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LAist Interview: Aesop Rock

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Photo by Chrissy Piper via Aesop Rock's MySpace profile

Aesop Rock - the tall man of the NY weathermen rap cliq - consistently breathes fresh air into everything he touches. He's the only man that could have a music video with zombies, and yet still is that proverbial, (or fabled) fresh prince of fresh air. His artistry on the mic, coupled with his abilities working the production tip, makes my heart float. I wish I was like Aes-Rizzle, and the only thing getting in between me and GTA4 was a flourishing rap career & touring. Instead, I beat it last week. At least this Aesop Rock cd has replayability. Lucky for you, Aesop is currently touring the states, and lucky for me, he found time on the road to play one-sided twenty-questions.

LAist: You're my top 3 favorite "tall" celebs - Kobe Bryant, yourself, and of course, Howard Stern. How tall are you exactly?
Aesop Rock: Hey, thanks man. I'm 6'4". Big props to Stern. He's from Long Island. I watch and listen to a lot of Stern these days.

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Howard Stern or Opie and Anthony?
Stern.

Are you boys with "Dog the Bounty Hunter"? - I heard your song Food Clothes Medicine on Dog's show.
They licensed it. I was a fan 'til he turned out to be a racist piece of shit. I mean I guess it wasn't that surprising in the end, but I have to admit the show intrigued me prior to that ridiculous taped call. I ended up feeling a bit embarrassed that my song was on his show. Fuck you Dog, fuck you. But that theme song that Ozzy whipped up is pretty insane... "I'm the dog, the big bad do-o-og..."