Aesop Rock
Aesop Rock Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is an American hip hop artist/producer, lauded for his unique approach to storytelling with dense and abstract world play, a style which all but revolutionized the world of independent hip hop. He has released 5 solo albums, 3 EPs, scored short films, collaborated with a wide range of both music and visual artists, and has his lyrics published in Yale University's "Anthology of Rap" as well as "Hip Hop Speaks to Children", a New York Times Best Seller by famed writer, poet, activist+ professor Nikki Giovanni.