Aesop Rock [Bavitz, Ian Matthias]
- Jordan A. Yamaji Smith
(b Northport, Long Island, NY, June 5, 1976).
American hip-hop lyricist, vocalist, and producer. Aesop Rock began his career in alternative/underground hip-hop music with two self-financed albums that blended an eclectic approach to sample-based production with poetic, figurative lyrics. His creative output has helped to establish him as a prolific solo artist with a commitment to renovating the rap genre with politically-charged songs and experimental production techniques....