Aesop Rock's long out-of-print 1999 EP Appleseed is available now on all digital platforms as well as on vinyl, for the first time ever!
Appleseed was a staggering introduction to Aesop’s singular talent for dense and cerebral wordplay, rendering an indelible influence on the next wave of underground rap as word of its brilliance travelled quickly through the scene. Just as influential as the layered lyricism was the album’s melodic and melancholic production, with six out of the eight songs produced by Aesop himself, Omega One helming “Sick Friend,” and Blockhead showing up for “1000 Deaths,” just one of many in a long line of fruitful collaborations between the two.
“The first Appleseed CD’s were CD-R’s I duped at home and sold from my backpack at an MF DOOM show at Brownies, which was right below my apartment at the time,” recalls Aesop. “I continued to sell hand-to-hand in NY, while Blockhead started fielding some mail orders from a young internet. People would send us cash or a check, and he’d cut the covers out and mail them off.“ The two of them were able to move a couple thousand CDs before turning their attention to newer projects. Appleseed went out of print for many years, with the exception of occasional CD represses surfacing as a merch items on tour.
We're excited to introduce the album to a new generation of listeners, finally on streaming and vinyl for the first time ever!
Appleseed Vinyl, CDs and Exclusive Merch
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