Aesop Rock is the self-deprecating antihero of indie rap. Amazed that anyone has taken an interest in his music, Aesop, who was born Ian Bavitz on Long Island in 1976, isn't out to save rap; he's content just carving out a little niche for himself and his friends at his label, Def Jux Recordings. If he had his way, he probably would never leave his couch, where he has been rumored to stay for weeks at a time. After reading about him in interviews and listening to him talk, you get the sense that he would be happy just watching movies, playing video games and making beats and rhymes for his friends. But Aesop has mad talent, and the underground craves his... More >>>