Aesop Rock- The Impossible Kid

The Impossible Kid- Aesop Rock’s 7th album and second for indie giant Rhymesayers- is a masterclass in American etymology. As with any standard Aesop release, the words pile up and demand an ear- but this time they’re illustrating an obvious distance and loneliness. Aesop carves out space for plenty of math raps, loading each verse…

Can I Live? The Rap Writer’s Essential Question

I’ve never played the piano, unless you count that mindless tinkering we all do as kids. I’ve always looked at that box of wood lined with keys like a Rubik’s Cube; a puzzle that doesn’t compute between my ears.  I couldn’t tell you the difference between the long, sleek, white bars or the stubbier, taller…