Aesop Rock

Hip hop music, Musical Artist

1976 –

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Who is Aesop Rock?

Ian Matthias Bavitz, better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop artist and producer residing in San Francisco, California. He was at the forefront of the new wave of underground and alternative hip hop acts that emerged during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label until it went on hiatus in 2010. Betterpropaganda ranked him at number 19 at the Top 100 Artists of the Decade. He is a member of the groups The Weathermen, Hail Mary Mallon, The Uncluded and Two Of Every Animal. Regarding his name, he said: "I acquired the name Aesop from a movie I had acted in with some friends. It was my character's name and it sort of stuck. The rock part came later just from throwing it in rhymes."

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Born
Jun 5, 1976
Long Island
Also known as
  • Ian Mathias Bavitz
  • A.R.
  • Aes
  • Aes Rock
  • Aes Rizzle
  • Bazooka Tooth
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Boston University
  • Northport High School
Lived in
  • San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013