We've been listening to a bit of rap lately, and we've really been enjoying Aesop Rock, and their album, None Shall Pass. With an electronica background and funky singing thrown in, this is some of the most original and eclectic rap we've heard (We know how oxymoronic this sounds.)
"Sign of the swine in the swarm
When a king is a whore who comply and conform
Miles outside of the eye of the storm
With a siphon to lure out a prize and award
While avoiding the vile and bizarre that is violence and war
True blue triumph is more!
Like, "Wait, let him snake up out of the centerfold."
"Let it break the walls of Jericho."
"Ready? Go! "
Sat where the old, cardboard city folk
Swap tales with heads like every other penny throw"
--None Shall Pass
"I stood before the glittery borders of new radius
In search of the fabled city of mud and crushed velvet.
What I found was a gutter
Where the love of entertainment meets the lust for blood and demerits.
Cutters of the pie throw your summers in the sky.
Collar pop, jolly roger."
Quick vote: We're not huge fans of rap, but we can really get into this album!!! Give it a lick!
Aunt Kenya's Philosophy: While I'm not certain that said "Aesop" has the angst he is continually referring to in this album, I am sure that his rapid-fire delivery and surprisingly apt and poignant vernacular is something I personally connect with. This album is quite copasetic!
Aunt Kenya is one of our doggie aunts on our mother's side. She is a border collie-lab mix, we'll have a picture of her at some point...