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2.17.16 Aesop Rock Drops New Video + Announces New Album!

Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His creative process now includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years following a friend’s death that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco to live in a barn out in the woods, where he recorded the foundations of The Impossible Kid. There’s also moments of levity though, as Aesop taps into the funny side of his persona that he suppressed during the period where being taken as a serious lyricist was more of a priority. Like Skelethon, Aesop exercised complete creative control over every aspect of the album, from the production (which he handled himself, with instrumental help from Philly’s Grimace Federation) to conceptualizing the cover art by his friend Alex Pardee.
Tracklisting:
01: Mystery Fish
02: Rings
03: Lotta Years
04: Dorks
05: Rabies
06: Supercell
07: Blood Sandwich
08: Get Out of the Car
09: Shrunk
10: Kirby
11: TUFF
12: Lazy Eye
13: Defender
14: Water Tower
15: Molecules
Pre-order The Impossible Kid Now!
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Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His creative process now includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco to live in a barn out in the woods, where he recorded the foundations of The Impossible Kid. There’s also moments of levity though, as Aesop taps into the funny side of his persona that he suppressed during the period where being taken as a serious lyricist was more of a priority. Like Skelethon, Aesop exercised complete creative control over every aspect of the album, from the production (which he handled himself, with instrumental help from Philly’s Grimace Federation) to conceptualizing the cover art by his friend Alex Pardee.

Tracklisting:
01: Mystery Fish
02: Rings
03: Lotta Years
04: Dorks
05: Rabies
06: Supercell
07: Blood Sandwich
08: Get Out of the Car
09: Shrunk
10: Kirby
11: TUFF
12: Lazy Eye
13: Defender
14: Water Tower
15: Molecules

Pre-order The Impossible Kid Now!
iTunes | Fifth Element | Amazon | Google Play


...And Don't Forget To Bundle Up!

Pre-order The Impossible Kid from Fifth Element now to receive an exclusive autographed insert by Aesop Rock, plus an instant mp3 download of the first single, “Rings”!

Bundle your pre-order with The Impossible Kid t-shirt & hooded sweatshirt, featuring the album’s cover artwork by Alex Pardee, and save!

Plus! All Fifth Element orders will also receive a digital download of the full album including bonus tracks “Syrup feat. Homeboy Sandman & Open Mike Eagle” and “Dorks [Blockhead Remix]” at midnight of release date.

Watch the Video for the First Single, "Rings"! -



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