitely one of my favorite hip-hop records of the decade....i also really dig the way he reined it in, but still sounds like aes.

i think reinventing himself with skelethon and this album is the best career choice he ever made. one of the few times an artist managed to sound better after early career success.

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5th point

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:35:34 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
I dont think none shall pass is better

Float, skelethon, and impossible kid are tied for his best albums to me

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no masks

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:40:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no masks
he ethers so many with everything he does but lacks replay as his lyrics are so dense and he has 1 style. 1 trick pony but very dope and great beat maker. he never faded into obscurity like many dudes he came up with by getting way overly abstract either which is cool. i remember when he was just coming out in '97 and he was chillin with anticon dudes right before they wanted to sign me.

i just float, while everybody around me's busy drowning, i just float..

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bUcKtHaDeViL

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:52:00 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for bUcKtHaDeViL
More bizarre unintelligent commentary by the legendary dipshit No Dick.

The albumís a masterpiece and a perfect example of what modern day hip hop should sound like.

I award you no points No Dick and may god have mercy on your soul.

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5th point

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:27:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
I think the sense lyrics give his music replay value. Can you give me an example of a rapper who isn't a 1 trick pony?

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5th point

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:27:37 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
Dense lyrics I mean

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no masks

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:36:36 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no masks
samson the fake account with no cred or identity needs to bring his mom over here.

bucktherdevil still a herb with conways average as fuck short Ep blakk tape as his top album of 2018! LOL! hahahaha. lay down lil fella.

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no masks

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:53:49 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no masks
samson you lil frail dork boy, you are nobody on here and your words are worth shit. many on here already know who i am. had 2 record deals. what you do?

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88

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:08:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
something something obfuscate.

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5th point

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:31:12 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
No mask. Samson is obviously ollie

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no masks

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:31:30 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no masks
^love you 88

and all yall cork dicks.

no hate.

but some will get told the fuck off!

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no masks

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:34:27 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no masks
^no 5th- ollie dosnt do the "LMAOOO" and thank you etc.

it wasnt just ollie the other day that opened new accounts. probably drug smokes, nws and whoever. im seeing differing behavior patterns and semantics.

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5th point

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:37:14 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
Ollie is the only one who says assoul

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no masks

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:39:29 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no masks
^either way, dudes arnt being open and real like i am and contributing. life is a mission to stay rising as many crabs try to pull you back down!

i just float

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:57:59 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Yo 5th it's someone pretending to be ollie. While some of the verbage typed is correct, there's little tell tale signs it's not the real ollie.

Never been big into Aesop but this album was dope as fuck. This was one of my favorite songs that year...

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5th point

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 11:23:43 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
Aes is one of the best live acts I've seen. His performance was so on point

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tha $pace clock

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 12:54:51 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tha $pace clock
Labor Day's beats are better. Impossible kid in 2nd

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kingetje

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 1:16:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for kingetje
Here's a story about my Aesop Rock experience:

When i was a little shit in like 2003 i played Tony Hawk 4 Pro Skater on Gamecube and on the soundtrack i heard some Aesop Rock song, "Labor". I used to hate it then (disliked the voice and lyrics made no sense), and never listened to anything by him ever after that, writing him off as some wack nerd rap forever.

A few months ago i got into Armand Hammer (shoutout to Tippi) and i heard 2 Aesop features on some of their solo material. THey were great. Turned out he also made the beats. Both were dope.

Then a few weeks ago i somehow found that kitten Kirby song off this album you guys are talking about. I liked it a lot and it's dope and funny as hell.

So now with the exceptional praise this album is getting in here as well, i am gonnna go and check it out. If it's dope i'll go check Labor Days too.

Or should i start at Labor Days anyhow? I'm not a music nazi like i was back then.

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dj rolo

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 1:26:57 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
salute to Aesop for still being able to create dope music in 2018.

i'm still salty they had just sold out of his Earthworms CDr back when he had them for sale on his aesoprock.com site late 1998/1999 ...but i do still own an OG Appleseed pressing

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tippi dink

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 1:27:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
that's a great story man, my fire exposure to aesop's music was the same (tony hawks pro skater 4) but my reaction to it was the complete opposite as you might imagine lol. he's pretty much been my favorite rapper ever since.

i think if you really want to get into aesop's music though it might be better to go backwards and ease yourself into it. i recommend maybe starting with his last three solo albums: impossible kid, skelethon, and none shall pass, then checking out labor days & his other stuff which is much more lyrically dense/cryptic. i'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the impossible kid whenever you get around to listening to it.

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tippi dink

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 1:28:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
first exposure*

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kingetje

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 3:35:24 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for kingetje
Alright Tippi, i'll do that. Will report back in here with thoughts after i've gone through some stuff.

Heh, Tony Hawk ughh representin

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Friday, January 04, 2019 9:06:22 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
Id play that song on repeat wen free skating in tony hawk. I like his old music way better. The beats were easier to digest. His lyrics are cool but sometimes too much. Overrall hes an ughh legend

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porkelin

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posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:00:16 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for porkelin
Impossible Kid
None Shall Pass
Labor Days

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NoHeadlights

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posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 1:15:51 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for NoHeadlights
The thing that got me into Aesop Rock was Blockhead, been playing Float here and there and I actually never realised how good they are together till now

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NoHeadlights

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posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 1:18:39 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for NoHeadlights
Going to the record store today for some weekend shopping, need to buy another outfit or 2 for work to buy and another copy of this album, I been buying doubles of albums that I like for no particular reason

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illus UGHH Artist

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posted Monday, January 07, 2019 10:18:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for illus   Click Here to Email illus
I love this album. I bought it when it dropped and still play it daily. It's a classic to me and one of the best albums I've heard in the last 10 years. I never get bored of it.

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Seme__one

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posted Friday, January 11, 2019 9:47:29 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Seme__one
Yeah but how many hits did he have?
Hits N***a ,hits N***a, hits,hits, HITS!

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eighty five

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posted Friday, January 11, 2019 11:49:47 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for eighty five
Damn nhl became a faggot

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kingetje

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posted Friday, January 18, 2019 10:41:49 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for kingetje
Alright Tippi, listened to both Labor Days and The Impossible Kid (just one or two spins each tho), and yeah, pretty much lol_me for about 15 years for straight up refusing to listen. This is quality stuff. Will definitely give these a solid amount of play.

Recognised the "Daylight" beat off one of the Blockhead instrumental albums, was a nice touch.

Bazooka Tooth next at some point.

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Decepticon_1_Galvatron

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posted Friday, January 18, 2019 10:14:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Decepticon_1_Galvatron
MALIBU KEN

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Noheadlights

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posted Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:04:29 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Noheadlights
85 you go into fetal position when u smoke weed, imagine your chilling with chief Keef and u take a small hit than start balling into a fetal position, Chief Keef would be like yo wtf is going on with Habeebi, this sand ngr be spazzin out, fuck is wrong with this awkward faggot

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kingetje

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posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:30:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for kingetje
Wtf, Labor Days is just amazing.

I feel like a total ass knowing of this album's existence for 1.5 decade yet not having heard it until now.

Good to 'discover' new old shit though.

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LEX718

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posted Monday, January 28, 2019 2:58:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for LEX718
I tried giving this a shot but I really can't get into the production. It's not bad, just really hard for me to sit through for an extended period of time. It's different but not enough soul in the synthetic vibes to keep from being an unpleasant listening experience for me. Dude is a pretty great rapper who's lyrics have substance and give you the opportunity to break them down but the overall feel just isn't for me despite Aesop's prowess.

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LEX718

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posted Monday, January 28, 2019 4:34:43 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for LEX718
I fucked up.. I was talking about Malibu Ken. Didn't realize he had 2 threads up here.

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kRoOkEd diMp

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posted Monday, January 28, 2019 4:38:30 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for kRoOkEd diMp
1TRiLL

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, January 28, 2019 4:43:03 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
not surprised by that lex, i can see how it would be offputting especially if you're not used to that type of psychedelic synth heavy production in the first place. i've been a fan of tobacco/black moth super rainbow for a long time though and loved the track dirt they did together back in 2008, so this collab album is something i've wanted for a while and i wasn't disappointed at all.

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, January 28, 2019 4:43:45 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
great now i posted my response in the wrong thread, this is all your fault lex

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The lurker

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posted Monday, January 28, 2019 4:53:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for The lurker
Ha ha my fault for bumping the Malibu Ken thread back up and confusing people!

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