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Aesop Rock is an American hip hop artist currently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment. His discography consists of seven studio albums, and three EPs, as well as ten singles, four collaborations, one compilation, nine music videos, and many appearances on other artists' tracks and on compilations.

Aesop Rock discography
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Aesop Rock live in concert.
Studio albums7
Music videos17
Guest appearances43
Production credits13
Appearances on compilations14

Aesop initially recorded and released two self-financed records, Music for Earthworms in 1997 and the Appleseed EP in 1999. After being signed to the Mush label, Aesop Rock released his first major album, Float in 2000. Shortly thereafter, Aesop Rock signed to Manhattan-based hip hop label Definitive Jux, where he has since released Labor Days in 2001, Bazooka Tooth in 2003, and None Shall Pass in 2007. Skelethon, was released by Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2012. The Impossible Kid was released by Rhymesayers Entertainment in April 2016.


Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions[1] Notes
US US R&B US Rap US Ind.
1997 Music for Earthworms
  • Self-released on CD-R
  • Debut release
2000 Float
  • Released: September 5, 2000
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette
  • Label: Mush Records (MH #222)
  • Record label debut
2001 Labor Days
  • First major release on Definitive Jux
2003 Bazooka Tooth
  • Released: September 23, 2003
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX #68)
112 44 7
2007 None Shall Pass
  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX #144)
50 35
  • US Sales: 73,000[3]
  • Highest selling album
2012 Skelethon 21 5 2 1
  • U.S. sales: 52,000[4]
  • 6th solo studio album
  • Highest Billboard charting album
  • Highest first-week sales
2016 The Impossible Kid
  • Released: April 29, 2016
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
  • Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment (RSE213)
30 3 2 2
  • 7th solo studio album
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Downloadable mixesEdit

Year Title Notes
2007 All Day: Nike+ Original Run
  • US Sales: 20,000[5]
  • Continuous 45-minute instrumental track.
  • Released in conjunction between Nike and Apple to advertise the Nike+iPod
2014 The Blob
  • Continuous 32-minute mix.
  • Released as a free download via SoundCloud.

Extended playsEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions[1] Notes
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Heat. U.S. Ind.
1999 Appleseed
  • Format: CD-R, cassette
  • Label: self-released
  • Self-released on CD-R.
2002 Daylight
  • Release date: February 5, 2002
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX #21)
2005 Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
  • Release date: February 22, 2005
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
  • Label: Definitive Jux
    (DJX #106 and #107)
190 100 9 21
  • US Sales: 30,000[7]
  • Two versions were released:
    • The initial pressing was packaged with an 88-page lyrics booklet.
    • Subsequent pressings omitted the booklet but included a bonus track, "Facemelter".
  • The two versions are catalogued as DJX #106 and DJX #107 respectively.
2015 Cat Food
  • Format: LP, digital download
  • Label: Rhymesayers
  • Tracks originally released alongside Aesop Rock x KidRobot collaborative vinyl toy, "Whiskers: The Undead"[8]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Title Album
2001 "Coma" Labor Days
2001 "Daylight" Labor Days & Daylight
2003 "Limelighters" Bazooka Tooth
2004 "All in All" Def Jux Presents 3
2006 "Fishtales" non-album single
2007 "None Shall Pass" None Shall Pass
2012 "Zero Dark Thirty" Skelethon
"ZZZ Top"
2016 "Rings" The Impossible Kid
"Blood Sandwich"
2016 "My Belly" non-album single
2017 "Hot Dogs" non-album single
2018 "Klutz" non-album single

Music videosEdit

Year Title Producer
1997 "Abandon All Hope"[9] Ian Bavitz
2003 "Freeze" Michael Kuhn
"No Jumper Cables" Joey Garfield
2005 "Fast Cars" Asif Mian
2007 "None Shall Pass" Michael Kuhn
"Coffee" Ace Norton
2012 "Zero Dark Thirty" Brooke Kennedy
"ZZZ Top" Lizzie Rose
"Cycles to Gehenna" Ben Fee & Pete Lee
"Homemade Mummy" N/A
2016 "Rings" Robert A. D'Esposito
"Blood Sandwich" Robert A. D'Esposito
"Lazy Eye: Live from the Peculiarium" Robert A. D'Esposito
"Dorks" Robert A. D'Esposito
"Kirby" N/A
"Shrunk" Robert A. D'Esposito
"Lotta Years: Live from the Hill" Robert A. D'Esposito
2017 "Get Out of the Car" Rob Shaw
"Hot Dogs" N/A
2018 "Klutz" Rob Shaw

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2001 "Put Your Quarter Up" Molemen with Slug and MF DOOM Ritual of The... Revisited and Remastered
"Water" Atoms Family Euphony
"Coma (Remix)"
"Sinister" Atoms Family with Yeshua Dapoed
"Blacklist" Prefuse 73, with MF DOOM Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
2002 "Take me to the Basement" The Opus First Contact 001
"Killing Time" Illogic Got Lyrics?
"Dry Bones (remix)" Oddjobs with Vast Aire, Kimani "Dry Bones" 12"
"Flesh (remix)" Atmosphere "Godlovesugly" 12"
"Success" Mr. Lif I Phantom
"Delorean" El-P Fantastic Damage
2003 "Obsolete" Blueprint with Slug, Eyedea, and Illogic The Weightroom
"Secret Agents" Chase Phoenix Cut to the Chase
"Kill 'em All (remix)" RJD2 Loose Ends
"Final Frontier (remix)" RJD2 with Blueprint, Murs, Vast Aire The Horror
"Happy Pillz" Murs The End of the Beginning
"Love to Fuck" S.A. Smash Smashy Trashy
"Shut Down" Push Button Objects Ghetto Blaster
2004 "Encounter" Blueprint Chamber Music
"Hold Mine" Blueprint with Slug, Illogic, and Eyedea Printmatic: Vitamins and Minerals EP
"Apocalypse Zone" Cryptic One The Anti-Mobius Theory
"Time Capsule" Illogic with Vast Aire Celestial Clockwork
"Crooked" Evil Nine You Can Be Special Too
"Jet Son" Blockhead with Camu Tao Sunday Seance
"Kill Switch" DJ Krush Jaku
"Posse Slash" Vast Aire with Karniege, Breez Evahflowin, Poison Pen Look Mom ... No Hands
2005 "Worlds Collide" Rasco The Dick Swanson Theory
"Lo-Fi Funk" Blueprint 1988
"Sabbatical with Options" Prefuse 73 Surrounded by Silence
"Poems 4 Post Modern Decay" Zion I True & Livin'
"Voltronic Instructional Espionage" Grayskul Deadlivers
"Try to Remember" Hangar 18 The Donkey Show Volume 1
"Helium" Vordul Mega Yung World
"Akinesia" Tame One & The Dusted Dons Slow Suicide Stimulus
"Nuclear Five" The Presence with Karniege, and Masai Bey Common Man's Anthems
"Left it to Us" Cage with El-P, Tame One, and Yak Ballz Hell's Winter
2006 "Take, Hold, Fire" Mr. Lif with El-P Mo' Mega
"Side Two" DJ Ese with Babbletron Side Two
2007 "Run the Numbers" El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
"The Office" Grayskul with Slug Bloody Radio
"Smoke if You Got'um" Rob Sonic Sabotage Gigante
"Catch 22" Grimace Federation Tasted by Chemists
"Borrowedtime" Luckyiam with Slug Most Likely to Succeed
"The Dirt and the Filth" Percee P Perseverance
2008 "Dirt" Tobacco Fucked Up Friends
"Alchemy" Blueprint Iron & Niacin
"Lovecraft in Brooklyn" remix The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
"Side Two (CCP Remix)" Cool Calm Pete Loosies - Remixes and Other Oddities
"The Explanation" The Gigantics Die Already
2009 "Diabolical Fun (Remix)" Illogic Diabolical Fun
"Low Tide" DJ Signify Of Cities
"Sink Or Swim"
"Molly" Tame One Acid Tab Vocab
"Stand Up" Awol One Owl Hours
Wood-Chip Grinder Mac Lethal Love Potion Collection Vol. 5
"Give It Up" Felt Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez
2010 "Primor" Dark Time Sunshine Vessel
2011 "Miama Advice"
"Zero or a Zillion"
"The Library"
"Walk Like Thunder"
"Captain Lou"
Kimya Dawson Thunder Thighs
"Shout It In" Dirty Ghosts Shout It In (Aesop Rock Remix) 7"
2012 "Superhands Mantra (Fuck Us All)" Busdriver Superhands Mantra (Fuck Us All
"Take My Hand" Dark Time Sunshine ANX
2013 "Tumbleweed" Billy Woods Dour Candy
"Not Going Anywhere" Grayskul Zenith
2014 "Ego Death" Busdriver Perfect Hair
"Castles" CunninLynguists Strange Journey Volume 3
"Air Pegasus (Le Cadeau)" MarQ Spekt & Blockhead Air Pegasus (Le Cadeau)
"Kill Joy" Rob Sonic Alice in Thunderdome
2015 "Jailbreak" B. Dolan Kill the Wolf
2016 "I Went Outside Today" Open Mike Eagle & Paul White Hella Personal Film Festival

Production creditsEdit

Year Track(s) Artist Album
2000 "Float"
"Big Bang"
"6B Panorama"
"How to be a Carpenter"
"The Mayor and the Crook"
Aesop Rock Float
2001 "Kill 'em All" various artists Definitive Jux Presents
"One Brick"
Aesop Rock Labor Days
"Wise Up" various artists Tag of the Times 3
2002 "Bracket Basher" Aesop Rock Daylight
"Dead Pan" various artists Definitive Jux Presents 2
2003 "Bazooka Tooth"
"N.Y. Electric"
"No Jumper Cables"
"Super Fluke"
"The Greatest Pac-Man Victory
in History"
"Kill the Messenger"
"Mars Attacks"
Aesop Rock Bazooka Tooth
2004 "All in All"
"You're Dead to Me"
various artists Definitive Jux Presents III
2005 "Zodiaccupuncture"
"Rickety Rackety"
"Food, Clothes, Medicine"
Aesop Rock Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
"Knowledge" C-Rayz Walz Year of the Beast
2007 "All Day" Aesop Rock Nike + Original Run
"Keep off the Lawn"
"Catacomb Kids"
"39 Thieves"
"Five Fingers"
None Shall Pass
"Give Me Love" Grayskul Bloody Radio
2008 "Ghosts of the Barbary Coast" Aesop Rock Ghosts of the Barbary Coast
2009 "Protagonists"
"Felt Chewed Up"
"Get Cake"
"Bass For Your Truck"
"Like You"
"Permanent Standby"
"Kevin Spacey"
"Ghost Dance Deluxe"
"Revisiting the Styleetron"
"Glory Burning"
"Henrietta Longbottom"
"She Sonnet"
"Felt Good"
"The Prize"
"G.I. Josephine"
"We Have You Surrounded"
"Give It Up"
"Paul Reubens"
Felt Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez
"Strain" Cage Depart From Me
2011 "Church Pants"
"Meter Feeder"
"Breakdance Beach"
"Mailbox Baseball"
Hail Mary Mallon Are You Gonna Eat That?
"Varsity Blues 2" Murs Varsity Blues 2
2012 "Leisureforce"
"ZZZ Top"
"Cycles to Gehenna"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Ruby '81"
"Crows 1"
"Crows 2"
"Racing Stripes"
"1,000 O'Clock"
"Homemade Mummy"
"Saturn Missles"
"Gopher Guts"
Aesop Rock Skelethon
2013 "Not Going Anywhere" Grayskul Zenith
2014 "Cat Food"
"Bug Zapper"

Aesop Rock

Cat Food
"Used Cars"
"The Soup"
"Hang Ten"
"Picture Day"
"King Cone"
Hail Mary Mallon Bestiary
"Happyland Disco" Rob Sonic Alice in Thunderdome
2015 "U-Boats" Billy Woods Today I Wrote Nothing
2016 "Mystery Fish"
"Lotta Years"
"Blood Sandwich"
"Get Out of the Car"
"Lazy Eye"
"Water Tower"
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
"Vigilante Genesis"
"Not Sure Why I Came Back"
"Graffiti Writer Killed"
"Tears of a Drone"
"Corner Store Showdown"
"The Watering Hole"
"Ten Paces"
Blueprint Vigilante Genesis

Original contributions to compilationsEdit

Year Tracks Album Other contributing artists
1999 "Tugboat Complex" Inside Out: Vol. 1
2000 "The Active Element" Ropeladder 12''[10]
2001 "Kill 'em All" Def Jux Presents
"Wise Up" Tags of the Times 3
2002 "Skip Town"
"Dinner with Blockhead"
Modern Montra
(DJ Spooky mix album)
"Dead Pan" Def Jux Presents 2
"Train Buffer" Urban Renewal
"Inner City Hustle" Embedded Studios Presents:
The Bedford Files
with L.I.F.E. Long[11]
2003 "Numb (To the Guns)" Nature Sounds Presents:
The Prof. In... Convexed Sampler
"Dragon Coaster" The Bastard EP 12'' with Mojo
"Miss By A Mile" We Came From Beyond, Vol. 2 with Slug and Eyedea
2004 "All in All" Def Jux Presents 3
2005 "Preservation" Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture with Del tha Funkee Homosapien
"Junkyard" NBA 2K6: The Tracks


Hail Mary MallonEdit

The UncludedEdit

The WeathermenEdit

Malibu KenEdit

See alsoEdit



  • "Aesop Rock". Definitive Jux. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  • "Aesop Rock". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  • "Aesop Rok – Intertia". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02.


  1. ^ a b "Aesop Rock > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  2. ^ "UKMix Soundscan Database". Retrieved 2011-06-02.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "UKMix Soundscan Database". Retrieved 2011-06-02.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Billboard - Google Books. 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  6. ^ "Nike+ Aesop Rock: New "Original Run" Mix This Tuesday". 2007-02-11. Archived from the original on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  7. ^ "UGHH Soundscan Numbers". Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  8. ^ "Aesop Rock "Cat Food" EP Fifth Element". Fifth Element. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  9. ^ SpiritStereo. "Abandon All Hope". Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  10. ^ "MH-401 Various Artists - Ropeladder 12 Tracklist". Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  11. ^ "Various Artists (Embedded Music) – 'Embedded Studios Presents: The Bedford Files' Item Detail". Retrieved 2008-01-08.

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